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, which 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 Commonslicense. [5] Introduction to Economic Analysis is already used on campuses from Harvard to New York University . [3]


  1. Jump up^ R. Preston McAfeeonline Curriculum Vitae.
  2. Jump up^ R. Preston McAfee, Introduction to Economic Analysis ,ISBN 1-60049-000-X
  3. ^ Jump up to:d Preston McAfee named newest SPARC innovator , SPARC, January 21, 2009
  4. Jump up^ Introduction to Economic Analysis 2009.ISBN 978-1-936126-12-5for color,ISBN 978-0-9820430-9-7for black and white. Anopen textbookfor university intermediatemicroeconomics.
  5. Jump up^ Creative Commons BY-NC-SA3.0 Unported License.

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