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.
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 (booknews.com)