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Econ 110 week 2 notes

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Date Created: 09/10/16
Econ Notes Week 2 *Important*  Assume that more is ALWAYS preferred than less. o Preference provides everyone with a win  Trade has an invisible hand  Middle Man, intermediary o One who brings nothing to the table yet trades to get something  Time has opportunity cost  The fact that every individual brings something different to the table is what promotes  beneficial trading.  Choices in economy                 Ricardian economy o How much to work?  Leisure labor choices  Hours per week/month/year  Opportunity cost for leisure how much you COULD’VE made o What to produce?  Production Possibility Frontier (PPF) o Represents the economy at maximum efficiency o  Specializing in ‘B’ because you can buy ‘A’ cheaper than producing.  Opportunity cost is price to trade o  Specializing in ‘A’ would be beneficial because ‘B’ is cheaper to buy than produce.  Comparative advantage o Trade with different people from you o Specializes in different products o Major has to do with skills and social normalcy o You don’t have to be the best, you just have to be different  Assume 3­way economy is ruled by benevolent dictator   Doesn’t have continual cost  Cost becomes increasingly more expensive as you produce more of  something.  Law of increasing relative cost o What determines distance (“?”)  1.) Labor and labor choices  2.) Natural resources  3.) Capital and human capital  4.) technology  Prices and self­interested people create an efficient economy


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