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Microeconomic Theory, 1st Edition, Andreu Mas-Colell

Microeconomic Theory, 1st Edition

Many instructors of microeconomic theory have been waiting for a text that provides balanced and in-depth analysis of the essentials of microeconomics. Masterfully combining the results of years of teaching microeconomics at Harvard University, Andreu Mas-Colell, Michael Whinston, and Jerry Green have filled that conspicuous vacancy with their groundbreaking text, Microeconomic Theory.
The authors set out to create a solid organizational foundation upon which to build the effective teaching tool for microeconomic theory. The result presents unprecedented depth of coverage in all the essential topics, while allowing professors to “tailor-make” their course to suit personal priorities and style. Topics such as noncooperative game theory, information economics, mechanism design, and general equilibrium under uncertainty receive the attention that reflects their stature within the discipline. The authors devote an entire section to game theory alone, making it “free-standing” to allow instructors to return to it throughout the course when convenient. Discussion is clear, accessible, and engaging, enabling the student to gradually acquire confidence as well as proficiency. Extensive exercises within each chapter help students to hone their skills, while the text’s appendix of terms, fully cross-referenced throughout the previous five sections, offers an accessible guide to the subject matter’s terminology. Teachers of microeconomics need no longer rely upon scattered lecture notes to supplement their textbooks. Deftly written by three of the field’s most influential scholars, Microeconomic Theory brings the readability, comprehensiveness, and versatility to the first-year graduate classroom that has long been missing. Continue reading

Principles of Macroeconomics, 7th Edition, N. Gregory Mankiw

Principles of Macroeconomics, 7th Edition

With its clear and engaging writing style, PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS, Seventh Edition, continues to be one of the most popular books on economics available today. Mankiw emphasizes material that you are likely to find interesting about the economy (particularly if you are studying economics for the first time), including real-life scenarios, useful facts, and the many ways economic concepts play a role in the decisions you make every day. Continue reading

Principles of Microeconomics, 11th Edition, Karl E. Case

Principles of Microeconomics, 11th Edition

Intended primarily for the one semester principles of microeconomics course, this text also provides practical content to current and aspiring industry professionals.

Reviewers tell us that Case/Fair/Oster is one of the all-time bestselling POE texts because they trust it to be clear, thorough and complete.   Case/Fair/Oster readers also come away with a basic understanding of how market economies function, an appreciation for the things they do well, and a sense of things they do poorly.  Readers begin to learn the art and science of economic thinking and begin to look at some policy and even personal decisions in a different way. Continue reading

International Economics, 9th Edition, Paul R. Krugman

International Economics, 9th Edition

Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman, renowned researcher Maurice Obstfeld, and new co-author Marc Melitz of Harvard University, continue to set the standard for International Economics courses with the text that remains the market leader in the U.S. and around the world.

International Economics: Theory and Policy is a proven approach in which each half of the book leads with an intuitive introduction to theory and follows with self-contained chapters to cover key policy applications. Continue reading

Brief Principles of Macroeconomics, 6th Edition, N. Gregory Mankiw

Brief Principles of Macroeconomics, 6th Edition

With its clear and engaging writing style, BRIEF PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS, Sixth Edition, continues to be one of the most popular books on economics available today. Mankiw emphasizes material that you are likely to find interesting about the economy (particularly if you are studying economics for the first time), including real-life scenarios, useful facts, and the many ways economic concepts play a role in the decisions you make every day.

Review

“I think it is more reader friendly than other texts. In addition, it uses both numeric and/or graphical examples, which is very useful for the students.”

“We used to use Case and Fair’s text. Mankiw seems to be a better text because it actually follows through with giving applications to what he includes in the book. For example, there is much better material in Mankiw about consumer surplus, producer surplus, government policies and interventions in the market.”

“Very student friendly text. Makes economics easy to understand. Some of the other texts would take a lot of reading to explain an idea.” Continue reading