Leon Walras's Mathematical Economics and the Mechanical Analogies

Albert Jolink, Jan Van Daal

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Abstract

In April 1909 Léon Walras (1834–1910) presented his last lecture before the Société Vaudoise des Sciences Naturelles at Lausanne. The subject dealt with in this lecture was the analogy between the mathematics used in economics and that employed in mechanics; it is reformulated in what turned out to be one of Walras's last publications, entitled ‘Economique et Mécanique.’

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-32
Number of pages8
JournalHistory of Economics Society Bulletin
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1989
Externally publishedYes

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Leon Walras's Mathematical Economics and the Mechanical Analogies. / Jolink, Albert; Van Daal, Jan.

In: History of Economics Society Bulletin, Vol. 11, No. 1, 04.1989, p. 25-32.

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Jolink, Albert ; Van Daal, Jan. / Leon Walras's Mathematical Economics and the Mechanical Analogies. In: History of Economics Society Bulletin. 1989 ; Vol. 11, No. 1. pp. 25-32.
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