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Price Theory and Applications

Price Theory and Applications
Decisions, Markets, and Information

7th Edition

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  • Date Published: September 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521523424

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  • Featuring extensive coverage of information, uncertainty, and game theory, this volume is a new edition of a classic textbook in intermediate microeconomics. It contains over a hundred examples illustrating the applicability of economic analysis not only to mainline economic topics but also issues in politics, history, biology, the family, and many other areas. The text generally describes recent research published in scholarly books and articles, providing students with a good idea of the scientific work done by professional economists in a variety of areas. Jack Hirshleifer is Distinguished Professor of Economics, Emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles Amihai Glazer is Professor of Economics at the University of California, Irvine David Hirshleifer holds the Ralph M. Kurtz Chair of Finance at The Ohio State University.

    • Dozens of examples, clear and direct writing, chapters on information and uncertainty
    • Applications from economics are applied to issues in biology, law, anthropology, psychology, sociology and other fields
    • Additional web site, text comes with selected solutions to problem sets
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "For coverage, clarity, and cleverness, this is the best microeconomic book available today. Its engaging examples illustrate the importance and beauty of microeconomics. The book highlights relevancy without compromising rigor." Todd Sandler, University of Southern California

    "Price Theory and Applications is a classic, but one that refreshes itself with every edition. Now, as ever, it has two particular strengths. One is in teaching the reader how to think like an economist, at a level both elementary and deep. The other is in its many examples drawn from the best and latest economic research." Eric Rasmusen, Indiana University

    "The seventh edition of this classic text continues the tradition that Jack Hirshleifer started with early editions of the book. It doesn't just teach the basics of microeconomics like many of its rivals. It provides deep insights into the subject so that students walk away with a clear and rich understanding of what microeconomics is really about." Michael Waldman, Cornell University

    "This seventh edition of a now classic text in intermediate microeconomics develops the subject in a lively manner that should be attractive to both students and teachers alike. It presents the main principles of modern microeconomics in an interesting and user friendly manner, by, in particular, showing how such principles can be used to shed light on many real-world economic issues and phenomena. The number and diversity of examples and applications provided is impressive, and these will prove invaluable in learning and in stimulating interest in the subject." Abhinay Muthoo, University of Essex

    "I was a student of Jack Hirshleifer. I wrote my dissertation on sharecropping under him. Then I wrote on externalities, fisheries, concubines and blind marriages, apples and bees, price and rent controls, patents and trade secrets, theater-ticket pricing, contracts and the firm, and then numerous articles accurately predicting and effectively explaining the economic reforms of China. All these were germinated from auditing Jackas evening price-theory lectures in a small room at UCLA, 42 years ago. The lecture notes he prepared then laid the foundation of Price Theory and Applications. The magic in those notes has remained evident up through this seventh edition of the book." Steven N.S. Cheung, University of Hong Kong

    "This thorough revision of one of the best microeconomics texts provides fresh insights for a host of interesting issues, including how money first emerged as part of exchange, how corruption reduces standards of living, and an entire section putting politics under the economic lens. This text is fun to read, with an offbeat and lively style. Its transparent analyses make the arguments accessible and understandable to students." Paul J. Zak, Claremont Graduate University

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    Product details

    • Edition: 7th Edition
    • Date Published: September 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521523424
    • length: 632 pages
    • dimensions: 251 x 178 x 36 mm
    • weight: 1.16kg
    • contains: 187 b/w illus. 102 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The nature and scope of economics
    2. Working tools
    3. Utility and preference
    4. Consumption and demand
    5. Applications and extensions of demand theory
    6. The business firm
    7. Equilibrium in the product market - competitive industry
    8. Monopolies, cartels and networks
    9. Product quality and product variety
    10. Competition among the few: oligopoly and strategic behavior
    11. Dealing with uncertainty - the economics of risk and information
    12. The demand for factor services
    13. Resource supply and factor-market equilibrium
    14. Exchange, transaction costs and money
    15. The economics of time
    16. Welfare economics: the market and the state
    17. Government, politics and conflict.

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    Price Theory and Applications

    Jack Hirshleifer, Amihai Glazer, David Hirshleifer

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  • Authors

    Jack Hirshleifer
    Jack Hirshleifer was a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Fellow of the Econometric Society. He served as Vice-President of the American Economic Association and as President of the Western Economic Association, and as a member of the Editorial Boards of the American Economic Review, the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, and of the new Journal of Bioeconomics. In 2000 he was elected a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association.

    Amihai Glazer, University of California, Irvine
    Amihai Glazer is Professor of Economics at the University of California, Irvine. He formerly taught at the Hebrew University, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of Tampere, Finland. The author of more than 80 articles in professional journals, Professor Glazer is coauthor with Jack Hirshleifer of the Fifth Edition of Price Theory and Applications, coauthor with Laurence Rothenberg of Why Government Succeeds and Why It Fails (2001), and coeditor with Kai Konrad of Conflict and Governance (2003). He is a coeditor of the journal Economics of Governance.

    David Hirshleifer, The Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine
    David Hirshleifer holds the Ralph M. Kurtz Chair of Finance at The Ohio State University. He previously taught at the Anderson School of UCLA and the University of Michigan Business School. The coauthor with Jack Hirshleifer of the Sixth Edition of Price Theory and Applications, David Hirshleifer has served as a director of the American Finance Association, editor of the Review of Financial Studies, and as associate editor or coeditor of several other journals in finance, economics, and corporate strategy. His papers have received a number of research awards, including the 1999 Smith-Breeden Award for the outstanding paper in the Journal of Finance.

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