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Microeconomics notes

by: Cameron Martinez

Microeconomics notes Econ 2020

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Intro to Microeconomics
Dr. Campbell
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Date Created: 01/28/16
Cameron Martinez January 19, 2016 Intro to Microeconomics Campbell Notes Description: Dr. Campbell EMAIL: Office Hr’s: Wednesday, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Book: Text Required: not actually, Link to (Inquizative-hw website catalog we’ll be using) EXAMS & SUCH: there will be 3 midterms (50%) and a final exam (25%) and hw assignments (25%) of grade. Attendance: Attendance does not affect grade. Show up to class to learn the material. Late Assignments: No late assignments will be accepted. Bonus Points: Making good on all 4 practice quizzes will add up to 2.0 points to final grade, NOT final exam, Final grade. Book purchase: chapter 4 should say “Elasticity” if it’s “price control” wrong version .. student code is 13673 .. use the code after buying the access code which is 8 characters. Moblab: Download, register, create a user name and password, use 8 character registration code 1x78bnnt . TIPS: read, view, review .. change study habbits .. Notes: Economics – A behavioral(why we do what we do) science(scientific method on terms of research). Scarcity – stems from the idea that we’re never able to satisfy all of our wants and needs. Rescources – land, labor, capital, & natural recources which is most important *scarce* Economic System – what connects ‘wants & needs’*unlimited* to recources.. Goods & Services - are used to satisfy ‘wants & needs’.  In Economics there are two fundamental assumptions about people 1. People are rational 2. People act in their own self interest Opportunity Cost – the value of the next best alternative not chosen ~minimizing opportunity cost~ bbbbbbbbis about choosing the best option with the greatest gain, and thus the lowest cost. Cameron Martinez January 21 2016 Intro to Microeconomics Campbell Notes: Review: Opportunity cost is the value of the thing you didn’t do over what you did do. (PPF)  Production (for two goods or services-the most that we could make-over a period of time)  Possibilities (brings to mind what could be the case)  Frontier (implies an outer limit or a boundary) – You cannot produce any point above and to the right of the frontier. *There’s a graph* *I drew it with some stuff on it* -The maximum amount of two goods or services that a nation can produce over a period of time given available resources. -When there aren’t enough available resources, U.S. cannot produce the max amount of food and cloth... This is called Unattainable (when you lack sufficient resources and/or technology) -All points on the Frontier (The curve of the graph) are fully attainable and efficient. All of the resources are fully exploited *There’s another graph* (Increasing marginal~the benefit and cost of one individual decision, “point A to point B”~opportunity cost) -When producing at a point on the PPF, making more of one good requires making less of another. -per unit opportunity cost (What we give up divided by what we gain)  Specialized resources (…) -PPF Increase (results from an increase in available resources or advancements in technology) *as a result, we can make more of one good, more of the other good, or more of both. -what all this means is that we have an increase in the standard of living. Meaning we can SATISFY MORE [WANTS & NEEDS] -An increase in PPF requires a reallocation of resources. *There’s a graph*


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