Managerial Economics: Applications, Strategies and Tactics (Upper Level Economics Titles)

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9781285420929: Managerial Economics: Applications, Strategies and Tactics (Upper Level Economics Titles)

By illustrating how effective managers apply economic theory and techniques to solve real-world problems, MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS 13E helps future business leaders learn to think analytically and make better decisions. As always, the seasoned author team balances a solid foundation of traditional microeconomic theory with extensive exploration of the latest analytical tools in managerial economics, such as game-theoretic tactics, information economics, and organizational architecture. This new edition is concise, comprehensive, and current with cutting-edge coverage of important management topics relevant to today's students, including an exciting focus on "green" business and environmentally friendly practices and products. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections

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James R. McGuigan owns and operates his own numismatic investment firm. Prior to this business, he was Associate Professor of Finance and Business Economics in the School of Business Administration at Wayne State University. He also taught at the University of Pittsburgh and Point Park College. Dr. McGuigan received his undergraduate degree from Carnegie-Mellon University; his M.B.A. at the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago and his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to his interests in economics, he has co-authored several well-known books on financial management.


Preface. About the Authors. PART I: INTRODUCTION. 1. Introduction and Goals of the Firm. 2. Fundamental Economic Concepts. PART II: DEMAND AND FORECASTING. 3. Demand Analysis. 4. Estimating Demand. 4A. Problems in Applying the Linear Regression Model. 5. Business and Economic Forecasting. 6. Managing in the Global Economy. 6A. Foreign Exchange Risk Management. PART III: PRODUCTION AND COST. 7. Production Economics. 7A. Maximization of Production Output Subject to a Cost Constraint. 7B. Production Economics of Renewable and Exhaustible Natural Resources. 8. Cost Analysis. 8A. Long-Run Costs with a Cobb-Douglas Production Function. 9. Applications of Cost Theory. PART IV: PRICING AND OUTPUT DECISIONS: STRATEGY AND TACTICS. 10. Prices, Output, and Strategy: Pure and Monopolistic Competition. 11. Price and Output Determination: Monopoly and Dominant Firms. 12. Price and Output Determination: Oligopoly. 13. Best-Practice Tactics: Game Theory. 13A. Entry Deterrence and Accommodation Games. 14. Pricing Techniques and Analysis. PART V: ORGANIZATIONAL ARCHITECTURE AND REGULATION. 15. Contracting, Governance, and Organizational Form. 15A. Auction Design and Information Economics. 16. Government Regulation. 17. Long-Term Investment Analysis. Appendices. A. The Time Value of Money. B. Tables. C. Differential Calculus Techniques in Management . D. Check Answers to Selected End-of-Chapter Exercises. Glossary. Index. Notes. Web Appendices.

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