Microeconomics: Study Guide Set: Theory and Applications

 
9780471214076: Microeconomics: Study Guide Set: Theory and Applications

The world looks different through the eyes of an economist.

From internet dating and antiwar protests to citrus farming, caviar, and Canadian prescription drugs--everything looks different through the eyes of an economist.

Recognized for it's extensive collection of intriguing applications, Browning & Zupan's Microeconomics: Theory & Applications, Ninth Edition teaches you how to look at the world through the eyes of an economist. You'll learn to analyze real-world situations and predict market phenomena using fundamental analysis tools.

Now revised with several new applications, this Ninth Edition continues to make microeconomics real and relevant. Firmly committed to the needs of today's students, the authors present fundamental concepts and techniques in a brief, less expensive paperback format.

New applications include:
* The Accounting and Economic Costs of SOX
* Social Security and Saving
* An Example of a Backward-Bending Labor Supply Curve: The Work Effort Choices of Dentists Versus Physicians
* The Likelihood of Good Samaritan Behavior and Group Size
* What the Marginal-Average Relationship Means for Your Grade Point Average
* The Low-Down on Why Lojack Is Underprovided
* What to Do if the World Truly Is Flat
* The Effect of Wal-Mart on Retailing Productivity, Costs, and Prices
* Asymmetric Information and Internet Dating

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About the Author:

Edgar K. Browning is the Alfred F. Chalk Professor in Economics at Texas A&M University and his specialty is Public Economics.  He earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University in 1971. A selected list of his publications includes “ A Neglected Welfare Cost of Monopoly- and Most other Product Market Distortions,” Journal of Public Economics, 1997; The Non-Tax Wedge,” Journal of Public Economics, 1994; “The Marginal Cost of Redistribution,” Public Finance Quarterly, 1993; “On the Marginal Welfare Cost of Taxation,” American Economic Review, 1987; “The Trade-Off Between Equality and Efficiency,” Journal of Political Economy, 1984.

Mark A. Zupan is currently the Dean of the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Rochester.  Previously, he was dean of the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Business and Public Administration since 1997.  He earned a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Dr. Zupan’s fields of specialization are industrial organization, regulation and political economy.  He is the co-author on two books and more than 20 articles in journals such as American Economic Review, Public Choice, and the Journal of Law and Economics.  He’s also the recipient of several teaching awards at both USC and Harvard.

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