equilibrium theory

equilibrium theory

[‚ē·kwə′lib·rē·əm ‚thē·ə·rē]
(oceanography)
An ocean water model which assumes instantaneous response of water bodies to the tide-producing forces of the moon and sun to form an equilibrium surface, and disregards the effects due to friction, inertia, and irregular distribution of land masses.
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Stiglitz's criticism of the market rests on a false assumption General equilibrium theory describes an artificial situation irrelevant to the actual working of the market.
Carey quoted "price" and "quantity" of the non equilibrium theory into the study of the optimal model of equilibrium with dual form.
Leonard cites this testimony, together with a reference from Shubik (1989) that says that "although Cournot's work with equilibria of games with a continuum of strategies was not strictly covered by Nash's work, conceptually Cournot's solution could be viewed as an application of the noncooperative equilibrium theory to oligopoly (see Mayberry et al.
Alfred Marshall and Modern Economics: Equilibrium Theory and Evolutionary Economics.
In 1972, he and Kenneth Arrow were awarded a Nobel Prize in economics "for their contribution to general equilibrium theory and welfare theory.
The recursive competitive equilibrium theory, in which the equilibrium is depicted as a set of stochastic processes with stationary transition probabilities, is the key development that has led to the revolution in macroeconomics, as Prescott (2006) states.
It was also said that this strategy seems to defy the Nash equilibrium theory, named after the American mathematician John Forbes Nash, Jr.
Schwalbe's work focuses primarily on microeconomics, with particular emphasis on general equilibrium theory, game theory, industrial organization, and competition theory and policy.
The history is framed by the punctuated equilibrium theory of policy reform.
The curriculum focuses on courses which include Operations Research, Forecasting, Econometrics, Real Analysis and Probability, Mathematical Modelling of Economic Systems, Game theory, Stochastic Processes, Industrial Economics, Equilibrium Theory and Financial Markets etc.
He explains the link between general equilibrium theory with CGE models and features related to CGE models (behavioral equations and calibration).
He cites numerous other examples where good data falsifies the application of equilibrium theory to environmental problems.