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Macmillan Higher Education

The Microeconomics of Risk and Information

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Paperback - 9780230280809

15 June 2011

$54.99

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Ebook - 9780230344204

16 September 2017

$54.99

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Hardcover - 9780230280793

15 June 2011

$109.99

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The Microeconomics of Risk and Information covers the principal areas in the field, including risk aversion, simple portfolio theory, precautionary savings, production under risk, risk sharing in the Edgeworth box, adverse...

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The Microeconomics of Risk and Information covers the principal areas in the field, including risk aversion, simple portfolio theory, precautionary savings, production under risk, risk sharing in the Edgeworth box, adverse selection and moral hazard. Keeping to a strict two-dimensional environment and using only some basic calculus, this textbook is written principally for students of advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate courses in economics, finance, and other fields, who have studied microeconomics at the intermediate level. Compact and clear, the book reflects the author's twenty-year experience teaching the course in the one-semester format to students around the world.

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Excellent bridging text for advanced undergraduate and graduate microeconomics courses

Offers full but accessible?treatment of mathematics and graphical analysis by?concentrating?on a robust, discrete twodimensional environment

Contains a mathematical toolkit as?one of the?appendixes
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Introduction
I INDIVIDUAL DECISION MAKING UNDER RISK
Risk and preferences
Risk aversion
Applications
II RISK SHARING ENVIRONMENTS
Perfect information
Adverse selection
Moral hazard
APPENDICES
Mathematical toolkit
A primer on consumer theory.

“This book aims to provide a one-semester course in the microeconomics of risk and information for, it seems, final-year undergraduate economics or finance students. It is structured very simply and appealingly, going from chapters on risk, preferences and risk aversion through a chapter on four applications to concluding chapters on adverse selection and moral hazard, the ‘information’ part of the course.” (Martin Richardson, Economic Record, Vol. 91 (292), March, 2015)
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RICHARD WATT is Associate Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics and Finance at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

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RICHARD WATT is Associate Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics and Finance at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

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