Microeconomics – R. Pindyck, D. Rubinfeld – 7th Edition


This is well known for its coverage of modern topics (Game theory, Economics of Information, and Behavioral Economics), clarity of its writing style and graphs, and integrated use of real world examples.

The emphasis on relevance and application to both managerial and public-policy decision-making are focused goals of the book. This emphasis is accomplished by MANY extended examples that cover such topics as the of demand, , and market efficiency; the of pricing strategies; investment and production decisions; and public policy analysis.

Table of Content

Part I. Introduction: Markets and Prices
1. Preliminaries
2. The Basics of Supply and Demand

Part II. Producers, Consumers, and Competitive Markets
3. Consumer Behavior
4. Individual and Market Demand
5. Uncertainty and Consumer Behavior
6. Production
7. The Cost of Production
8. Profit Maximization and Competitive Supply
9. The Analysis of Competitive Markets

Part III. Market Structure and Competitive Strategy
10. Market Power: Monopoly and Monopsony
11. Pricing with Market Power
12. Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly
13. Game Theory and Competitive Strategy
14. Markets for Factor Inputs
15. Investment, Time, and Capital Markets

Part IV. Information, Market Failure, and the Role of Government
16. General Equilibrium and Economic Efficiency
17. Markets with Asymmetric Information
18. Externalities and Public Goods
Appendix: The Basics of Regression
Answers to Selected Exercises
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