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Fully revised and expanded, this fifth edition of Microeconomics: Theory and Applications presents all the standard topics of traditional microeconomic theory while offering a modern approach that reflects the many exciting recent developments in the field. With its student-friendly writing style and clear presentation of graphs, this is an ideal text for undergraduate courses in intermediate microeconomics and business programs. Features of the Fifth Edition *Offers a balance of traditional microeconomic topics while addressing contemporary issues and concerns *Introduces an important international dimension to microeconomics, reflecting the strong trend toward globalization in tastes, production, and distribution in today's world *Presents an "at the Frontier" section in each chapter that highlights the most exciting recent examples of more advanced theoretical developments in microeconomics New and Expanded Treatment in the Fifth Edition *Includes electronic commerce, behavioral economics, auctioning airwaves, effect of outsourcing on employment and wages in the United States, fields of education and lifetime earnings, effect of taxation on business decisions *Provides more than 130 new and updated real-world examples of how microeconomic theory can be used to analyze and possibly resolve important present-day economic problems *Offers expanded treatment of important topics such as game theory; financial microeconomics; the new international economies of scale; economics of information; and market structure, efficiency, and regulation *Features Internet site addresses for the most important topics in each chapter Website A companion website is now available at www.oup.com/us/salvatore. This practical learning tool offers updated material, additional examples, and PowerPointR lecture slides for each textbook chapter
Dominick Salvatore is Distinguished Professor of Economics at Fordham University in New York and Honorary Professor at the Shanghai Finance University.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Microeconomics
Basic Demand and Supply Analysis
Theory of Consumer Behavior and Demand
Consumer Preferences and Choice
Consumer Behavior and Individual Demand
Market Demand and Elasticities
Choice Under Uncertainty
Production, Costs, and Competitive Markets
Costs of Production
Price and Output Under Perfect Competition
Imperfectly Competitive Markets
Price and Output Under Pure Monopoly
Price and Output Under Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly
Game Theory and Oligopolistic Behavior
Market Structure, Efficiency, and Regulation
Pricing and Employment of Inputs
Input Price and Employment Under Perfect Competition
Input Price and Employment Under Imperfect Competition
Financial Microeconomics: Interest, Investment, and the Cost of Capital
General Equilibrium, Efficiency, and Public Goods
General Equilibrium and Welfare Economics
Externalities, Public Goods, and the Role of Government
The Economics of Information
Answers to Selected Problems
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