# Questions tagged [microeconomics]

Microeconomics is a branch of economics that studies the market behavior of individual actors (usually firms and consumers) and the aggregation of their actions in different institutional frameworks (usually the market).

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### Positive monotonic transformation

I want to draw an indifference curve for this preference relation on $ℝ^2$ $$x ≿ y \leftrightarrow (x_1+x_2)^2 ≥ (y_1+y_2)^2$$ Can I just take the square root(and then drop the absolute value sign ...
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### Indifference curves given preference relation

Let's say I have a preference relation on $ℝ^2$ given by $$x≥y \leftrightarrow x_1+x_2 ≥ y_1+y_2$$ So, from my understanding, the bundle x is preferred at least as much as the bundle y if and only if ...
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### How do you calculate price elasticity of aggregate demand?

Price elasticity of demand is defined as $\frac{\delta q}{q}\frac{p}{\delta p}$. If aggregate demand $q = q_1 + \ldots + q_n$, then $\delta q = \delta q_1 + \ldots + \delta q_n$, and the price ...
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### Does duality hold for u(x, y) = x^2 + y^2? (Corner solution)

Could you please help me evaluate this logic? I've been told that "if preferences are strongly monotonic, duality holds." In the case of utility u(x,y) = x^2 + y^2, we will get a corner ...
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### Is cross-price elasticity a Cobb-Douglas production function?

This may seem like a silly question... Well... I guess, because it really is... But I have just realized that the intuition behind both principles may not be mutually exclusive. Consider we would like ...
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