Microeconomic Foundations I: Choice and Competitive Markets

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Microeconomic Foundations I: Choice and Competitive Markets

Princeton University Press, Princeton, 2012

Microeconomic Foundations I develops the choice, price, and general equilibrium theory topics typically found in first-year theory sequences, but in deeper and more complete mathematical form than most standard texts provide. The objective is to take the reader from acquaintance with these foundational topics to something closer to mastery of the models and results connected to them.

Selected Editorial Reviews
Kreps sets out the theories of individual choice and competitive markets precisely yet readably, even entertainingly, while anticipating and carefully answering many of the questions of interpretation and motivation that even the best texts seldom fully answer. It is difficult to imagine a student, or scholar, who would not gain from this masterful treatment.
Vincent P. Crawford, University of Oxford
This book is a gold mine for students — or teachers — who wish to learn the foundations of modern economics. David Kreps's creative contributions to finance, game theory, and decision theory have transformed those fields, and this book reveals part of his technology: a deep understanding of the foundations of modern microeconomics. If you want to improve or revolutionize economics, you must first master the foundations. This book and a lot of hard work will help you get there.
Thomas J. Sargent, Nobel Laureate in Economics
Kreps's new textbook fills an important gap by presenting microeconomics for graduate students in a way that is insightful, clear, and rigorous. Most importantly, it presents the material not as a complete theory to be learned, but as a work in progress, waiting to be improved upon by the generation that has just arrived.
Muhamet Yildiz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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