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Business- Economics Trade and the PPC

by: Katie Thedford

Business- Economics Trade and the PPC 21027

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These notes cover the first couple of weeks of economics in my business class. It's just an overview but it covers the Production possibilities curve and touches on terms of trade
Kaori Takano
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PPC, production, production possibilities frontier, production possibilities curve, trade, Economics, business
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Date Created: 09/25/16
Business – Economics Trade and PPC  Voluntary exchanges are value- increasing  Production Possibilities Curve/ Frontier- o The model of the amount of two different goods that can be obtained by shifting resources from the production of one to the production of the other o Can be constant (straight)or increasing (curved) depending on the similarities of the two products and whether or not the resources can be shared between the two  Full employment: When production is at its maximum, it will be producing on the actual curve found on a production possibilities graph. This is found on the PPC1 Line either A, B, or C  Unemployment: Contrary to full employment, unemployment means that an economy is not using all of the available resources and, therefore, production falls inside the production possibilities curve This is found on point D  Production on point E is impossible unless there is an improvement of technology or an introduction or new resources allowing for a PPC2 curve  opportunity cost—the value of what is given up  Comparative Advantage- Ability to produce a good at the lowest opportunity cost 2  Absolute Advantage-Ability to make the most products New Zealand Scotland 30 milk=1 fish 8 milk=1fish 20 fish=1 milk 10 fish=1 milk Absolute Advantage: New Zealand  They can make the most of both products Comparative advantage:  milk:New Zealand  Fish: Scotland David Riccardo- Law of Comparative advantage 1.When two people trade voluntarily they are both better of 2.Specialization creates more production and trade 3


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