Economics is the study of how people use their limited resources to try to satisfy unlimited wants. Comment

Third year essay
H. Gravelle & R. Rees, Microeconomics, 2004, third edition, London: Pearson Education Limited (Parts of this book are more advanced than what is needed in the course, and for those chapters concerned we shall only use the relevant sections. This will be indicated in the lectures).
S. Bowles, Microeconomics: Behavior, Institutions, and Evolution, 2004, Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press.
Two supplementary texts, which are more elementary, are:
C. J. McKenna & R. Rees, Economics: A Mathematical Introduction, 1992, Oxford: OUP.
M.C. Sawyer, The Challenge of Radical Political Economy: An Introduction to the Alternatives to Neo-Classical Economics, 1989, Hemel Hempstead: Harvester Wheatsheaf.