Microeconomics: Principles, Applications, And Tools by Arthur O'sullivan

Microeconomics: Principles, Applications, And Tools

byArthur O'sullivan, Steven Sheffrin, Stephen Perez

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Introduces Readers to the Basic Concepts of Economics with Timely, Engaging Stories and Applications

Readers hoping to gain a better understanding of the world around them, often leave with their questions unanswered. Microeconomics: Principles, Applications, and Tools isbuilt upon the author’s philosophy of using the basic concepts of economics to explain a wide variety of timely, engaging, real-world economic applications.

 

The Ninth Edition incorporates updated figures and data, while also emphasizing current topics of interest–including the severe economic downturn of recent years and the latest developments in economic thinking. It also includes newly refined Learning Objectives that introduce the concepts explored in each chapter, along with new applications and chapter-opening stories related to the most up-to-date developments in microeconomics.

 

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About The Author

Arthur O’Sullivan is a professor of economics at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. After receiving his B.S. in economics at the University of Oregon, he spent two years in the Peace Corps, working with city planners in the Philippines. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University in 1981 and has taught at t...

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Title:Microeconomics: Principles, Applications, And ToolsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:456 pages, 10.8 × 8.5 × 0.8 inPublished:January 7, 2016Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction and Key Principles

1. Introduction: What Is Economics?

2. The Key Principles of Economics

3. Exchange and Markets

4. Demand, Supply, and Market Equilibrium

 

Part 2: A Closer Look at Demand and Supply

5. Elasticity: A Measure of Responsiveness

6. Market Efficiency and Government Intervention

7. Consumer Choice: Utility Theory and Insights from Neuroscience

 

Part 3: Market Structures and Pricing

8. Production Technology and Cost

9. Perfect Competition

10. Monopoly and Price Discrimination

11. Market Entry and Monopolistic Competition

12. Oligopoly and Strategic Behavior

13. Controlling Market Power: Antitrust and Regulation

 

Part 4: Externalities and Information

14. Imperfect Information: Adverse Selection and Moral Hazard

15. Public Goods and Public Choice

16. External Costs and Environmental Policy

 

Part 5: The Labor Market and Income Distribution

17. The Labor Market and the Distribution of Income

 

Part 6: The International Economy

18. International Trade and Public Policy