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ECON-2302-002 Principles of Microeconomics
Analysis of the behavior of individual economic agents, including consumer behavior and demand, producer behavior and supply, price and output decisions by firms under various market structures, factor markets, market failures and international trade.
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Principles of Microeconomics 3e - Lee Coppock and Dirk Mateer
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Chapter 1: Five Foundations of Economics
Chapter 2: Model Building and Gains from Trade
Chapter 3: The Market at Work: Supply and Demand
Chapter 4: Elasticity
Chapter 5: Market Outcomes and Tax Incidence
Chapter 6: Price Controls
Chapter 7: Market Inefficiencies: Externalities and Public Goods
Chapter 8: Business Costs and Production
Chapter 9: Firms in a Competitive Market
Chapter 10: Understanding Monopoly
Chapter 11: Price Discrimination
Chapter 12: Monopolistic Competition and Advertising
Chapter 13: Oligopoly and Strategic Behavior
Chapter 14: The Demand and Supply of Resources
Chapter 15: Income, Inequality, and Poverty
Chapter 16: Consumer Choice
Chapter 17: Behavioral Economics and Risk Taking
Chapter 18 - Health Insurance and Health Care
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