Intermediate Microeconomics: A Modern Approach / Edition 8

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Unrivaled in its unique combination of analytical rigor and accessibility, Intermediate Microeconomics: A Modern Approach has garnered one of the broadest adoption lists in the market. Now appearing in its Sixth Edition, Professor Varian's hallmark text is better than ever, featuring new treatments of game theory and competitive strategy, and a variety of new illustrative examples. Modern, authoritative, and above all crafted by an outstanding teacher and scholar, Intermediate Microeconomics, Sixth Edition will expand students' analytic powers and strengthen their understanding of microeconomics.

Author Biography: Hal R. Varian is Dean of the School of Information Management and Systems at the University of California, Berkeley. He also holds joint appointments in Berkeley's economics department and Haas School of Business. Professor Varian earned his S.B. from MIT, and his Ph.D. from Berkeley. He has taught at the University of Michigan, MIT, Stanford University, University of Siena (Italy), University of Stockholm, and Nuffield College at Oxford University. His graduate textbook, Microeconomic Analysis, is one of the most widely read graduate textbooks in economics. He is the co-author of a best-selling book on business strategy, Information Rules.

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This text emphasizes the conceptual foundations of microeconomics and provides concrete examples of their application while keeping mathematics to a minimum (chapter appendices cover calculus methods). Chapters have been kept short to facilitate reading at one sitting, and discuss consumer theory followed by producer theory, with more emphasis on consumer theory. This sixth edition contains a new chapter on applications of game theory, and expands coverage of economic models of information networks, and of rights management for information goods. Varian is dean of the School of Information Management and Systems at the University of California-Berkeley. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393934243
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/3/2009
  • Edition description: Eighth Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 780
  • Sales rank: 766,432
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Hal R. Varian is the chief economist at Google.

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Table of Contents

1 The market
2 Budget constraint
3 Preferences
4 Utility
5 Choice
6 Demand
7 Revealed preference
8 Slutsky equation
9 Buying and selling
10 Intertemporal choice
11 Asset markets
12 Uncertainty
13 Risky assets
14 Consumer's surplus
15 Market demand
16 Equilibrium
17 Auctions
18 Technology
19 Profit maximization
20 Cost minimization
21 Cost curves
22 Firm supply
23 Industry supply
24 Monopoly
25 Monopoly behavior
26 Factor markets
27 Oligopoly
28 Game theory
29 Game applications
30 Behavioral economics
31 Exchange
32 Production
33 Welfare
34 Externalities
35 Information technology
36 Public goods
37 Asymmetric information
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