Economic Geometry: Marshalls and Other Early Representations of Demand and Supply
AbstractDoes an apparent (minor) anomaly, said to occur not infrequently in elementary expositions of supply and demand theory, really imply Ã¢â‚¬â€œ as seems to be suggested Ã¢â‚¬â€œ that there is something a bit odd about MarshallÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s diagrammatic handling of demand and supply? On investigation, we find some interesting differences of focus and exposition amongst the theorists who first developed the Ã¢â‚¬ËœgeometricÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ treatment of demand and supply, but find no reason, despite his differences from other marginalist pioneers such as Cournot, Dupuit and Walras, to consider MarshallÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s treatment either as unconventional or forced, or as to regard him as the Ã¢â‚¬Ëœodd man outÃ¢â‚¬â„¢.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Strathclyde Business School, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 0806.
Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2008
Date of revision:
Contact details of provider:
Postal: Sir William Duncan Building, 130 Rottenrow, Glasgow G4 0GE
Phone: +44 (0)141 548 3842
Fax: +44 (0)141 548 4445
Web page: http://www.strath.ac.uk/economics/
More information through EDIRC
Marshall; Marginalist Pioneers; Diagrammatic Conventions;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- B13 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought through 1925 - - - Neoclassical through 1925 (Austrian, Marshallian, Walrasian, Stockholm School)
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
You can help add them by filling out this form.
reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.Access and download statisticsgeneral information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Kirsty Hall).
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.