Intermediate Microeconomics and Its Application, 11th Edition

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  • Walter Nicholson Amherst College
  • Christopher Snyder Dartmouth College
  • ISBN-10: 0324599102  |  ISBN-13: 9780324599107
  • 688 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2007, 2004, 2004
  • © 2010 | Published
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INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS AND ITS APPLICATION offers an exceptionally clear and concise introduction to the economics of markets. This proven text uses a managerial focus and includes relevant applications and strong examples, with an algebraic approach, and emphasizes activities that allow you to learn by doing. Your purchase also includes two time-saving resources: access to InfoTrac® College Edition's online university library, and online study tools through Economic Applications! With Economic Applications, you'll have online access to study and review materials that will help you succeed in the course, and InfoTrac College Edition lets you save time, save money, and eliminate the trek to the library. Simply log in and access a library of more than 5,000 academic and popular magazines, newspapers, and journals.

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  • The text features a full complement of integrated pedagogical features to enhance student learning, including review checklists, an end-of-text glossary, solutions to odd-numbered problems, review questions, questions at the end of applications, numerical examples of major concepts, chapter summaries, and the new "Policy Challenges" features.
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  • In addition to a strong managerial approach reflected throughout the text, the authors maintain an algebra focus in all mathematical presentations, making the material manageable for students without a strong foundation in calculus.
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Table of Contents

1 Economic Models.
Appendix: Mathematics Used in Microeconomics.

2 Utility and Choice.
3 Demand Curves.

4 Uncertainty.
5 Game Theory.

6 Production.
7 Costs.
8 Profit Maximization and Supply.

9 Perfect Competition in a Single Market.
10 General Equilibrium and Welfare.

11 Monopoly.
12 Imperfect Competition.

13 Pricing in Input Markets.
Appendix: Labor Supply.
14 Capital and Time.
Appendix: Compound Interest.

15 Asymmetric Information.
16 Externalities and Public Goods.
17 Behavioral Economics.

What's New

  • The authors have added or revised many applications to give them a strong managerial focus while illustrating key economic concepts in the context of current high-interest topics, such as the high-definition standards war and moral hazard in the financial crisis. Other applications include health care, the value of cell phones, a comparison of SUVs vs. minivans, insurance, Nash equilibrium, sports strategies, and terrorism.
  • New "Policy Challenges" features at the end of many applications challenge students to consider how new or existing policies relate to the topics being explored, providing a useful real-world focus.
  • A new chapter on behavioral economics provides a detailed introduction to this important topic, exploring the notion of price differentials that compensate for risk before covering finance-related issues such as diversifiable risk, risk premia, and options and hedging.
  • Numerous new problems have been added.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Walter Nicholson

Dr. Walter Nicholson is the Ward H. Patton Emeritus Professor of Economics at Amherst College and a visiting professor at Ave Maria University, Naples, Florida. Throughout his teaching career, Dr. Nicholson has sought to develop in students an appreciation for the value of economic models in the study of important social questions. He also has enjoyed showing students some of the stranger things that economists have sought to model. Dr. Nicholson received his Ph.D. in economics from MIT. Most of his research is in the area of labor economics, especially policy questions related to unemployment. He lives in Naples, Florida and Montague, Massachusetts, where he and his wife enjoy the frequent visits of their eight grandchildren.

Christopher Snyder

Dr. Christopher Snyder is the Joel Z. and Susan Hyatt Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College, where he pursues research and teaching interests in microeconomic theory, industrial organization, and law and economics. He is a research associate in the National Bureau of Economic Research, serves on the board of the Industrial Organization Society, and is an associate editor of the Review of Industrial Organization. Snyder received his Ph.D. from MIT. His recent research has appeared in leading economics journals, including the Review of Economics and Statistics and Quarterly Journal of Economics. He lives in Hanover, New Hampshire, with his wife, who also teaches economics at Dartmouth, and three daughters.