The impact of changes in relative weights on the optimal solution of a maximization problem

Leonard Cheng*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper studies the impact of changes in relative weights on the solution of a constrained maximization problem which arises in a number of different economic situations. Conditions are obtained under which a given change in relative weights necessarily leads to certain patterns of changes in the optimal solution. An example is provided for illustration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-150
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Mathematical Economics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1986
Externally publishedYes


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