Microeconomics: Theory & Applications with Calculus

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Pearson Addison Wesley, 2008 - Business & Economics - 691 pages
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InMicroeconomics: Theory and Applications with Calculus,Perloff brings his hallmark pedagogy to the calculus-based course by integrating Solved Problems and real, data-driven applications in every chapter. This new text offers a serious presentation of calculus-based microeconomic theory and offers a suite of carefully crafted, calculus-based problem sets at the end of each chapter.

Introduction; Supply and Demand; A Consumer’s Constrained Choice; Demand; Consumer Welfare and Policy Analysis; Firms and Production; Costs; Competitive Firms and Markets; Properties and Applications of the Competitive Model; General Equilibrium and Economic Welfare; Monopoly; Pricing and Advertising; Oligopoly and Monopolistic Competition; Game Theory; Factor Markets; Uncertainty; Externalities, Open Access, and Public Goods; Asymmetric Information; Contracts and Moral Hazard.

For all readers interested in calculus-based intermediate microeconomics.

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Jeffrey M. Perloff is a professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California at Berkeley. His economic research covers industrial organization, marketing, labor, trade, and econometrics. His textbooks are Modern Industrial Organization (coauthored with Dennis Carlton) and Microeconomics. He has been an editor of Industrial Relations and an associate editor of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Productivity Analysis and edits the Journal of Industrial Organization Education. He has consulted with nonprofit organizations and government agencies (including the Federal Trade Commission and the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and Agriculture) on topics ranging from a case of alleged Japanese television dumping to the evaluation of social programs. He has also conducted research in psychology. He is a fellow of the American Agricultural Economics Association. He received his B.A. in economics from the University of Chicago in 1972 and his Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1976. He was previously an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania.

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