Accession Number : AD0668259
Title : MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING AND ECONOMIC ANTHROPOLOGY.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept. no. 1, 1 Jan 67-30 May 68, on Comparative Econometrics Project,
Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AUSTIN DEPT OF ANTHROPOLOGY
Personal Author(s) : Buchler,Ira R. ; McGoodwin,J. R.
Report Date : 24 APR 1968
Pagination or Media Count : 47
Abstract : The document presents (1) A brief introduction to mathematical programming and the theory of convex bodies (for economic anthropologists); (2) A discussion of decision making under certainty, risk, and uncertainty; (3) A review of several algorithms for economic decision problems; (4) A general discussion of the diet problem and transportation method of linear programming; (5) A game theory and linear programming analysis of a 'Jamaican decision problem'; (6) A linear programming analysis of agricultural decision processes; and (7) A general discussion of (one-person) games against nature. (Author)
Descriptors : (*ANTHROPOLOGY, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), ECONOMICS, DECISION MAKING, MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING, UNCERTAINTY, PROBABILITY, ALGORITHMS, GAME THEORY, AGRICULTURE, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, BEHAVIOR, CULTURE
Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
Sociology and Law
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE