This web site supports Intermediate Microeconomics with Microsoft Excel, Cambridge University Press, 2009.
This book is based on the idea that there is a particular framework used by economists to interpret observed reality. This framework has been called the economic way of thinking, the economic approach, and the method of economics.
This book is different from the many other books that attempt to teach microeconomics
in three ways:
• It explicitly applies the recipe of the economic approach in every example.
• It uses concrete examples via Microsoft Excel in every application, which enables the reader to manipulate live graphs and learn numerical methods of optimization.
• It is written in a terse, word-minimizing fashion. The majority of the content is in the Excel workbooks that accompany the book.
You learn by doing, not by reading.
About the Author
Humberto Barreto is the Elizabeth P. Allen Distinguished University Professor at DePauw University. He was born in Camagüey, Cuba, and earned his B.A. from New College and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Bert manages an email list for the History of Economics Society and is co-author (with Frank M. Howland) of Introductory Econometrics Using Monte Carlo Simulation with Microsoft Excel.