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Supermodularity and Complementarity [Hardcover]

Donald M. Topkis
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May 3 1998 Frontiers of Economic Research

The economics literature is replete with examples of monotone comparative statics; that is, scenarios where optimal decisions or equilibria in a parameterized collection of models vary monotonically with the parameter. Most of these examples are manifestations of complementarity, with a common explicit or implicit theoretical basis in properties of a super-modular function on a lattice. Supermodular functions yield a characterization for complementarity and extend the notion of complementarity to a general setting that is a natural mathematical context for studying complementarity and monotone comparative statics. Concepts and results related to supermodularity and monotone comparative statics constitute a new and important formal step in the long line of economics literature on complementarity.


This monograph links complementarity to powerful concepts and results involving supermodular functions on lattices and focuses on analyses and issues related to monotone comparative statics. Don Topkis, who is known for his seminal contributions to this area, here presents a self-contained and up-to-date view of this field, including many new results, to scholars interested in economic theory and its applications as well as to those in related disciplines. The emphasis is on methodology. The book systematically develops a comprehensive, integrated theory pertaining to supermodularity, complementarity, and monotone comparative statics. It then applies that theory in the analysis of many diverse economic models formulated as decision problems, noncooperative games, and cooperative games.



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Donald M. Topkis is a Professor at the University of California at Davis.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive and mathematically rigorous Dec 22 2000
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Supermodularity and complementarity is an often overlooked area in economics and optimization. Few books devote any time at all to this subject (for a brief and simple coverage of the topic see book by Sundaram "A first course in optimization theory"). Topkis provides a self-contained treatment of this important area of knowledge and gives many new theoretical tools that must be a part of any mathematical programming or game theory course at a graduate level.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great contribution to the literature July 20 2009
By Phillip J. Lederer - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is the result of Don Topkis's original work on submodularity theory. As often occurs in original work, the inventor is not able to explain its structure in the most intuitive terms.

That being said, this book is a valuable reference to all who are using submodularity theory in research.

I think this theory is is probably the most significant contribution to optimization theory in the years after Danzig, Kuhn-Tucker and Rockafeller. Give the guy a hand!
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4.0 out of 5 stars useful to have at hand Nov. 30 2008
By Daniel Garcia - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a survey of (all?) results in Supermodularity Theory up to the 1990s. It is self-contained but does not provide much intuition (personally I got more intuition in the chapter devoted to this topic by Vohra). I think it is a useful book, but slightly overpriced - I got it on a discount.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive and mathematically rigorous Dec 22 2000
By Serguei Netessine - Published on Amazon.com
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Supermodularity and complementarity is an often overlooked area in economics and optimization. Few books devote any time at all to this subject (for a brief and simple coverage of the topic see book by Sundaram "A first course in optimization theory"). Topkis provides a self-contained treatment of this important area of knowledge and gives many new theoretical tools that must be a part of any mathematical programming or game theory course at a graduate level.
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1.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK May 26 2005
By Ka - Published on Amazon.com
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This book will only be useful to you if you already know about lattices and complementarity. It will not be useful to you at all if you are trying to learn about them. Most of the proofs are unclear and often are incorrectly referenced. There are also many questionable steps in the proofs as well as some typos. If you can't find anything better to learn from, I guess you have to buy this book. But avoid it if you can.
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