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Microeconomic Theory: Basic Principles and Extensions (with Economic Applications, Infotrac Printed Access Card)by Walter Nicholson
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Offering the most cutting-edge coverage available, the 10th edition of the market-leading MICROECONOMIC THEORY: BASIC PRINCIPLES AND EXTENSIONS delivers a text that is rigorous yet accessible, accurate in theory yet practical in application, thorough yet concise. Now at a more succinct 19 chapters, this tried-and-true, widely popular text is known as the "bible of microeconomics," offering the most clear and accurate presentation of advanced microeconomic concepts. For the new edition, proven author and economic authority Walter Nicholson is joined by new co-author Chris Snyder, a professor of economics at Dartmouth College. These highly respected economists draw from their wealth of experience in the classroom and the marketplace, giving the book a practical, real-world perspective. Taking a calculus-based approach, MICROECONOMIC THEORY provides an ideal level of mathematical rigor for upper level undergraduate students and beginning graduate students. Extremely reader-friendly, the book is designed to help students truly understand and apply economic models as it enables them to work directly with theoretical tools, real-world applications, and the latest developments in the study of microeconomics. Insightful graphic presentations help visual learners see the connections between the calculus and the algebra/geometry of the same material. In addition, end-of-chapter problems are now presented in two tiers: Simple numerical/mathematical exercises, which build student intuition, are followed by more analytical, theoretical, and complex problems. Unlike other, more theoretical texts, MICROECONOMIC THEORY presents theory in an accessible way as well as illustrates how it applies in the real world.
MICROECONOMIC THEORY: BASIC PRINCIPLES AND EXTENSIONS, 11th edition, delivers economic models, theoretical tools, real-world applications, and the latest developments in the study of microeconomics. Insightful graphic presentations help visual learners see the connections between the calculus and the algebra/geometry of the same material as it applies to microeconomic theory.
About the Author
Walter Nicholson is the Ward H. Patton Professor of Economics at Amherst College where he enjoys introducing students to strange kinds of things economists have tried to model. By combining law and economics, he found the perfect match between interesting economic theory and important social questions that he could use to encourage students to speak accurately about economics. Nicholson received his Ph.D. in economics from MIT and has been published in numerous journals such as the Monthly Labor Review, The Journal of Economic Perspectives, and The Review of Economics and Statistics. Christopher Snyder specializes in the fields of industrial organization, microeconomic theory, and law and economics. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1994 before joining the Economics Department at Dartmouth in 2005.He has also taught at George Washington University and has held visiting positions at M.I.T. and the University of Chicago.
Table of Contents
Part I: INTRODUCTION. 1. Economic Models. 2. Mathematics for Microeconomics. Part II: CHOICE AND DEMAND. 3. Preferences and Utility. 4. Utility Maximization and Choice. 5. Income and Substitution Effects. 6. Demand Relationships among Goods. Part III: UNCERTAINTY AND STRATEGY. 7. Uncertainty. 8. Game Theory. Part IV: PRODUCTION AND SUPPLY. 9. Production Functions. 10. Cost Functions. 11. Profit Maximization. Part V: COMPETITIVE MARKETS. 12. The Partial Equilibrium Competitive Model. 13. General Equilibrium and Welfare. Part VI: MARKET POWER. 14. Monopoly. 15. Imperfect Competition. Part VII: PRICING IN INPUT MARKETS. 16. Labor Markets. 17. Capital and Time. Part VIII: MARKET FAILURE. 18. Asymmetric Information. 19. Externalities and Public Goods.
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