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Principles of Microeconomics

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Mankiw's Principles of Economics textbooks continue to be the most popular and widely used text in the economics classroom. PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS, 4th Edition features a strong revision of content in all 22 chapters while maintaining the clear and accessible writing style that is the hallmark of the highly respected author. The 4th edition also features an expanded ...more
Paperback, Fourth Edition, 568 pages
Published January 27th 2006 by South Western Educational Publishing (first published July 28th 1997)
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Nov 11, 2012 Cameron rated it it was amazing
Shelves: economics
FANTASTIC Text Book. Mankiw explanes principles in an incredible way. Reading this book gives the reader the lexicon and understanding needed to proceed in additional economic reading and a framework to develop strong articulate opinions on economic outcomes.
Feb 07, 2014 Kakaroet rated it it was amazing
Its good, A lot of financial terms are used but even if you are new to economics you won't get a single ounce of difficulty to understand it.
The way this book has connected each and every thing illustrated with real life and society make it easy for us to get absorbed in it. If you are new to macroeconomics this book is something I would recommend to everyone. Writing style of this book is textbook type and sometime you do think that this is a textbook, but the transition of chapters from one to
May 24, 2009 Christina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While Principles of Microeconomics is still as easy to read as Principles of Macroeconomics, there's a lot of copying and pasting from one book to another for the first eight chapters. This textbook also skims a lot of important topics and is very, very heavy on the laissez-faire free market belief when Microeconomics is supposed to be exploring other types of markets and regulating markets.
Feb 05, 2010 Shamwil rated it really liked it
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May 31, 2013 Rudy Xing added it
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very useful book
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Oct 04, 2016 Veronica Voodoo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Pretty good book. My professor used it to present the information in a way I understood.
Joseph Kubelka
Sep 22, 2016 Joseph Kubelka rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great and clear intro book.
Dec 31, 2015 Adam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a pretty readable book covering a lot of the major topics, but I still didn't particularly enjoy it because it is intended to be a first-year course in Microeconomics and seems to leave out any Calculus-based analysis and many other topics that I consider to be core Microeconomic concepts like production and labor, and more elaborate studies in Game Theory. I suppose such a course is acceptable for students who cannot handle difficult subjects, like business majors. And so I still gave i ...more
John Borthwick
This was one of the text books I had to read for an "Economics for Public Finance" in my policy program. I took macro in undergrad and read some text books on my own on economics thereafter so that is what I have to compare Mankiw to. This book deserves a review and 5 star rating because, while it's still just a general economic concept text book, it does its job incredibly well. Mankiw's style is extremely clear and he does a much better job than other text books in making the conceptual both e ...more
Mar 24, 2009 John rated it it was ok
Shelves: economics
Lays on the laissez-faire free market stuff very very thick. Mankiw makes some fairly basic fallacies of equation (e.g. his ideas on net job gains from breakdown of trade barriers fail to differentiate between types of jobs -- such as programming vs. Wal-Mart checkout clerk) but generally a decent economics book that nicely explain why many commonly held economic beliefs are uninformed knee-jerk mistakes.
Jan 19, 2010 Judith rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I had access to an online version through Aplia and I read that too. The writing style is excellent and the layouts are nice, but I would have liked the formulas to be explained better. I had to review other books and ask friends for help on early homework probs. So if it's been a few years (or ahem, ten) since you've done algebra or calculus, get yourself a companion guide.
Nov 02, 2008 Bob rated it liked it
On the plus side this is a fairly well written and easy to understand textbook about a less than thrilling topic. On the down side, the author was an economic adviser to George W. Bush. This shows in his ardent belief of supply side economics and his cursory attention to equity. The book's online problems are helpful.
Heather Leung
Sep 09, 2012 Heather Leung rated it liked it
This book was assigned to me by my college now class .
But I must say, for a textbook, this was actually not a bad read.
The language was not extra serious and it gave many examples that helped me understand different concepts because it was easy to relate too.
I think this would be my favorite textbook I ever read .
John Rivera
Mar 11, 2011 John Rivera rated it liked it
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Pretty good macro-econ text. This text works in tandem with online Aplia homework assignments but does fall short in some areas--equations are not always throughly explained (some times a formula isn't even given) and Aplia questions are not always answerable from information in the text

Great text, but needs to be revised to work better with it's sister work online.
Mohammad.F Jaber
similar to Samuelson but a bit easier and better illustrated. my only criticism is that although id expect a micro book to be inclined towards laissez faire, but this book was a bit too inclined, it presented saving as always a positive aspiration and neglected many market failures.
Mar 29, 2015 Sandra rated it really liked it
As far as text books go... this text book explained the principles very clearly, with useful modern Canadian (where applicable) examples, things I could relate to. It had visual reminders all through the book when one of the principles was mentioned. I passed.... The book works :-)
May 07, 2007 Courtney rated it liked it
I wouldn't ordinarily put a textbook on here, but I've been using this one to teach myself, surprise surprise, the principles of microeconomics. So far, I find it easy to grasp and strongly grounded in reality.
Mar 26, 2013 Olga rated it really liked it
A must-read book for everyone who hasn't had microeconomics in their undergrad. The book offers simple, concise explanations of the main concepts (supply, demand, competition etc).
Chris Gunnell
Feb 16, 2012 Chris Gunnell rated it it was amazing
A good summary of Microeconomics (that I read because I want to take the AP test...)
but it was pretty good and not as biased as it could have been...
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American "new keynesian" macroeconomist. From 2003 to 2005, Mankiw was the chairman of President Bush's Council of Economic Advisors.He has since resumed teaching at Harvard, taking over the introductory economics course Social Analysis 10. More at Wikipedia.
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