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


  • Marion Gaspard


[eng] The demonstration of the Ramsey rule: mathematics as self control in the 1928 article. . 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. [fre] Nous proposons, dans cet article, de suivre pas à pas la démonstration originelle de la règle de Ramsey. Cette étude révèle paradoxalement une introduction prudente du calcul des variations, qui nous semble révélatrice tant des ambitions de Ramsey que de sa position atypique à Cambridge.

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  • Marion Gaspard, 2001. "Les démonstrations de la règle de Ramsey. Les mathématiques comme self-control," Revue Économique, Programme National Persée, vol. 52(3), pages 595-604.
  • Handle: RePEc:prs:reveco:reco_0035-2764_2001_num_52_3_410340
    Note: DOI:10.3406/reco.2001.410340

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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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    • B22 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought since 1925 - - - Macroeconomics
    • E13 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models - - - Neoclassical
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