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Microeconomics: A Very Short Introduction

Avinash Dixit

April 2014

ISBN: 9780199689378

152 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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The issues of microeconomics - including individuals' financial choices and firms' decisions about hiring and firing - have a large impact on the economic world, arguably as much, if not more than, macroeconomics. In this Very Short Introduction Avinash Dixit clearly explains what microeconomics is by using examples from around the world.

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The issues of microeconomics - including individuals' financial choices and firms' decisions about hiring and firing - have a large impact on the economic world, arguably as much, if not more than, macroeconomics. In this Very Short Introduction Avinash Dixit clearly explains what microeconomics is by using examples from around the world.

  • Clearly explains what microeconomics is and how it works
  • Illustrates the concepts of microeconomics through examples in politics, government, and everyday life
  • Addresses the failures of the microeconomy and what can be done to address them
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over six million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Avinash Dixit, Professor Emeritus, Princeton University

Avinash Dixit is John J. F. Sherrerd '52 University Professor of Economics Emeritus at Princeton University. He is also a Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Economics at Lingnan University, Hong Kong, and a Senior Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford. His research interests have included microeconomic theory, game theory, international trade, industrial organization, growth and development theories, public economics, political economy, and the new institutional economics.

Table of Contents

    1:What and why of microeconomics
    2:Consumers
    3:Producers
    4:Markets and incentives
    5:Institutions and organizations
    6:Policy
    Further reading

Reviews

"One of The Financial Times Best Books of 2014"

"Dixit demonstrates in this accessible book that economists do at least know a great deal more than nothing about microeconomics" - Lorien Kite, Book of the Year 2014, Financial Times

"[A]ccessible and straight-talking" - Rutland Mercury