A Short Derivation of the Kuhn-Tucker Conditions


The Kuhn-Tucker conditions have been used to derive many significant results in economics. However, thus far, their derivation has been a little bit troublesome. The author directly derives the Kuhn-Tucker conditions by applying a corollary of Farkas’s lemma under the Mangasarian-Fromovitz constraint qualification and shows the boundedness of Lagrange multipliers.

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Tanaka, Y. (2015) A Short Derivation of the Kuhn-Tucker Conditions. Open Journal of Optimization, 4, 47-50. doi: 10.4236/ojop.2015.42006.

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