The supply and demand for labor reverse the roles of utility maximizing behavior and profit maximizing behavior so that utility maximization explains the supply function and profit maximization explains the demand function.
References
Jack Hirshleifer, Price Theory and Applications.
Hal R. Varian, Microeconomic Analysis.
Hischleifer is a classic intermediate micro text. Varian will appeal to readers interested in the equations behind the models.
Classic Economic Models
Microeconomics
Introduction
Overview of Micro Models
Supply and Demand
Basic Supply and Demand
Who Pays a Sales Tax?
The Cobweb Model and
Inventory-Based Pricing
Theory of the Firm
Perfect Competition
Monopoly and
Monopolistic Competition
Price Discrimination
The Demand for Labor
Theory of the Consumer
Two Goods - Two Prices
Intertemporal Substitution
Labor Supply, Income Taxes,
and Transfer Payments
Macroeconomics
Introduction
Overview of Macro Models
Models in Chronological Order
The Classical Model
The Simple Keynesian Model
The Keynesian IS/LM Model
The Mundell-Fleming Model
Real Business Cycles
The IS/MP Model
The Solow Growth Model
Financial Markets
Utility-Based Valuation of Risk
Mean-Variance Analysis:
Risk vs. Expected Return
Fixed Income Securities:
Mortgage/Bond Calculator
Growth Investments:
Present Value Calculator
Resources