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Fundamentals of Microeconomics


Rakesh V. Vohra, University of Pennsylvania


Rakesh V. Vohra offers a unique approach to studying and understanding intermediate microeconomics by reversing the conventional order of treatment, starting with topics that are mathematically simpler and progressing to the more complex. The book begins with monopoly, which requires single variable rather than multivariable calculus and allows students to focus clearly on the fundamental trade-off at the heart of economics: margin versus volume. Imperfect competition and the contrast with monopoly follows, introducing the notion of Nash equilibrium. Perfect competition…

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  • Exposes students to tangible applications up-front by moving from concrete mathematical concepts and problems to ones that are more abstract
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  • Covers essential topics with more substantive applications in order to be suitable for semester-long courses

About the book

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  • Subjects Economics,Microeconomics
  • Format: Hardback
    • Publication date: 02 April 2020
    • ISBN: 9781108488938
    • Dimensions (mm): 244 x 170 mm
    • Weight: 0.56kg
    • Contains: 27 b/w illus. 27 tables
    • Page extent: 220 pages
    • Availability: In stock
  • Format: Paperback
    • Publication date: 02 April 2020
    • ISBN: 9781108715690
    • Dimensions (mm): 244 x 170 mm
    • Weight: 0.44kg
    • Contains: 27 b/w illus. 27 tables
    • Page extent: 220 pages
    • Availability: In stock
  • Format: Digital
    • Publication date: 02 March 2020
    • ISBN: 9781108773218

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