## Foundations of economic analysis |

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### Contents

Introduction | 3 |

The Theory of Maximizing Behavior | 21 |

A Comprehensive Restatement of the Theory | 57 |

Copyright | |

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algebraic amount analysis arbitrary assumed assumption behavior causal system chapter coefficients commodity comparative statics competition complete conditions of equilibrium consider constant consumer consumer's consumer's surplus defined demand curve demand functions determined difference equations differential equations discussion dynamic economic theory economists elasticity equal equi expression fact factors of production finite firm formal functional equations given Hicks implies independent index numbers indifference curves individual initial conditions interest involved J. R. Hicks librium linear marginal cost marginal utility matrix maximize maximum method minimum motion negative definite numeraire optimal optimum output parameter partial derivatives perfect competition polynomial positive possible preference field principal minors problem production function quadratic form quantity ratios relations respect result roots simple solution stability stationary equilibrium theorem tion transformation unique utility index utility of income values vanish variables welfare economics written zero