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3.0 out of 5 stars if you like proofs..., 8 Dec 2005
This review is from: A Course in Microeconomic Theory (Paperback)
I must agree with the other reviewer that at first glance Kreps can be pretty intimidating. There seems to be a mathematical proof for everything, with algebra often replacing basic analysis. For this reason it seems a more appropriate graduate textbook - or if you have an aptitude for maths, for advanced undergraduates. If you persevere with Kreps the some of the proofs become more manageable and there is some value to just reading the descriptive analysis.
However, the style of writing appears a little awkward: when you compare it to Varian's intermediate Micoreconomics or Microeconomic analysis it does not have the same simple and straightforward structure. Kreps is clearly an economist first, and a writer second - you will find yourself having to read some parts of the book many times to get any sense out of it. However, if you are a capable mathematician Kreps is all you will need to succeed at Graduate level or get a First at undergrad.
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A Course in Microeconomic Theory
A Course in Microeconomic Theory by David M Kreps (Paperback - 1 Mar 1990)
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