Random behavior in numerical analysis, decision theory, and Macrosystems: Some Impossibility Theorems

Saari DG (1985). Random behavior in numerical analysis, decision theory, and Macrosystems: Some Impossibility Theorems. In: Dynamics of Macrosystems. Eds. Aubin, J.-P., Saari, D.G. & Sigmund, Karl, pp. 115-126 Berlin/Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. ISBN 978-3-662-00545-3 DOI:10.1007/978-3-662-00545-3_10.

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Abstract

For many topics, including decision analysis, policy making, and the normative study of certain macrosystems, tools of analysis are applied to determine the essence or the state of a problem. The one commonality among these tools is that we want them to be “reliable”. For certain standard tools, it is shown that this goal of reliability may be impossible to attain. For some of these impossibility statements, alternative approaches are suggested.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Proceedings of a Workshop on the Dynamics of Macrosystems Held at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria, September 3–7, 1984
Depositing User: Romeo Molina
Date Deposited: 23 May 2016 13:46
Last Modified: 25 May 2016 06:46
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/13242

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