Springer Texts in Business and Economics

Principles of Microeconomics

An Integrative Approach

Authors: Kolmar, Martin

  • Presents a modern micro- and institution-oriented approach to teaching economics
  • Numerous examples and case studies help readers apply the theories discussed to real-world problems
  • Pursues an integrative approach that links economics with management, law, and philosophy, helping readers gain a better understanding of the potentials and limitations of the various theories
  • Companion workbook available which features a variety of exercises, ranging from basic multiple-choice questions to challenging mathematical problems and case study scenarios 
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About this Textbook

This text provides a comprehensive and unique introduction to modern microeconomics. It pursues an integrative approach by putting the main findings of economics into a broader perspective; theories are critically reflected on from a philosophical standpoint and by comparing them to approaches found in the social sciences, while implications for the design of the legal system and business practices are highlighted throughout. In addition, the book presents brief examples and comprehensive case studies to facilitate an understanding of the theories’ real-world implications.
Starting from the question as to why and how societies organize economic activity, the book adopts an institutional perspective to analyze the potential and limitations of different market types with regard to alleviating scarcity and achieving distributive objectives.
It not only covers traditional rational-choice models, but also systematically introduces readers to important findings from behavioral economics and psychology.
A companion workbook is available which features a wide variety of exercises, ranging from basic multiple-choice questions to challenging mathematical problems and case study scenarios. 


About the authors

Martin Kolmar is Professor of Economics at the University of St. Gallen. He studied Economics in Bonn and Berkeley and holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Konstanz. His research interests range from Institutional and Behavioral to Normative Economics and Philosophy. He is especially interested in the evolutionary, psychological and neuroscientific foundations of behaviour and well-being.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Principles of Microeconomics
Book Subtitle
An Integrative Approach
Authors
Series Title
Springer Texts in Business and Economics
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-57589-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-57589-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-57588-9
Series ISSN
2192-4333
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 336
Number of Illustrations and Tables
80 b/w illustrations
Topics