Introduction to Economic Analysis

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Introduction to Economic Analysis
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Author Preston McAfee
Tracy Lewis
Subject Microeconomics
Genre Non-fiction
Publisher Flat World Knowledge
Publication date
ISBN 1-60049-000-X

Introduction to Economic Analysis is a university microeconomics textbook by Caltech Professor Preston McAfee.[1] It is available free of charge under Creative Commons license[2] (an open source); under this "license that requires attribution, users can pick and choose chapters or integrate with their own material".[3]

Introduction to Economic Analysis was the first published complete textbook being openly available online.[3] McAfee was named SPARC innovator for year 2009 [3] for making the book freely accessible.

The book has been updated three times since it was first introduced. Version 2 is available online from Professor McAfee.

Version 3 is co-authored with Professor Tracy Lewis of the Fuqua School of Business and was published by Flat World Knowledge in 2009[4] under a Creative Commons license.[5] Introduction to Economic Analysis is already in use on campuses from Harvard to New York University.[3]


  1. ^ R. Preston McAfee online Curriculum Vitae.
  2. ^ R. Preston McAfee, Introduction to Economic Analysis, ISBN 1-60049-000-X
  3. ^ a b c d Preston McAfee named newest SPARC innovator, SPARC, January 21, 2009
  4. ^ Introduction to Economic Analysis 2009. ISBN 978-1-936126-12-5 for color, ISBN 978-0-9820430-9-7 for black and white. An open textbook for university intermediate microeconomics.
  5. ^ Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 Unported License.

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