Book:Lecture Notes in MicroEconomic Theory

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Title:Lecture Notes in MicroEconomic Theory
Author:Ariel Rubinstein
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License:All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright
Description:Here’s what the author has to say about this PDF version of his printed book:

This short book contains my lecture notes for the first quarter of a microeconomics course for PhD or Master’s degree economics students. The lecture notes were developed over a period of almost 15 years during which I taught the course, or parts of it, at Tel Aviv, Princeton, and New York universities.

I am publishing the lecture notes with some hesitation. Several superb books are already on the shelves. I most admire Kreps (1990), which pioneered the transformation of the game theoretic revolution in economic theory from research papers into textbooks. His book covers the material in depth and includes many ideas for future research. Mas-Colell, Whinston, and Green (1995) continued this trend with a very comprehensive and detailed textbook. There are three other books on my short list: Bowles (2003), which brings economics back to its authentic, political economics roots; Jehle and Reny (1997), with its very precise style; and the classic Varian (1984). These five books constitute an impressive collection of textbooks for the standard advanced microeconomics course.

My book covers only the first quarter of the standard course. It does not aim to compete but to supplement these books. I had it published only because I think that some of the didactic ideas in the book might be beneficial to students and teachers, and it is to this end that I insisted on retaining the lecture notes style.


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