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ECON 201 Unit 1 Study Guide

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ECON 201 Unit 1 Study Guide ECON 201

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This is a study guide covering chapters 1-3 for unit 1 exam preparation.
Principles of Macroeconomics
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Econ 201 John Must Unit 1 Macroeconomics Unit 1 Study Guide Topics and Solutions:  Concept of Opportunity Cost Answer: Price of how much you would have made after making a choice. To obtain more of sth, society gives up the next best thing. Ex: $15,000 for school or $20,000 for a job. If you choose school, opportunity cost is $20,000-$15,000=$5,000.  Surplus: Price Floor above equilibrium  Shortage: Price Ceiling below Equilibrium  Production Possibility Curve: combination of 2 goods produced with given fixed resources  Allocative efficiency: Mix of goods/services valued by society Memorize: Demand Curve Supply Curve Budget Line Production Possibility Curve Econ 201 John Must Unit 1 Circular flow model:  5 fundamental questions [MARKET SYSTEM]: 1. What goods will be produced? - TR > TC - What consumers want! (Dollar Votes) 2. How will the goods be produced? - Productive Efficiency (Cheapest way) 3. Who will get the goods? - Whoever can afford it! 4. How will the system accommodate change? - Preferences, Tech, resources 5. How will the system promote progress? - Competition, Tech Econ 201 John Must Unit 1  Ind and Business, Private property  Freedom of choice  Self-interest  Competition  active but limited gov  Division of Labor: Specialization of some process Determinants of Demand: Determinants of Supply:  Preferences  Resource Prices  Consumer income  Tech  Prices of RELATED goods  Taxes and Sub  CONSUMER expectations  Prices of OTHER goods  Number of BUYERS in the market  PRODUCER expectations  Number of SELLERS in the market  What does Supply curve tell us? – Resources available and willingness to buy.  What does Demand curve tell us? – Person’s willingness and ability to buy.  Equilibrium: Where quantity demanded = quantity supplied NORMAL GOOD: Increase Income, Increase Demand [Name Brands] INFERIOR GOOD: Increase Income, Decrease Demand [Generic] Substitute Good: Even exchange of goods (Banana instead of Apple) Complimentary Good: Bought/sold together (Hot Dog and Buns)  Law of diminishing marginal utility: The more we have of something, the less in demand it is.  4 Resources: a. Land b. Labor c. Capital d. Entrepreneurial Activity e. Money: medium of exchange  Utility: [Pleasure/ Satisfaction] Usefulness consumers get from a product. MACRO ECON: gov and business interaction MICRO ECON: study of individual interaction Positive Economics: Facts Econ 201 John Must Unit 1 Normative Economics: Judgments/assumptions CEREBUS PARIBUS: All things equal! Laissez-Faire: Let it be [minimal gov role]  Black Markets: counterfeit a product in demand; negotiating.  Why does Gov give subsidies? – Cost of production decreases, supply increases.


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