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Book Information:

Authors: Kenneth R. Mount and Stanley Reiter
Title: Computation and complexity in economic behavior and organization
Additional book information: Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge and New York, 2002, x+237 pp., ISBN 0-521-80056-0, $55.00$

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Review Information:

Reviewer: Stephen J. DeCanio
Affiliation: University of California, Santa Barbara
Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 41 (2004), 117-120
Published electronically: September 19, 2003
Review copyright: © Copyright 2003 American Mathematical Society