F. Y. Edgeworth's Mathematical Psychics and Further Papers on Political Economy / Edition 1

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Overview


F. Y. Edgeworth made major contributions in the early stages of the development of contract and game theory which have had a fundamental impact on economics. This volume brings together a number of his writings on political economy edited by Peter Newman, the leading authority on Edgeworth's life and works. In addition to journal and dictionary articles and book reviews, the volume notably includes his monograph contribution Mathematical Psychics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198287124
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/28/2003
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 712
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Peter Newman was born in Mitcham, Surrey and educated at University College, London and Nuffield College, Oxford. He held posts at the Admiralty's Department of Operational Research and in the Planning Secretariat of Ceylon before becoming a lecturer at the University of West Indies. From 1966 until his retirement in 1990 he was Professor of Political Economy at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and later Emeritus Professor. He died in New Zealand in November 2001.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Peter Newman (1928-2001)
Francis Ysidro Edgeworth (1845-1926)
Pt. I Mathematical Psychics (1881) 1
Pt. II New and Old Methods of Ethics (1877) 175
Pt. III Articles 255
Pt. IV Palgrave's Dictionary of Political Economy, selected contributions 409
Pt. V Book reviews, with an introductory essay 505
Pt. VI Bibliography of Edgeworth's writings 621
Index 648
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