What are the best sources to accompany MasColell Microeconomic Theory textbook in 1st year of MA in economics?

I mean any sources - textbooks, videos, websites, book companions, etc.

And I mean easy sources - as MasColell is quite difficult.

Best if it follows the chapters of MasColell.


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    $\begingroup$ Are you aware of Jehle and Reny (2011)? This is a separate textbook for graduate micro theory (i.e. not a companion to MWG). But it covers most of the basic topics in MWG and is supposed to target the master level students (at least in my department). $\endgroup$
    – Herr K.
    Oct 26 '20 at 19:26
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    $\begingroup$ Varian Microeconomic analysis is a sort of shorter version of MWG with additional examples for the core of microeconomic theory it’s not a companion but I think the books are complementary. I first learned microeconomic theory from Varian and then again from MWG and I think first being exposed to Varian made studying MWG easier since I already was exposed to the core. $\endgroup$
    – 1muflon1
    Oct 26 '20 at 19:49
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    $\begingroup$ There are notes to the first chapters of MWG by Huyi Chen available here. They might be great for review though not for learning for the first time. The old textbook by Kreps, "A Course in Microeconomic Theory" makes for nice, chatty complementary reading. The newer textbook by Kreps, "Microeconomic Foundations I" is for people who actually want more depth than MWG. $\endgroup$ Oct 27 '20 at 10:16
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks gyus for replies. I own Jehly / Reny. I also checked Kreps at amazon. I dont know Varian very much. Which of these 3 would you recommend me? $\endgroup$
    – Mr. T
    Oct 27 '20 at 15:02
  • $\begingroup$ Varian definitely. $\endgroup$
    – Alexandre
    Oct 27 '20 at 15:04

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