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Microeconomic Theory: Basic Principles and Extensions Textbook Binding – 4 Dec 1997

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  • Textbook Binding: 825 pages
  • Publisher: South-Western; 7th Revised edition edition (4 Dec 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0030244749
  • ISBN-13: 978-0030244742
  • Product Dimensions: 19.5 x 3.4 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,310,643 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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0 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 27 Aug 2001
Format: Textbook Binding
This is an amazing textbook. It covers the basics of microeconimic theory in an easy to understand way, but still in a comprehensive manner.
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66 of 68 people found the following review helpful
The best! 5 Aug 2003
By Dr. Martingale - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Textbook Binding
At the first glance, this book is elegantly laidout, but mathematically "inadequate". However when you really read it, you find the author is a master in explaining very complicated concepts in an easy way. I am a PhD student, but I learned "economics" from this book. The textbook by Mas-Colell that our professor chose was a disaster. That book was heavy, stinky, and the authors did a bad job in explaining even the simplest ideas. I decided to use the Nicholson's book and understand everything and (only) this book made me love microeconomics.
Lots of economists like to show off their math skills and like to show what a "rocket science" their field (economics) is by applying weird notations and "bad" English. Therefore, they intentionally make simple (maybe sometimes profound) ideas appear as complicate as they can be. Once you waste 1 day's time and undertsand the idea, you yell to yourself, "what a simple thing!". My experience is, spending 3 day's on Mas-Collel's book, I understand a thing, but it only requires 30 minutes if you use Nicholson's book.
I was a physicist before persuing economics. In physics, we regard a good scholar (or someone who really understands what he is talking about) as someone who can explain difficult stuff in easy ways. Otherwise we dont think too much of him/her. In this sense, Nicholson (maybe Varian too) is truly a scientist, a great scholarly master. I am using these great terms because I am very grateful to the author since I truly learned stuff from it and it saved me from the great disappointment in microeconomics inflicted by Mas-Collel's book.
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Very good guidance to Microeconomic Principle 20 Dec 1999
By Veronica Lee - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Textbook Binding
Reading through this book, I could understand the mathematic tools of microeconomics. The explanation is so clear that the average students who studied the principle of economics can understand what the author tried to explain. Very nice book. I recommend this book to every student who wants to understand microeconomics by mathematic methods.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
An everyday book for an economist 4 April 2001
By Gerardo Villoslado - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Textbook Binding
When you joined the economics school, and later on, you realized that there are books that you'll use it forever. One of them is Nicholson; used in Canada, US, England, Mexico, etc. is a book that will build up mathematic economists with strong theoretic background. I really enjoyed this book and this course. Thumb up for the book. Thumb down for the price.
One of my favorite books 13 Dec 2008
By Bekir Burak Kani - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Textbook Binding Verified Purchase
I am so happy that i bought this book.
I am a graduate student but I have a week background on micro.
I am also an international student so I was in need of an easier book.
This book works very good for me.
Its language is a little more hard than the varian intermediate book but this one has a lot more math in it.
So it is a very nice book between graduate and undergraduate levels. (close to undergraduate)
And for the price (less than 10 dollars) everyone should have one.
4 of 9 people found the following review helpful
A good introduction into microeconomic theory 24 Sep 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Textbook Binding
This book gives an overview of microeconomic theory. It also provides some mathematical background, which is not very extensive. The author takes his time in covering a subject, which can be a little irritating. This, however makes reading the book easier. The greatest flaw is the very small part of the book dedicated to game theory. This is a very important part of modern microeconomic theory, which in my opinion deserves a bigger coverage.
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