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Mas-Colell, Whinston and Green Versus Scitovsky on Profit and Utility Maximization

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  • Ormazabal Sánchez, Kepa Mirena

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I contrast the theoretical foundation of profit maximization of Mas-Colell, Whinston and Green’s “Microeconomics” against that provided by Scitovsky in a paper of 1943. Whereas Mas-Colell, Whinston and Green try to show that profit maximization can be derived from utility maximization, Scitovsky categorically states the contrary view. I argue, first, that the foundation provided by Mas-Colell, Whinston and Green is not sound and, secondly, that Scitovsky’s line of reasoning opens a better way to model business behavior.

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  • Ormazabal Sánchez, Kepa Mirena, 2005. "Mas-Colell, Whinston and Green Versus Scitovsky on Profit and Utility Maximization," IKERLANAK 2005-20, Universidad del País Vasco - Departamento de Fundamentos del Análisis Económico I.
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    1. Mas-Colell, Andreu & Whinston, Michael D. & Green, Jerry R., 1995. "Microeconomic Theory," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, number 9780195102680.
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    profit maximization; utility maximization; business behavior;

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    • D01 - Microeconomics - - General - - - Microeconomic Behavior: Underlying Principles
    • D21 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Theory

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