Colóquio - História da Matemática e Economia
Auditório da Escola de Ciências, pelas 14h30m
Colóquio sobre a História da Matemática e Economia com o título "Equilibrium in Mechanics and then in Economics: influential, but a good idea?"
Orador: Professor Ivor Grattan-Guinness (Middlesex
Mathematical economics took much positive influence from classical
mechanics, especially between the 1860s and the 1920s, and
equilibrium was a prime target for imitation. After reviewing the
main traditions of mechanics, I consider the history of its effect
upon economics, I note three particular areas where this influence
was not at all rapid; then I treat the place of mechanical
principles, especially equilibrium, in the work of some major
neo-classical economists. Finally, the merits of these influences
will be assessed.