Microeconomics and General Equilibrium Theory — Internet Resources
Monographs freely available online
- Gérard Debreu (1959), Theory of Value: An Axiomatic Analysis of Economic Equilibrium
- Jonathan Levin: Teaching and Lecture Notes
- This is a link to the Teaching and Lecture Notes page
of Professor Jonathan Levin at Stanford University. There
are lecture notes for Graduate Microeconomics
(Economics 202 and Economics 203). The notes on General
Equilibrium discuss in particular the proof of existence
theorems for equilibria in economic models using the
Kakutani Fixed Point Theorems.
- Homepage for Mark Walker at the University of Arizona
- Mark Walker is Karl Eller Professor of Economics
at the University of Arizona. He makes available
from his homepage notes for lecture courses that
he teaches, including
Economics 519: Mathematics for Economists and Economics 501B: Microeconomics.
Videos of Lectures by Gérard Debreu
Géerard Debreu was one of the leading economists
in the development of mathematical economics from the
1950s onwards. His paper with Kenneth Arrow proving
the existence of equilibria in economic models with
producers and consumers was published in 1954.
He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics
- Gérard Debreu, Lecture 1 of 4 on Economic Theory (1987) (UC Erskine webcast, June 15, 1987, available on YouTube)
- Note that Debreu was presented with a microphone 1 minute
and 25 seconds into this lecture, and the audio improves!
- Gérard Debreu, Lecture 2 of 4 on Economic Theory (1987) (UC Erskine webcast, June 19, 1987, available on YouTube)
- Gérard Debreu, Lecture 3 of 4 on Economic Theory (1987) (UC Erskine webcast, June 22, 1987, available on YouTube)
- This video is mislabelled as Lecture 4 of 4 on YouTube.
- Gérard Debreu, Lecture 4 of 4 on Economic Theory (1987) (UC Erskine webcast, June 26, 1987, available on YouTube)
- This video is mislabelled as Lecture 3 of 4 on YouTube.
- Stanford Engineering Hero Lecture: Kenneth Arrow (Stanford online, available on YouTube)
- This is a lecture for a general audience, essentially
autobiographical, where Arrow describes how, with a background
in mathematics and statistics, his career developed through
wartime work in meteorology and the then new field of
“operations research”. He describes his
developing awareness of the development of Linear Programming
and the Simplex Method by George Dantzig and, in the
Soviet Union, by Kantorovich, and of the growing importance
of computing in solving problems arising in this field.
He subsequently came to Stanford University with a joint
appointment as a professor of Economics and Statistics.
Arrow starts discussing General Equilibrium 50 minutes
into the lecture.
- Masters of Finance: Ken Arrow (The Americal Financial Association, available on YouTube)
- Arrow Debreu and Option Pricing Part 1, (ECON 337901 Financial Economics, Peter Ireland, Boston Collee, Spring 2015)