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Les démonstrations de la règle de Ramsey. Les mathématiques comme « self-control »


  • Marion Gaspard


We aim at studying the original demonstration of the Ramsey Rule. This investigation shows that the introduction of the calculus of variations paradoxically remains cautious and reveals the very aims of Ramsey as well as his peculiar situation in the Cambridgian university scene. Classification JEL : B22, E13, E20

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  • Marion Gaspard, 2001. "Les démonstrations de la règle de Ramsey. Les mathématiques comme « self-control »," Revue économique, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 52(3), pages 595-604.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:recosp:reco_523_0595

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    1. Marion Gaspard, 2005. "Individual Behaviors and Collective Welfare: Ramsey's " microfoundations " of " macro-equilibrium "," Post-Print halshs-01162036, HAL.

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    JEL classification:

    • B22 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought since 1925 - - - Macroeconomics
    • E13 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models - - - Neoclassical
    • E20 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)


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