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This article is confusing. I wanted to know what role the lagrange multiplier ('lambda') plays in the utility-maximizing rule for AP Econ, went to the lagrange wiki entry, then went down to the 'application in economics' subsection, and finally came to this page about shadow prices.
Someone please revise or append a more digestible explanation, please. --Karch 06:11, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
The level of explanation is appropriate for a full understanding of the shadow price. Remember that shadow price is just a story Economists give for the value the langrange multiplier takes on at the optimal solution. The role the lagrange mulitpier plays in the utility-maximizing rule has nothing to do with it's numerical value at the optimal solution, which is what this wiki-entry treats. Sounds like someone needs to develop the lagrange entry further. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jben78wi (talk • contribs) 19:50, 30 January 2007
I was looking for help with shadow prices in linear programming problems, but wikipedia didn't help. Maybe we can use the great explanation on this forum thread: http://www.hockinternational.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=542 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 15:11, 29 May 2010 (UTC)
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Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, not an economics textbook. This article needs to be simplified. A little history of the theory would also be useful, including its application in the Soviet Union. Nomenklatura44 (talk) 05:52, 6 October 2011 (UTC)