Synopses & Reviews
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 Emeritus Professor of Economics at Amherst College and a visiting professor at Ave Maria University, Naples, Florida. Over his teaching career, Professor Nicholson has sought to develop in students an appreciation for the value of economic models in the study of important social questions. He also has enjoyed showing students some of the stranger things that economists have sought to model. Nicholson received his PhD in economics from MIT. Most of his research is in the area of labor economics, especially policy questions related to unemployment. Christopher Snyder is the Joel Z. and Susan Hyatt Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College, where he pursues research and teaching interests in microeconomic theory, industrial organization, and law and economics. He is a research associate in the National Bureau of Economic Research, serves on the board of the Industrial Organization Society, and is an associate editor of the International Journal of Industrial Organization and Review of Industrial Organization. Snyder received his PhD from MIT. His recent research has appeared in leading journals both in and outside economics, including the Journal of Political Economy and Journal of the American Medical Association. He lives in Hanover, New Hampshire, with his wife, who also teaches economics at Dartmouth, and three daughters.
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.