Microeconomics: An Intuitive Approach with Calculus (with Study Guide)by Thomas Nechyba
Pub. Date: 01/08/2010
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Is it more efficient to rent a car or take taxis while on vacation? How do coupons change demand? MICROECONOMICS: AN INTUITIVE APPROACH WITH CALCULUS explains the economic theory underlying day-to-day choices. The A sections of each chapter introduce concepts using intuition, a conversational writing style, everyday examples, and graphs. The B sections cover
Is it more efficient to rent a car or take taxis while on vacation? How do coupons change demand? MICROECONOMICS: AN INTUITIVE APPROACH WITH CALCULUS explains the economic theory underlying day-to-day choices. The A sections of each chapter introduce concepts using intuition, a conversational writing style, everyday examples, and graphs. The B sections cover the same concepts with accessible mathematical analyses. Each copy includes access to online LiveGraphs -- a suite of interactive, animated graphs that allows you to view dimensional graphs and functions illustrated in the book, as well as some additional graphs that are not in the printed text.LiveGraphs and the Study Guide are accessible through the access code that is included with the purchase of a new text.
Table of Contents
Web Chapter 0: Foundational Preliminaries: Using Graphs and Math in Economics (web-based chapter). Chapter 1: Introduction. PART 1: Utility-Maximizing Choice: Consumers,Workers, and Savers. Chapter 2: A Consumer's Economic Circumstances. Chapter 3: Economic Circumstances in Labor and Financial Markets. Chapter 4: Tastes and Indifference Curves. Chapter 5: Different Types of Tastes. Chapter 6: Doing the "Best" We Can. Chapter 7: Income and Substitution Effects in Consumer Goods Markets. Chapter 8: Wealth and Substitution Effects in Labor and Capital Markets. Chapter 9: Demand for Goods and Supply of Labor and Capital. Chapter 10: Consumer Surplus and Deadweight Loss. PART 2: Profit-Maximizing Choice: Producers (or "Firms"). Chapter 11: One Input and One Output: A Short-Run Producer Model. Chapter 12: Production with Multiple Inputs. Chapter 13: Production Decisions in the Short and Long Run. PART 3: Competitive Markets and the "Invisible Hand". Chapter 14: Competitive Market Equilibrium. Chapter 15: The "Invisible Hand" and the First Welfare Theorem. Chapter 16: General Equilibrium. Chapter 17: Choice and Markets in the Presence of Risk. PART 4: Distortions of the "Invisible Hand" in Competitive Markets. Chapter 18: Elasticities, Price-Distorting Policies, and Non-Price Rationing. Chapter 19: Distortionary Taxes and Subsidies. Chapter 20: Prices and Distortions across Markets. Chapter 21: Externalities in Competitive Markets. Chapter 22: Asymmetric Information in Competitive Markets. PART 5: Distortions of the "Invisible Hand" from Strategic Decisions. Chapter 23: Monopoly. Chapter 24: Strategic Thinking and Game Theory. Chapter 25: Oligopoly. Chapter 26: Product Differentiation and Innovation in Markets. Chapter 27: Public Goods. Chapter 28: Governments and Politics. PART 6: Considering How to Make the World a Better Place. Chapter 29: What Is Good? Challenges from Psychology and Philosophy. Chapter 30: Balancing Government, Civil Society, and Markets.
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