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ECON 2020 Lecture 2-4 Week 2

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These notes cover many different types of graphs pertaining to the concepts of supply and demand.
Principles of Economics: Microeconomics
William M. Finck
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Econ, Economics, Microeconomic, Microeconomics
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ECON 2020Exam 1 Lecture 2 8-22-16 Colors: Orange – DEFINITIONS Green – FORMULAS Highlighted – OTHERIMPORTANT INFORMATION PurposeofMicroeconomics: To use economicprinciplesto create models thatenableus toanalyzeandpredictbehavior.  Economicprinciples– Statementsabouteconomicbehaviororthe economythatenablepredictionsofthe probableeffectsofcertain actions.  Model– A simplifiedrepresentationofhowsomethingworks. Chapter3: TheMarket Model (Graph)  Market – Anyinstitutionthatbringstogetherbuyersandsellersofa particulargoodor service.  In productmarkets,householdsdemandgoodsandservices which are suppliedbyfirms inexchange for money.  In resource markets,firms demandresources which are suppliedby householdsinexchangefor money. CircularFlow Product Markets $ Goods and services Households Firms Resource Resources $ Markets  Demandschedule– A tablethatshowshowmuch ofa good or service consumerswill wantto buyat variousprices. Price $100 $80 $60 $40 $20 $0 Quantity 0 40 40 120 160 200  Law ofDemand– The price ofa goodand thequantitydemandedare inverselyrelated.  DemandCurve – A linethatshowsthe maximumthatconsumersare willingto payfor anyquantity.  Demand(D) – The relationshipbetweenP(Price) andQd (quantity demanded)forall possibleprices.  Quantitydemanded(Qd)– The numberofunitsconsumersare willing to buyat a specificprice. Changein QuantityDemanded  A change in theamountpurchasedcausedbya change inthe price;a movementalongthe curve. 2 Changein Demand  A shiftof theentire curveto the leftor right. Factors That Shift theDemand Curve 1. INCOME  Normalgoods – Goodsfor which incomeanddemandmovetogether.  Inferiorgoods – Goodsfor which incomeanddemandmoveopposite. * The only way to determinethe classificationof the good is by the relationshipbetweenincome and demand. 3 ECON 2020Exam 1 Lecture 3 8-24-16 Factors That Shift theDemand Curve(Continued) 1. Income Ex.Whathappenstothe demandforSam’s Cola(an inferiorgood)when income rises? 2. Price ofRelatedGoods  Substitutes–Goodsthattake theplace ofeach otherin consumption. The price ofonegood andthe demandfor theother movetogether.  Complements–Goodsthatare usedtogether inconsumption. The price ofonegood andthe demandfor theother moveopposite. Ex.Whathappenstothe demand forpeanutbutterwhenthe price ofjelly(a complement)falls? 4 Peanut Butter OtherFactors 3. ExpectationsofFuturePrices – Expectedfutureprice changes and current demandmoretogether. 4. Numberof Buyers– Ex.As the“babyboomers”age, demandforsocial security,Viagra,etc.increases. 5. TastesandPreferences – Ex.Long t-shirts,monograms Supply Schedule  Supplyschedule– A tablethatshows howmuch ofa good or service producerswilloffer for saleat variousprices. Price $100 $80 $60 $40 $20 $10 Quantity 360 280 200 120 40 0  Law ofSupply– The price ofa good andthe quantitysuppliedare directly(positively)related. Supply Curve  SupplyCurve – A linethatshows the minimumthatproducersare willingto accept as paymentfor anyquantity. 5 Supply Curve  Supply– The relationshipbetweenPandQs (quantitysupplied)forall possibleprices.  Quantitysupplied–Thenumberof unitsproducersarewillingto offer for sale ata specificprice. Changein QuantitySupplied  A change in theamountofferedfor salecausedby a change inthe price;a movement alongthe curve. 6 Changein Supply  A shiftof theentirecurve to theleft or right. Factors That Shift theSupplyCurve 1. Input/ResourcePrices  Inputprice andsupplymoveopposite. Ex.How wouldanincrease inthe price ofleather(an input)affect the supplyofshoes? 7 ECON 2020Exam 1 Lecture 4 8-26-16 OtherFactors 2. Technology-the productionprocessofchangingeconomicresources into goodsand services;when technologyimproves,supplyincreases. 3. Taxes- taxationandsupplymoveopposite 4. Expectationsoffutureprices- expectedfuture price changesand current supplymove opposite;goodmustbe durable/storable 5. Numberofsellers -usuallythenumberofsellersin a market changes as profitschange;firms will enterwhen profitis high andexitwhen it is low. *A lotof marketanalysisquestionsonthistest.Knowrelationshipson theselists. Market Model EQUILIBRIUM PRICE (Pe)  Equilibriumprice-price at which the market clears (Qs = Qd)  Equilibrium-no tendencyfor change 8 Surplus  Surplus-at prices aboutPe, Qs >Qd  Surplus= Qs – Qd units  Surplusesputdownwardpressureonprices untilthesurplusis eliminated Shortage  Shortage- At prices belowPe, Qd >Qs  Shortage = Qd – Qs units 9 Shortagesputupwardpressureon prices untiltheshortageis eliminated Solving for Peand Qe Qs = 2+ 2P Qd = 20 – 4P Findthe equilibriumpriceandquantity. Solution:Qs = Qd 2 + 2P = 20 – 4P 6P = 18 Pe= $3 *PlugPe backintobothequations. Qe= 2+ 2(3) = 20 – 4(3) Qe= 8units Price Rationing  Price rationing–the allocationofgoodsamongconsumers using prices.  Economistsbelievethatpricerationingisthe most efficientmethodof allocatinggoodsandservices.  Everyconsumer willingto payat leastthe equilibriumpricewillget to havethegood. Price Rationing 10 Withprice rationing,theconsumerswillingto paythemost willbe the recipientsofthegood. Withotherrationingmethods,theallocationisrandom. Market Analysis *Whenyou see a market analysisquestiononyourtest,youwill see severalof them.THERE WILL BE NO GRAPH.IT WILL BE A WORD PROBLEM. Whathappenstothe marketfor SUVs when the price ofgas (a compliment)falls? 11 1. Demandincreases 2. Shortageat the oldprice 3. Pe rises 4. Qe rises 12


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