Paper $32.00 ISBN: 9780745336077 Published May 2016 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745336022 Published May 2016 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Microeconomics

A Critical Companion

Ben Fine

Microeconomics

Ben Fine

Distributed for Pluto Press

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224 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 3/4 | © 2016
Paper $32.00 ISBN: 9780745336077 Published May 2016 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745336022 Published May 2016 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
The culmination of forty years of teaching, researching, and advising on political economy, Ben Fine’s Microeconomics offers a clear and concise exposition of mainstream microeconomics from a heterodox perspective. Covering topics from consumer and producer theory to general equilibrium to perfect competition, it sets the emergence and evolution of microeconomics in both its historical and interdisciplinary context. Fine critically exposes the methodological and conceptual content of dominant microeconomic models without sacrificing the technical detail required for those completing a first degree in economics or entering postgraduate study. The result is a book which is sure to establish a strong presence on undergraduate reading lists and in comparative literature on the subject.
Contents
List of Boxes
List of Diagrams
Preface, Preliminaries and Acknowledgements
1. Locating Microeconomics 
2. Elusive Consumers and the Theory of Demand
3. From Production to Supply and Beyond to General Equilibrium?
4. Competition Is as Competition Does?
5. Production Function Rules, Not OK
6. Labour Markets
7. Whither Microeconomics: Upside-Down or Inside-Out?
Select References
Index
Review Quotes
Steve Keen, author of Debunking Economics
"Almost a decade after a crisis that mainstream economists thought was impossible, they continue to peddle the same basic theories of equilibrium and money neutrality. Students who are justifiably dissatisfied with this fare should consult these books, which distill Ben Fine’s forty years of being a thorn in the side of mainstream economics."
Jayati Ghosh, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
"These wonderful volumes are what many teachers and students of economics have been waiting for—textbooks that are logical, critical, accessible and relevant. Designed to encourage understanding rather than mechanical application of techniques, they will help readers to develop a framework that allows them to understand what is actually going on in economies today."
Stuart Birks, head of the World Economics Association’s Textbook Commentaries Project, Teaching Economics
"Building on his years of experience, Fine and Dimakou have created an accessible and rich resource for those who appreciate critical and creative approaches. This and its companion microeconomics volume contain numerous valuable insights for the serious student of economics. They go a long way towards countering the paring down of economics as presented in mainstream texts."
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