Microeconomic Analysis – Hal R. Varian – 3rd Edition


has been a fixture of graduate programs in economics for fifteen years. It has held this position because it has the authority, the clarity, and the breadth necessary for a classic text. This new Third Edition continues to supply the blocks of : a thorough treatment of optimization and equilibrium , coupled with numerous examples of their application.

The Third Edition expands on the earlier editions in two ways. First, the existing coverage has been rewritten and rearranged. Second, new chapters have been added on game theory, oligopoly, asset markets, and information economics.

The rearrangement follows the model of Hal ’s Intermediate Microeconomics: a number of short chapters, each devoted to a single topic. In fact, the topical division is as close as possible to that of the undergraduate text. This makes it easy to review undergraduate material before moving on to graduate material.

The new chapters highlight significant developments in microeconomic theory in the last ten years at a level that is accessible for first-year graduate .

Table of Content

  1. Preface

  2. Technology

  3. Profit Maximization

  4. Profit Function

  5. Cost Minimization

  6. Cost Function

  7. Duality

  8. Utility Maximization

  9. Choice

  10. Demand

  11. Consumers’ Surplus

  12. Uncertainty

  13. Econometrics

  14. Competitive Markets

  15. Monopoly

  16. Game Theory

  17. Oligopoly

  18. Exchange

  19. Production

  20. Time

  21. Asset Markets

  22. Equilibrium Analysis

  23. Welfare

  24. Public Goods

  25. Externalities

  26. Information

  27. Mathematics

  28. Optimization


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