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Microeconomics International 5th Edition Paperback – 3 Jul 2008

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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Pearson Education; 5 edition (3 July 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408208067
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408208069
  • Product Dimensions: 20.1 x 2.8 x 25.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,305,113 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Jeffrey M. Perloff is a professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California at Berkeley. His economic research covers industrial organization, marketing, labor, trade, and econometrics. His textbooks are Modern Industrial Organization (coauthored with Dennis Carlton) and Microeconomics: Theory and Applications with Calculus. He has been an editor of Industrial Relations and an associate editor of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Productivity Analysis and edits the Journal of Industrial Organization Education. He has consulted with nonprofit organizations and government agencies (including the Federal Trade Commission and the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and Agriculture) on topics ranging from a case of alleged Japanese television dumping to the evaluation of social programs. He has also conducted research in psychology. He is a fellow of the American Agricultural Economics Association. He received his B.A. in economics from the University of Chicago in 1972 and his Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1976. He was previously an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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A very well written and organized book, with lots of practical examples and step by step logical analysis. If you cant grasp the theory or methodology of economics from this - time for another subject.

The other review describes it as maths light (which is true) but that can easily be added on. In fact the book is very clear in the Intro that it is purposefully maths light. NB there is another version of Perloff that uses calculus throughout and that is probably the text that should be studied for an economics major in Y1.

A easy read and certainly not heavy. Look also at Hirschleifer - Price theory and Applications - a perennial classic, but very much along the same lines as this book and presume still loads available second hand!

comments always welcome
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By andrew.s on 2 Jan. 2010
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I'm currently reading Economics at a leading university in the UK and this is our core text for the first year. It is a bit mathematically-light, but for a first course in microeconomics, it's ideal. The book is well-written, very clear, very succinct, and it uses real-life examples which makes the theory more applicable and easier to understand.

I've looked and tried to use other textbooks to supplement this one, but really none come close. All the content is there, it's extremely thorough, and the mathematical derivations are in the back of the book for those who want to know. Also the book is quite modern in outlook and use of game theory, which is quite extensive for an introductory book.

For my second year I'll need something more advanced, and most definitely more mathematical, but for an introductory microeconomics textbook, I can't find anything better. You certainly won't regret buying/using Perloff.
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This book is very good. It's a easylearning book that explains the difficulties in a very good way. I really recommend this book if you will study microeconomics in the future.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jas. on 11 Oct. 2011
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The book arrived within two days from when I ordered it which was really good. However, the seller claimed that the book would be in good quality but actually it looks very used and is even taped around the cover to not fall apart. Not that it matters so much but in my opinion it should have been listed as "acceptable".
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
An okay book 2 Dec. 2002
By an undergraduate business student - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book was used for my microeconomics class. It helped me learn the material, but there's still room for improvement.
Having the textbook be so focused on specific examples was not such a good idea, because it made it difficult to understand what do to in a more general problem, or in any problem that deviates from this example. The discussions of concepts, however, were excellent.
I wish the derivations were more integrated into the text instead of in an appendix in the back, and that they were better explained - it's frustrating to spend an hour trying to figure out which steps were left out. The problems in the textbook were challenging but good, however, unless you're at least a econ grad student or some kind of genius, you're probably not going to be able to do many of them just by reading the textbook...which brings me to my last point...if you're taking a class in which this book is mandatory, by all means, get it, it's useful...but if you are trying to learn or brush up on micro without the aid of a class, look for another book
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Overpriced 9 Mar. 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I had to purchase this book for an economics course. It does have some good examples and applications, but other times the book just bogs down and is impossible to read. Lastly, the price tag is ridiculious... Teachers, don't make your students waste their money on this.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Nearly impossible to follow 28 Sept. 2009
By Paul D. Lewis - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is my first review on Amazon ever, I feel so adamantly about the horrible quality of this book that I needed to share.
The author does an extremely poor job of introducing concepts and making them easy to understand. Problems are CONSTANTLY laid out in a manner where leaps are made between steps without explanation.
The "myeconlab" supplement is supposed to walk through solutions from the book but instead only offers multiple choice "quizzes" that are much different.
Of course many of you will not have a choice in the matter if it is required for the course but what a P.O.S.....worst way to spend $200.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Terrible 30 Nov. 2011
By Jay Deng - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is my first amazon review, for this terrible book. It is illogical and unclear, making you even more confused after reading. Never ever try it. it will ruin your academic future on economics.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Worst Micro Book EVER 12 Oct. 2009
By MBA student - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I used to like Econ before this book. This book is confusing, hard to follow, and torturous to read. While reading it, I find myself taking a well-deserved nap every 15 minutes. It seems like the author deliberately tries to explain things in the most confusing and driest way possible. Also, there are too many equations throughout - many of which hurt your brain in the way they are explained. This is the first time I've written an online review of any sort, but I felt like I had to perform a public service and let you know before you buy.
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