### Abstract

However, economists who this technology could benefit are usually unfamiliar with QE, and the use of mathematical software generally. This motivated the development of a Mathematica Package TheoryGuru, whose purpose is to lower the costs of applying QE to economics. We describe the package’s functionality and give examples of its use.

Original language | English |
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Title of host publication | Mathematical Software |

Subtitle of host publication | Proceedings of the International Congress on Mathematical Software (ICMS 2018) |

Publisher | Springer |

Pages | 369-378 |

Number of pages | 10 |

ISBN (Electronic) | 978-3-319-96418-8 |

ISBN (Print) | 978-3-319-96417-1 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 14 Jul 2018 |

### Publication series

Name | Lecture Notes in Computer Science |
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Publisher | Springer |

Volume | 10931 |

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### Bibliographical note

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (ISSN: 0302-9743)The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96418-8_44

### Keywords

- Quantifier elimination
- Economic reasoning

### Cite this

*Mathematical Software: Proceedings of the International Congress on Mathematical Software (ICMS 2018)*(pp. 369-378). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 10931). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96418-8_44

**TheoryGuru: A Mathematica Package to Apply Quantifier Elimination Technology to Economics.** / Mulligan, Casey; Davenport, James H.; England, Matthew.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter

*Mathematical Software: Proceedings of the International Congress on Mathematical Software (ICMS 2018).*Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 10931, Springer, pp. 369-378. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96418-8_44

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