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5.0 out of 5 stars great way to learn "thinking like an economist", 8 Oct. 2001
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This review is from: Microeconomics and Behavior (Paperback)
The author's goal of writing "Microeconomics and Behavior" has been to produce an intellectually challenging text that at the same time would be accessible and engaging to students. Whereas the majority of textbooks unfortunately seemed to focus on either one of them, he certainly succeeds in finding the right balance between the two.
The book provides all the necessary microeconomic knowledge for undergraduate students and serves as an ideal basis for further study.
Its major plus compared to the bulk of micro textbooks is definitely that it limits technical (mathematical) explanations to the minimum required without neglecting the importance of mathematics. Instead, the author regards the teaching of technical tools and the teaching of intuition as complements and intends to make readers think like an economist - supported with numerous good examples for all the fields covered.
This economic naturalism that the book wants to (and achieves to) teach makes it very special.
It covers the basic areas of consumer behaviour, theory of the firm/market structure, factor markets, general equilibrium/welfare and is furthermore divided into core and supplementary chapters.
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