Required Textbook

Varian, Hal R. Intermediate Microeconomics: A Modern Approach. 7th ed. New York, NY: W.W. Norton, 2005. ISBN: 9780393927023. The 6th edition may also be used.

Recommended Books

Jehle, Geoffrey A., and Philip J. Reny. Advanced Microeconomic Theory. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1997. ISBN: 9780321014368.

Mas-Colell, Andreu, Michael D. Whinston, and Jerry R. Green. Microeconomic Theory. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1995. ISBN: 9780195073409.

Varian, Hal R. Microeconomic Analysis. 3rd ed. New York, NY: W.W. Norton, 1992. ISBN: 9780393957358.

Osborne, Martin J. An Introduction to Game Theory. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2003. ISBN: 9780195128956.

Krishna, Vijay. Auction Theory. Burlington, MA: Academic Press, 2002. ISBN: 9780124262973.

Klemperer, Paul. Auctions: Theory and Practice. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2004. ISBN: 9780691119250.

Buy at MIT Press Tirole, Jean. The Theory of Industrial Organization. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1988. ISBN: 9780262200714.

Recommended Papers

Bulow, Jeremy, and Roberts, John. "The Simple Economics of Optimal Auctions." Journal of Political Economy (University of Chicago Press) 97, no. 5 (1989): 1060-90.

Ellsberg, Daniel. "Risk, Ambiguity, and the Savage Axioms." Quarterly Journal of Economics 75 (1961): 643-669.

Gul, Faruk. "A Nobel Prize for Game Theorists: The Contributions of Harsanyi, Nash and Selten." Journal of Economic Perspectives (American Economic Association) 11, no. 3 (1997): 159-74.

Gul, Faruk, and Wolfgang Pesendorfer. "The Case for Mindless Economics." Working Paper, Levine's Working Paper Archive, UCLA Department of Economics, 2005.

Kahneman, Daniel, and Amos Tversky. "Prospect Theory: An Analysis of Decision Under Risk." Econometrica 47 (1979): 263-291.

Myerson, Roger B. "Optimal Auction Design." Mathematics of Operations Research 6, no. 1 (1981): 58-73. Also in Klemperer, Paul. The Economic Theory of Auctions. Northampton, Massachusetts: Elgar, 2000, pp. 207-222. ISBN: 9781858988702.

———. "John Nash's Contribution to Economics." Games and Economic Behavior 14, no. 2 (1996): 287-295.

Nash, John. "The Bargaining Problem." Econometrica (Econometric Society) 18, no. 2 (1950): 155-162.

Raiffa, Howard. "Risk, Ambiguity, and the Savage Axioms: Comment." Quarterly Journal of Economics 75 (1961): 690-694.

Riley, John G., and William F. Samuelson. "Optimal Auctions." American Economic Review (American Economic Association) 71, no. 3 (June, 1981): 381-392.

Roberts, Harry V. "Risk, Ambiguity, and the Savage Axioms: Comment." Quarterly Journal of Economics 77, no. 2 (1963): 327-336.