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MicroeconomicsBagher Modjtahedi
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Theory and Policy (Third Edition)
By Bagher Modjtahedi

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-60927-060-5, 428 pages


I recently reviewed Professor Modjtahedi's microeconomics and macroeconomics textbooks. The books explain complicated economic concepts using simple English and basic mathematical equations. Many numerical examples and historical data were used throughout the books to illustrate the concepts. The books strike a good balance between theory and policy. I believe these are among the best textbooks in the market for introductory microeconomics and macroeconomics courses at universities and community colleges.
—Hoang Nguyen, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Economics, Cosumnes River College

Microeconomics Theory and Policy (Third Edition) provides a fresh and innovative approach to microeconomics. This analysis and policy oriented text uses real-life examples to develop the basic microeconomic model step by step. Designed for students taking their first economics course, this text presents microeconomics using simple language, without sacrificing rigor. Students will learn how to conduct microeconomic analysis, rather than simply bombarding them with massive amounts of disparate facts and figures. Each chapter begins with an introduction and review of the background materials that students will need to understand the discussions within the chapter. Chapter summaries and exercises are also provided throughout the text.

After reading Microeconomics: Theory and Policy (Third Edition), students will be able to:

  • Apply microeconomic concepts to different situations in everyday life.
  • Tell whether a particular situation is economically inefficient and, if so, whether a government policy might be justified.
  • Identify some of the problems that exist in the democratic political processes, and why even democracies may produce economically inefficient outcomes.


Bagher Modjtahedi has an M.A. in quantitative economics from the University of East Anglia, England, and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Davis. He has been teaching economics and finance for more than twenty years and is currently teaching at UC Davis. He has published in a number of academic journals on topics including international finance, open-economy macroeconomics, and energy derivative markets. Modjtahedi's current research interests center on the functioning of oil futures markets and the economic impact of oil price shocks.

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