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Microeconomics, 6th Edition

By R. Glenn Hubbard, Anthony Patrick O'Brien

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 19, 2016


For one-semester courses in Principles of Microeconomics.


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Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction

1. Economics: Foundations and Models

Appendix: Using Graphs and Formulas

2. Trade-offs, Comparative Advantage, and the Market System

3. Where Prices Come From: The Interaction of Demand and Supply

4. Economic Efficiency, Government Price Setting, and Taxes

Appendix: Quantitative Demand and Supply Analysis


Part 2: Markets in Action: Policy and Applications

5. Externalities, Environmental Policy, and Public Goods

6. Elasticity: The Responsiveness of Demand and Supply

7. The Economics of Health Care


Part 3: Firms in the Domestic and International Economies

8. Firms, the Stock Market, and Corporate Governance

Appendix: Tools to Analyze Firms’ Financial Information

9. Comparative Advantage and the Gains from International Trade


Part 4: Microeconomic Foundations: Consumers and Firms

10. Consumer Choice and Behavioral Economics

Appendix: Using Indifference Curves and Budget Lines to Understand Consumer Behavior

11. Technology, Production, and Costs

Appendix: Using Isoquants and Isocost Lines to Understand Production and Cost


Part 5: Market Structure and Firm Strategy

12. Firms in Perfectly Competitive Markets

13. Monopolistic Competition: The Competitive Model in a More Realistic Setting

14. Oligopoly: Firms in Less Competitive Markets

15. Monopoly and Antitrust Policy

16. Pricing Strategy


Part 6: Labor Markets, Public Choice, and the Distribution of Income

17. The Markets for Labor and Other Factors of Production

18. Public Choice, Taxes, and the Distribution of Income