Microeconomics : a fresh start / Peter Dorman

By: Dorman, Peter [author.]Contributor(s): Ohio Library and Information NetworkMaterial type: TextTextSeries: Springer texts in business and economicsPublisher: Heidelberg : Springer, 2014Description: 1 online resource (xi, 533 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 3642374344 (electronic bk.); 9783642374340 (electronic bk.)Subject(s): Microeconomics | Economics/Management Science | MicroeconomicsGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 338.5 LOC classification: HB172Online resources: Click here to access online | SpringerLink Connect to resource (off-campus)
Contents:
Part I: Foundations -- 1 Economics and the Economy -- 2 Economics Yesterday and Today -- 3 Four Building Blocks of Economic Theory -- 4 Values and Objectives -- 5 Analyzing Markets -- 6 Markets and Human Well-Being. Appendix: Markets and Freedom.-7 Markets -- 8 Firms -- 9 Government -- 10 Civil Society -- Part III: A Closer Look at Markets -- 11 The Theory of Demand. Appendix: Indifference Curves -- 12 Production Costs and the Theory of Supply -- 13 Monopoly Power -- 14 The Economics of Bargaining Power -- 15 Market Failure -- Part IV: Microeconomic Challenges -- 16 Labor and Employment -- 17 Financial Markets -- 18 Inequality. Appendix: Theoriesof Distributive Justice -- 19 Poverty -- 20 Economics and Ecology -- 21 Markets as Systems -- Glossary -- Index
Summary: The world has changed dramatically in recent years and so has the field of economics, but many introductory economics textbooks have remained stuck in the past. This book provides a new beginning for the study of microeconomics, emphasizing current debates and research trends. It is international in outlook and reflects the shift toward empirical methods, as well as the study of institutions and economic behavior. It is also written to fit in with an approach to teaching based on active learning and critical thinking. Mainstream material is still covered, but within a new context, making it more relevant, realistic and responsive to the deeper questions economists are now asking about theory and policy. Economics as a discipline is viewed from a broad perspective that takes into account new developments at the intersections with psychology, political science, the natural sciences and philosophy. Economics as presented in this text is less sure that it has all the answers, but it is more interesting, application-oriented and open to new ideas
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Includes index

Part I: Foundations -- 1 Economics and the Economy -- 2 Economics Yesterday and Today -- 3 Four Building Blocks of Economic Theory -- 4 Values and Objectives -- 5 Analyzing Markets -- 6 Markets and Human Well-Being. Appendix: Markets and Freedom.-7 Markets -- 8 Firms -- 9 Government -- 10 Civil Society -- Part III: A Closer Look at Markets -- 11 The Theory of Demand. Appendix: Indifference Curves -- 12 Production Costs and the Theory of Supply -- 13 Monopoly Power -- 14 The Economics of Bargaining Power -- 15 Market Failure -- Part IV: Microeconomic Challenges -- 16 Labor and Employment -- 17 Financial Markets -- 18 Inequality. Appendix: Theoriesof Distributive Justice -- 19 Poverty -- 20 Economics and Ecology -- 21 Markets as Systems -- Glossary -- Index

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The world has changed dramatically in recent years and so has the field of economics, but many introductory economics textbooks have remained stuck in the past. This book provides a new beginning for the study of microeconomics, emphasizing current debates and research trends. It is international in outlook and reflects the shift toward empirical methods, as well as the study of institutions and economic behavior. It is also written to fit in with an approach to teaching based on active learning and critical thinking. Mainstream material is still covered, but within a new context, making it more relevant, realistic and responsive to the deeper questions economists are now asking about theory and policy. Economics as a discipline is viewed from a broad perspective that takes into account new developments at the intersections with psychology, political science, the natural sciences and philosophy. Economics as presented in this text is less sure that it has all the answers, but it is more interesting, application-oriented and open to new ideas

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