(Many instructors of microeconomic theory have been waitin...)
Many instructors of microeconomic theory have been waiting for a text that provides balanced and in-depth analysis of the essentials of microeconomics. Masterfully combining the results of years of teaching microeconomics at Harvard University, Andreu Mas-Colell, Michael Whinston, and Jerry Green have filled that conspicuous vacancy with their groundbreaking text, Microeconomic Theory. The authors set out to create a solid organizational foundation upon which to build the effective teaching tool for microeconomic theory. The result presents unprecedented depth of coverage in all the essential topics, while allowing professors to "tailor-make" their course to suit personal priorities and style. Topics such as noncooperative game theory, information economics, mechanism design, and general equilibrium under uncertainty receive the attention that reflects their stature within the discipline. The authors devote an entire section to game theory alone, making it "free-standing" to allow instructors to return to it throughout the course when convenient. Discussion is clear, accessible, and engaging, enabling the student to gradually acquire confidence as well as proficiency. Extensive exercises within each chapter help students to hone their skills, while the text's appendix of terms, fully cross-referenced throughout the previous five sections, offers an accessible guide to the subject matter's terminology. Teachers of microeconomics need no longer rely upon scattered lecture notes to supplement their textbooks. Deftly written by three of the field's most influential scholars, Microeconomic Theory brings the readability, comprehensiveness, and versatility to the first-year graduate classroom that has long been missing.
Bachelor of Science in Economics, Wharton School, University Pennsylvania, 1980. Master of Business Administration in Finance, Wharton School, University Pennsylvania, 1984. Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984.
Assistant professor economics Harvard University, 1984—1988, Frederick S. Danziger associate professor economics, 1988—1991, professor economics, 1991—1998. Robert E. and Emily H. King professor business institutions, department economics Northwestern University, since 1998, by courtesy, School Law, since 1998, by courtesy, Kellogg Graduate School Management, Department Management and Strategy, since 2003. Visiting position, department economics Northwestern University, 1997—1998.
Visiting position, Antitrust Division United States Department Justice, 1988. Visiting position, department economics Yale University, 1989. Olin visiting professor and fellow at the Center for the Study of the Economy and the State, Graduate School Business University Chicago, 1999—2000, visiting adjunct professor, graduate school business, 2002.
Member program committee Utah Business Economics Conference, since 2007. Research associate National Bureau Economic Research. Co-organizer Duke/Northwestern/Tex/ IO Theory Conference.
Co-director, Center for the Study Industrial Organization Northwestern University. Invited lecturer in field.
Fellow: Econometric Society (member program committee for Winter meetings 1989, member program committee for Summer World Congress 2000), American Academy Arts & Sciences. Member: American Economic Association (member program committee for annual meetings 2001).