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Interest in economics is at an all-time high. Among the challenges facing the nation is an economy with rapidly rising unemployment, failures of major businesses and industries, and continued dependence on oil with its wildly fluctuating price. Economists have dealt with such questions for generations, but they have taken on new meaning and significance.Tackling these questions and encompassing analysis of traditional economic theory and topics as well as those that economists have only more recently addressed, 21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook is a must-have reference resource.Key FeaturesProvides highly readable summaries of theory and models in key areas of micro and macroeconomics, helpful for students trying to get a "big picture" sense of the fieldIncludes introductions to relevant theory as well as empirical evidence, useful ...

Economics of Strategy
Economics of strategy

Economic and other rational decision making involves choosing one of the available actions for the environment that the decision maker is facing, given his or her objectives. Rational decision making and the subsequent choice of action depend on these two primary factors. Economics of strategy is concerned with how a rational decision maker's behavior in choosing an action can be explained by logical and strategic reasoning. A simple decision problem can be viewed as the simplest strategic problem, when there is only one agent for a given environment. Many economic problems, however, involve multiple decision makers. Our primary goal in economics of strategy is to provide a systematic analysis of how each decision maker behaves and how the strategic logics ...

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