Publication
Title
Why didn't Charasoff and Remak use Perron-Frobenius mathematics?
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Abstract
At the beginning of the twentieth century the German mathematicians Perron and Frobenius published their powerful theorems on non-negative matrices. For many decades these tools were overlooked by all pioneers of linear economics (except Potron in France). I concentrate on Charasoff and Remak, the two pioneers in the German-language literature. Both were mathematicians, but both failed to use Perron-Frobenius mathematics in their economics. I discuss possible reasons for this neglect, and I also draw attention to the communication between different protagonists, the connection between Perron's forgotten Limit Lemma and Charasoff's economics, Remak's bizarre prices, and some interesting archival material.
Language
English
Source (journal)
The European journal of the history of economic thought. - Andover
Source (book)
Special issue : a selection of papers presented at the Annual Conference of the European Society for the History of Economic Thought in Kingston upon Thames, May 2013
Publication
Andover : 2014
ISSN
0967-2567 [print]
1469-5936
Volume/pages
21:6(2014), p. 991-1014
ISI
000346265600004
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Creation 22.12.2014
Last edited 28.07.2017
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