Microeconomics and Behaviour

Author: Robert H. Frank,Edward Cartwright
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780077151546
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 627
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Exploring the relationship between human behaviour and economic analysis, Microeconomics and Behaviour establishes the fundamentals of intermediate microeconomics in a clear and narrative style and develops economic intuition about the world around us. The text continually encourages the reader to think like an economist through the development of core analytical tools and economic naturalist examples.

Microeconomics and Behavior

Author: Robert H. Frank
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin
ISBN: 9780073375731
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 610
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Robert Frank’s Microeconomics and Behavior covers the essential topics of microeconomics while exploring the relationship between economics analysis and human behavior. The book’s clear narrative appeals to students, and its numerous examples help students develop economic intuition. This book introduces modern topics not often found in intermediate textbooks. Its focus throughout is to develop a student’s capacity to "think like an economist."


Author: Robert S. Pindyck,Daniel L. Rubinfeld
Publisher: Pearson Deutschland GmbH
ISBN: 9783827372826
Category: Microeconomics
Page: 959
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Microeconomics and Human Behavior

Toward a New Synthesis of Economics and Psychology
Author: David A. Alhadeff
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520043534
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 204
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Holzbau mit System

Tragkonstruktion und Schichtaufbau der Bauteile
Author: Josef Kolb
Publisher: Birkhäuser
ISBN: 3034611803
Category: Architecture
Page: 320
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Der Holzbau hat sich grundlegend erneuert. Er hat gegenüber Konkurrenzbaustoffen deutlich an Marktanteilen gewonnen und wird von Systemen wie Rahmen-, Skelett- und Massivholzbau dominiert. Jeder Holzbau ist durch Struktur bestimmt. Dabei ist es wesentlich, die Zusammenhänge vom Entwurf bis zur Konstruktion zu kennen. "Holzbau mit System" geht dieses Thema auf völlig neue Weise an. Es ist eine analytische, visuell aufgebaute Gesamtdarstellung vom einfachen Einfamilienhaus bis zum mehrgeschossigen Grossbau. Einbezogen sind auch die für das Energiesparen so wichtige Gebäudehülle und die konstruktiv grundlegenden Systeme für Decken und innen liegende Trennwände. Dieses Werk zeigt mit Plänen, schematischen Zeichnungen und Bildern den aktuellen und zukunftsweisenden Stand der Technik, konkretisiert am Beispiel der Schweiz, einem führenden Land im innovativen Holzbau.


A Modern Treatment
Author: R. Shone
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 1483258092
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 346
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Microeconomics: A Modern Treatment focuses on modern approaches to microeconomics. Alternative systems are discussed including input-output analysis as against neoclassical production theory. The theory of choice and the preference and utility approaches to consumer theory are also considered, along with linear and nonlinear theories of production, the theory of market demand and supply, and welfare economics. Comprised of 11 chapters, this book begins with an introduction to economic science and its propositions, as well as the importance of establishing a clearly defined set of postulates on which the whole edifice of economic knowledge rests. The discussion then turns to the theory of choice and the preference and utility approaches to consumer theory; neoclassical as opposed to modern consumer choice; production theory and the production set of the economy; and the theory of market demand and supply. Subsequent chapters deal with the theory of exchange and general equilibrium; welfare economics; and stability and introductory dynamics. This monograph will be of value to economists and those interested in microeconomics.

Essays on Microeconomics and Industrial Organisation

Author: Pablo Coto-Millán
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3790826707
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 386
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Essays on Microeconomics and Industrial Organisation aim to serve as a source and work of reference and consultation for the field of Microeconomics in general and of Industrial Organisation in particular. Traditionally, Microeconomics is essentially taught as theory and hardly ever an estimation of a demand, production and cost function is offered . Over the last two decades, however, Microeconomics has greatly broadened its field of empirical application. Therefore, this text combines microeconomic theories with a variety of empirical cases. The standardised microeconomic analysis of demand, production and costs is set forth along with appropriate econometric techniques. The text consists of four parts: Demand, Production and Costs (Supply), Market and Industrial Structure and Failure of Market and Industrial Regulation. It includes eleven new chapters with respect to the first edition.

Microeconomics: Theory And Applications

Author: D. N. Dwivedi
Publisher: Pearson Education India
ISBN: 9788177586480
Category: Cost
Page: 644
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This book is intended to be a comprehensive and standard textbook for undergraduate students of Microeconomics. Apart from providing students with sufficient study material for examination purpose, it aims at making them understand economics. An effort has been made to explain abstract and complex microeconomic theories in a simple and lucid language without sacrificing analytical sophistication. The subject matter has been structured in a systematic manner without leaving gaps for the readers to fill in. Though the approach is non-mathematical, simple algebra has been used to give a concrete view of economic concepts and theories and to show the applicability of economic theories in decision making.


Behavior, Institutions, and Evolution
Author: Samuel Bowles
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400829316
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 608
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In this novel introduction to modern microeconomic theory, Samuel Bowles returns to the classical economists' interest in the wealth and poverty of nations and people, the workings of the institutions of capitalist economies, and the coevolution of individual preferences and the structures of markets, firms, and other institutions. Using recent advances in evolutionary game theory, contract theory, behavioral experiments, and the modeling of dynamic processes, he develops a theory of how economic institutions shape individual behavior, and how institutions evolve due to individual actions, technological change, and chance events. Topics addressed include institutional innovation, social preferences, nonmarket social interactions, social capital, equilibrium unemployment, credit constraints, economic power, generalized increasing returns, disequilibrium outcomes, and path dependency. Each chapter is introduced by empirical puzzles or historical episodes illuminated by the modeling that follows, and the book closes with sets of problems to be solved by readers seeking to improve their mathematical modeling skills. Complementing standard mathematical analysis are agent-based computer simulations of complex evolving systems that are available online so that readers can experiment with the models. Bowles concludes with the time-honored challenge of "getting the rules right," providing an evaluation of markets, states, and communities as contrasting and yet sometimes synergistic structures of governance. Must reading for students and scholars not only in economics but across the behavioral sciences, this engagingly written and compelling exposition of the new microeconomics moves the field beyond the conventional models of prices and markets toward a more accurate and policy-relevant portrayal of human social behavior.

Principles of Microeconomics

Author: D. D. Tewari
Publisher: New Age International
ISBN: 9788122410174
Category: Microeconomics
Page: 343
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Microeconomics Is Taught In All Colleges And Universities Offering Degree Courses In Economics, Social Sciences, Business Administration And Management Studies All Over The World. There Are Many Good Text Books On Microeconomics Now Available In The Market. This Book Is Intended To Be A Valuable Addition To The Existing Repository Of Books On Principles Of Microeconomics. The Book Provides A Good Mixture Of Theory And Practice Of Microeconomics. Applications Of Various Principles Of Microeconomics Are Illustrated Using Both Real World As Well As Hypothetical Data. The Latest Developments In The Theories Of Demand And Supply, Production, Markets And So On Are Covered And Areas Of Their Potential Applications Explored.The Principles Are Enunciated First Using Simple Language, Then Illustrated With The Help Of Graphs And Diagrams And Occasionally Using Simple Mathematics To Derive Decision Rules. For Ready Reference Of The Readers, Three Appendices, One Each On Calculus, Linear Programming And Econometrics And A Glossary Of Technical Terms Are Also Included In The Book. The Book Will Prove To Be Useful As A Text Book For Post-Graduate Students Of Microeconomics And As One Of The Reference Books For Students Of Business Administration And Management Sciences. Teachers Of Microeconomics May Also Find It Useful As A Handy Reference Book.

Fragile, Error-Prone And Idiosyncratic Behaviour: Informational Cascades

Author: Andreas Heller
Publisher: diplom.de
ISBN: 3832462996
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 75
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Inhaltsangabe:Abstract: Macroeconomics deals with the behaviour of the economy altogether and concentrates on fundamental and actual economic problems. Microeconomics deals with the behaviour of individuals and the aggregation of their actions in different institutional frameworks. Thus, both micro- and macroeconomics are doctrines to describe and understand individuals behaviour, activities and outcomes. So, why does one try to better understand? Individuals are curious , is a popular explanation. Another is that understanding may lead to a better outcome for individuals. There exist a lot of patterns of behaviour. One behaviour pattern is the so-called uniform behaviour. Imitation and mimicry belong to the basic instincts of every human being. Indeed, these patterns do not make immediate sense in terms of traditional macro- or microeconomic models. Still, they may be rational for an individual or a group of individuals. Learning by observing other individuals past actions and decisions may be of help to explain some otherwise puzzling phenomena about human behaviour. Apprehending individuals behaviour is not straightforward. It is not only profit or utility maximising that drives individuals minds. Sometimes, individuals just act because others act. An Informational Cascade is a situation in which every subsequent individual, based on the observation of others, makes the same choice or decision independent of his private information. Informational Cascades are present in our everyday life and in fields such as Economics, Politics, Scientific Theory, Finance or Zoology. The fact that this phenomenon does appear in innumerable situations is my motivation to closer examine Informational Cascades. Economics and above all economic behaviour is more than Statistics or Mathematics. It is Anthropology and Psychology as well. To combine and describe economics with the behaviour patterns of human beings, above all Informational Cascades and its environment , is the base of my licentiate. To link this phenomenon to economics and to bring it in an economic context, one has to grasp what exactly an Informational Cascade does describe. Why can one define an Informational Cascade as a gap between the practiced and the preached? Definitions and a simple example are given at the beginning of chapter two, followed by a characterisation of an Informational Cascade. The characterisation deals with the brittleness, idiosyncrasy and the error-sensitivity of [...]

Microeconomics: Principles and Applications

Author: Robert Hall,Marc Lieberman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0324421478
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 568
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Because issues of policy and real applications are critical to the principles of economics course, acclaimed economists Hall and Lieberman have made the fourth edition of MICROECONOMICS: PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS as current as today's headlines, giving students a real-world, up-to-the-minute overview that presents economics as a unified discipline. Taking a no-nonsense, policy approach to economic theory and application, this comprehensive text is very accessible, equipping readers with a solid foundation in economics that they can build upon wherever their career paths may lead. A wealth of interactive online exercises, graphing applications, and research opportunities give students hands-on experience working with current economic issues. Hall and Lieberman's careful focus on core theoretical ideas and systematic application of theoretical tools to timely, practical questions conveys the message that economics is an integrated, powerful body of knowledge that can effectively address domestic and global issues. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Institutional Constraints to Small Farmer Development in Southern Africa

Author: Ajuruchukwu Obi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9086867049
Category: Science
Page: 352
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The Southern Africa region has experienced more than its fair share of problems in recent years. Just when it seemed that the hardships wrought by the devastating cycle of droughts and floods of 2000 to 2002 were a thing of the past, other problems emerged. At one level, there have been the weak and often erratic governance mechanisms and political crises in some countries of the region, leading to severe disruptions in agricultural production to the point that supplies and markets have virtually disappeared. At another level, socio-cultural rigidities have often militated against the adoption of efficient farming practices, resulting in sub-optimal choices that lock smallholders into a low equilibrium trap. In the face of the disappearing supplies and missing markets, these have engendered hyper-inflationary trends of a magnitude unknown anywhere else in the world. But in the midst of all this apparent dreariness, cases are emerging from which immense lessons can be drawn. This book assembles a collection of research papers based on studies completed in 2008 and 2009 in Southern Africa that examine various dimensions of the institutional constraints small farmers are facing in the region and how they are going about dealing with them. The papers draw from these diverse and polar experiences and present some theoretical and practical insights that should form the basis for more in-depth, country-level, sector-specific analyses, focusing mainly on citrus, horticultures, cotton and livestock. The thematic issues of income inequality, land reform, natural resource management and value chain governance and chain choice, are covered in this book and are expected to be of interest for a wide constituency, including researchers, development practitioners, rural animators, and policy makers.


Der Weg zur Datenanalyse
Author: Ludwig Fahrmeir,Iris Pigeot,Gerhard Tutz
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3540350373
Category: Mathematics
Page: 610
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Das Buch bietet eine integrierte Darstellung der deskriptiven Statistik, moderner Methoden der explorativen Datenanalyse und der induktiven Statistik, einschließlich der Regressions- und Varianzanalyse. Die Darstellung ist auf inhaltliche Motivation, Interpretation und Verständnis der Methoden ausgerichtet. Zahlreiche Beispiele mit realen Daten und Graphiken veranschaulichen den Text. Texthervorhebungen zentraler Aspekte und Stichwörter am Rand erhöhen die Lesbarkeit und Übersichtlichkeit. Das Buch eignet sich als vorlesungsbegleitender Text, aber auch zum Selbststudium für Studenten aus den Bereichen der Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften, anderen Anwendungsdisziplinen der Statistik sowie als Einführungstext für Studenten der Statistik.

Quantitative Eco-nomics

How sustainable are our economies?
Author: Peter Bartelmus
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402069666
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 329
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This thought-provoking and colorful book cuts through the fog of vision and advocacy by comparing and applying new quantitative tools of both environmental and ecological economics. Environmental accounts and empirical analyses provide operational concepts and measures of the sustainability of economic performance and growth. The text raises doubts, however, about the measurability of sustainable development. Further reading sections are provided at the end of each chapter.

Economics and Consumer Behavior

Author: Angus Deaton,John Muellbauer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521296762
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 450
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The idea of duality has proved to be a powerful device in modern work on the economics of consumer behaviour. The authors have used duality to provide an integrated and accessible treatment of this subject. The book focuses on applications of the theory to welfare economics and econometric analysis. The book begins with four chapters that provide a self-contained presentation of the basic theory and its use in applied econometrics. These chapters also include elementary extensions of the theory to labour supply, durable goods, the consumption function, and rationing. The rest of the book is divided into three parts. In the first of these the authors discuss restrictions on choice and aggregation problems. The next part consists of chapters on consumer index numbers; household characteristics, demand, and household welfare comparisons; and social welfare and inequality. The last part extends the coverage of consumer behaviour to include the quality of goods and household production theory, labour supply and human capital theory, the consumption function and intertemporal choice, the demand for durable goods, and choice under uncertainty.