Microeconomics (McGraw-Hill Economics)

Microeconomics (McGraw-Hill Economics)

Language: English

Pages: 608

ISBN: 0077501802

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

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long-run and short-run elasticities differ, the analysis becomes somewhat more complicated. Consider the case of a local transit authority that, faced with a budget crisis, increased its fares from $1.50 to $2.50. The rise in revenue during the first year helped the authority balance its books. But in the two years following, ridership declined so much that total revenue fell. What happened? In the Q-10 A firm faces an elastic short-run, commuters had few substitutes to taking the bus—demand was

University economist Dan Ariely tested people’s reactions under different emotional states. In one experiment, students answered the following questions in two different states: a normal state of calm and an emotionally excited state. (To get them into an emotional state, he showed students erotic photos.) • Could you enjoy sex with someone you hate? • Would you slip a person a drug to increase the chance that he or she would have sex with you? • Would you always use a condom? He found that

example, say one person has all the world’s revenues and all the other people are starving. If that rich person would be made worse off by taking some money from him and giving it to the starving poor, that starting position would be Pareto optimal. By most people’s normative criteria, it would also be a lousy place to remain. Critics of the use of the perfect competition benchmark argue that society has a variety of goals. Pareto optimality may be one of them, but it’s only one. They argue that

School for Social Research, and some campuses of the University of Massachusetts. A good place to find Radical views is the Dollars and Sense magazine. Wellknown Radical economists include Lourdes Beneria, Sam Bowles, Arthur MacEwan, Robert Pollin, Gerald Epstein, Anwar Shaikh, Michael Reich, Richard Wolff, and Stephen Resnick, as well as a number of feminist economists who would be considered both Radicals and feminists. Feminist Economists Feminist economics offers a substantive challenge to

production possibilities model tells us that trade is good mean that in the real world free trade is necessarily the best policy? Explain. (LO2-3) 9. Suppose the United States and Japan have the following production possibility tables: (LO2-3) Japan Bolts of Cloth Tons of Wheat 1,000 800 600 400 200 0 0 100 200 300 400 500 United States Bolts of Tons of Cloth Wheat 500 400 300 200 100 0 0 200 400 600 800 1,000 a. Draw each country’s production possibility curve. b. In what good does the

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