Microeconomics: A Critical Companion offers students 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.
From the culmination of 40 years of teaching, research and policy advice on political economy, Ben 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.
Ben Fine is Professor of Economics at SOAS, University of London. He is the author of the critical texts, Macroeconomics and Microeconomics (Pluto, 2016), co-author of Marx's 'Capital' (Pluto, 2016) and co-editor of Beyond the Developmental State (Pluto, 2013). He was awarded both the Deutscher and Myrdal Prizes in 2009.
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