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