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Intermediate Microeconomics: A Modern Approach
This edition continues the title's contemporary emphasis and is aimed at students studying microeconomics in their first or second years. It provides fresh insights into information technology, expanded coverage of strategic behaviour and a new chapter on auctions featuring fresh research.
Hardcover, 662 pages
Published February 1st 1999 by W. W. Norton & Company
(first published 1987)
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Apr 22, 2011 Jake Losh rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
Varian's Intermediate Microeconomics is a fantastic introduction to microeconomic theory. Particularly in the early phase of my first-year graduate economics course work, I often turned to it to gain intuition. It stands the test of time as a great reference.
I have left this book marked as "currently reading" for a long time, mainly because I frequently came back to it, in order to re-read some parts. Now, I have read the entire book at least once, some chapters twice, a few even more than that, but I'm now planing on coming back again to this, so I'm changing the shelve to "read".
Jan 31, 2011 M rated it really liked it · review of another edition
One of the few textbooks I have read almost cover-to-cover. Complete with rather horrific economic jokes (like hitfrogs targeting a scorpion's family). Unfortunately, I have to go over the entire thing again, especially the formulae.
Dec 26, 2009 Fran rated it liked it · review of another edition
Note to self: The most difficult book ever! Main text for Basic Microeconomics course under Prof. Kiyoshi Taniguchi (Ohio State 2001), Fall Term 2003; and Microeconomics course under Prof. Yuichiro Yoshida (Boston College 2001), Winter Term 2004. International Development Program, International University of Japan
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