Colloquium (March 22, 2002)

3:00 p.m.

Math Annex 1100

Ivar Ekeland

Universite Paris-Dauphine

Systems of Nonlinear PDEs arising in economic theory

Testing the foundations of microeconomic theory leads us into a mathematical analysis of systems of nonlinear PDEs. Some of these can be solved in a C^\infty framework by using the classical Darboux theorem and its recent extensions, others require analysticity and more refined tools, such as the Cartan-Kahler theorem. Care will be taken to explain the economic framework and the tools of differential geometry.

Refreshments will be served in Math Annex Room 1115, 2:45 p.m.

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