Microeconomics

A Fresh Start

  • Peter Dorman

Part of the Springer Texts in Business and Economics book series (STBE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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      Pages 27-53
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  3. Institutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
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  4. A Closer Look at Markets

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
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  5. Microeconomic Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 337-337

About this book

Introduction

The world has changed dramatically in recent years and so has the field of economics, but many introductory economics textbooks have remained stuck in the past.  This book provides a new beginning for the study of microeconomics, emphasizing current debates and research trends.  It is international in outlook and reflects the shift toward empirical methods, as well as the study of institutions and economic behavior.  It is also written to fit in with an approach to teaching based on active learning and critical thinking.  Mainstream material is still covered, but within a new context, making it more relevant, realistic and responsive to the deeper questions economists are now asking about theory and policy. Economics as a discipline is viewed from a broad perspective that takes into account new developments at the intersections with psychology, political science, the natural sciences and philosophy.  Economics as presented in this text is less sure that it has all the answers, but it is more interesting, application-oriented and open to new ideas.

Keywords

Economics Introductory Microeconomics

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Dorman
    • 1
  1. 1.The Evergreen State CollegeOlympiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-37434-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-37433-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-37434-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-4333
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-4341
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