Intermediate Microeconomics – Hal R. Varian – 9th Edition


The success of the first eight editions of Intermediate has pleased me very much. It has confirmed my belief that would welcome an analytic approach to microeconomics at the undergraduate level.

My aim in writing the original text was to present a treatment of the of that would allow students to apply these tools on their own and not just passively absorb the predigested cases described in the text. I have found that the best way to do this is to emphasize the fundamental conceptual foundations of microeconomics and to provide examples of their application rather than to attempt to provide an encyclopedia of terminology and anecdote.

A challenge in pursuing this approach arises from the lack of mathemat- ical prerequisites for economics courses at many colleges and universities. The lack of calculus and problem-solving experience in general makes it difficult to present some of the analytical of economics. However, it is not impossible. One can go a long way with a few simple facts about linear demand and functions, and some elementary algebra. It is perfectly possible to be analytical without being excessively mathematical.

The distinction is worth emphasizing. An analytical approach to economics is one that uses rigorous, reasoning. This does not necessarily require the use of advanced mathematical methods. The language of mathematics certainly helps to ensure a rigorous and using it is undoubtedly the best way to proceed when possible, but it may not be appropriate for all students.

This best-selling text is still the most modern presentation of the subject. The Varian approach gives students tools they can use on exams, in the rest of their classes, and in their careers after graduation.

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  • Preface
    Chapter 1 - The Market
    Chapter 2 - Budget Constraint
    Chapter 3 - Preferences
    Chapter 4 - Utility
    Chapter 5 - Choice
    Chapter 6 - Demand
    Chapter 7 - Revealed Preference
    Chapter 8 - Slutsky Equation
    Chapter 9 - Buying and Selling
    Chapter 10 - Intertemporal Choice
    Chapter 11 - Asset Markets
    Chapter 12 - Uncertainty
    Chapter 13 - Risky Assets
    Chapter 14 - Consumer's Surplus
    Chapter 15 - Market Demand
    Chapter 16 - Equilibrium
    Chapter 17 - Measurement
    Chapter 18 - Auctions
    Chapter 19 - Technology
    Chapter 20 - Profit Maximization
    Chapter 21 - Cost Minimization
    Chapter 22 - Cost Curves
    Chapter 23 - Firm Supply
    Chapter 24 - Industrial Supply
    Chapter 25 - Monopoly
    Chapter 26 - Monopoly Behavior
    Chapter 27 - Factor Markets
    Chapter 28 - Oligopoly
    Chapter 29 - Game Theory
    Chapter 30 - Game Applications
    Chapter 31 - Behavioral Economics
    Chapter 32 - Exchange
    Chapter 33 - Production
    Chapter 34 - Welfare
    Chapter 35 - Externalities
    Chapter 36 - Information Technology
    Chapter 37 - Public Goods
    Chapter 38 - Asymmetric Information
    Mathematical Appendix
  • Citation

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Oniza mughal
Oniza mughal
16/12/2020 10:26 am

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