Price Theory: An Intermediate Text
Книга, где автор наибольшее внимание уделяет теории ценообразования, и с помощью нее объясняет некоторые аспекты функционирования рынка.
This book is based on a different idea of how economics (and most other things) should be taught - the idea that since answers are hard to remember and easy to look up, one should instead concentrate on learning ways of thinking. The book has two central purposes. The first is to introduce to what one of my competitors has called "the economic way of thinking." Economists - even economists with widely differing political views - have in common an approach to understanding human behavior that seems natural to them and very odd indeed to most non-economists. This book is designed to introduce to that way of thinking, in the hope that many will find it interesting and at least some may find it irresistable.
Section I ECONOMICS FOR PLEASURE AND PROFIT
- Chapter 1What is Economics?
- Chapter 2How Economists Think.
- Chapter 3The Consumer: Choice and Indifference Curves
- Chapter 4The Consumer: Marginal Value, Marginal Utility, and Consumer Surplus
- Chapter 5Production
- Chapter 6Simple Trade
- Chapter 7Markets&endash;Putting it All Together
- Chapter 8The Big Picture
Section III COMPLICATIONS, OR ONWARD TO REALITY
- Chapter 9The Firm
- Chapter 10Small-Numbers Problems: Monopoly and All That
- Chapter 11Hard Problems: Game Theory, Strategic Behavior, and Oligopoly
- Chapter 12Time...
- Chapter 13...and Chance
- Chapter 14The Distribution of Income and the Factors of Production
Section IV JUDGING OUTCOMES
- Chapter 15Economic Efficiency
- Chapter 16What is Efficient?
- Chapter 17Market Interference
- Chapter 18Market Failures
Section V APPLICATIONS &endash; CONVENTIONAL AND UN
- Chapter 19The Political Marketplace
- Chapter 20The Economics of Law and Law Breaking
- Chapter 21The Economics of Love and Marriage
Section VI WHY YOU SHOULD BUY THIS BOOK
- Chapter 22Final Words
Additional Chapters from the First Edition not included in the Second
- Chapter 21The Economics of Heating
- Chapter 22Inflation and Unemployment