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Written in an informal colloquial style, this student-friendly Principles of Microeconomics textbook does not sacrifice intellectual depth in its quest for accessibility. The authors primary concern is to instill “economic sensibility” in the student. Colander emphasizes the intellectual and historical context to which the economic models are applied.

Distinguishing features found within Colanders text are:

  • Cutting Edge and Modern
  • Colloquial Style Narrative
  • Focus on Policy
  • Emphasis on the Importance of Institutions and History
  • Focus on Modeling: Economics is a method of reasoning, not truths.
  • Presents Alternative Perspectives in Economics

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction: Thinking Like an Economist

Chapter 1 Economics and Economic Reasoning

Chapter 2 The Production Possibility Model, Trade, and Globalization

Chapter 3 Economic Institutions

Chapter 4 Supply and Demand

Chapter 5 Using Supply and Demand

Chapter 6 Thinking Like a Modern Economist

Part 2: Microeconomics

I. The Power of Traditional Economic Models

Chapter 7 Describing Supply and Demand: Elasticities

Chapter 8 Taxation and Government Intervention

Chapter 9 International Trade Policy, Comparative Advantage, and Outsourcing

II. Choice and Decision-Making

Chapter 10 The Logic of Individual Choice: The Foundation of Supply and Demand

Chapter 11 Game Theory, Strategic Decision Making, and Behavioral Economics

III. Production and Cost Analysis

Chapter 12 Production and Cost Analysis I

Chapter 13 Production and Cost Analysis II

IV. Market Structure

Chapter 14 Perfect Competition

Chapter 15 Monopoly

Chapter 16 Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly

V. Real-World Competition

Chapter 17 Real-World Competition and Technology

Chapter 18 Antitrust Policy and Regulation

VI. Factor Markets

Chapter 19 Work and the Labor Market

Chapter 19W Nonwage and Asset Income: Rents, Profits, and Interest

Chapter 20 Who Gets What? The Distribution of Income

VII. Applying Economic Reasoning to Policy

Chapter 21 Market Failure versus Government Failure

Chapter 21W Politics and Economics: The Case of Agricultural Markets

Chapter 22 Behavioral Economics and Modern Economic Policy

Chapter 23 Microeconomic Policy, Economic Reasoning, and Beyond

Product Details

ISBN:
9780077247164
Author:
Colander, David C
Publisher:
Irwin/McGraw-Hill
Author:
Colander, David C.
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Subject:
Microeconomics
Subject:
Economics - General
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20090921
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
636
Dimensions:
10.500 x 8.600 x 0.900 in 2.690 lb

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