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Unformatted text preview: October 21, 2005 12:18 master Sheet number 9 Page number vii Preface This short book contains my lecture notes for the first quarter of a microeconomics course for PhD or Masters degree economics stu- dents. 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 revolu- tion in economic theory from research papers into textbooks. His book covers the material in depth and includes many ideas for fu- ture 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).Reny (1997), with its very precise style; and the classic Varian (1984)....
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course ECO 443 taught by Professor Aswa during the Fall '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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