Microeconomic Theory

  • Larry¬†Samuelson

Part of the Recent Economic Thought Series book series (RETH, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Larry Samuelson
    Pages 1-29
  3. Douglas H. Blair, Robert A. Pollak
    Pages 79-98
  4. Taradas Bandyopadhyay
    Pages 99-120
  5. Rafael Rob
    Pages 121-138
  6. Kalyan Chatterjee
    Pages 159-194
  7. Joaquim Silvestre
    Pages 195-234
  8. K. H. Hennings
    Pages 265-271
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 273-278

About this book


It is often said that everyone understands precisely what is meant by the notion of probability-except those who have spent their lives studying the matter. Upon close scrutiny, the intuitively obvious idea of probability becomes quite elusive. Is it a subjective or objective concept? Are random variables simply improperly measured deterministic variables, or inherently random? What is meant by the phrase "other things held constant" that often appears in descriptions of probability? These questions involve fundamental philosophical and scientific issues, and promise to elude definitive answers for some time. The same type of difficulty arises when attempting to produce a volume on microeconomic theory. The obvious first question-what is microeconomic theory?--


Microeconomic Theory economic theory economics game theory institutions microeconomics pricing social choice strategy utility utility theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Larry¬†Samuelson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8372-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-4219-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-199X
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