Questions tagged [supply-and-demand]

Supply and Demand is an economic model of price determination in a market. Demand refers to how much (quantity) of a product or service is desired by buyers. Supply represents how much the market can offer.

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Price Elasticity of Demand for Positive Price Increases

What does it mean when the price elasticity of demand %Qd/%P is greater than one? Typically I hear that it means the demand is elastic since if, say, the price decreases by 1% the demand for the ...
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Have automation and technological advance been shown to have a positive impact on society and the economy or a negative one?

My friends and I, 2 of which are computer science majors think it is worse because is humans can't work and thus afford necessities, how will they survive? The definition of automation: the use of ...
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What are Giffen Goods?

What exactly are Giffen goods and are they of purely theoretical interest or has there been empirical evidence of their existence?
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Which utility function yields a constant price elasticity of demand function?

How do I know which utility function I can use to find an isoelastic demand function, e.g., $x(p)=Ap^a$? And similarly, which cost function can I use to find an isoelastic supply function? Does it ...
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Why is AC = MC in the monopoly?

Using the Microeconomic Theory Basic Principles and Extensions, Nicholson, W. and Snyder, C., I've reached to the point where Monopoly and Imperfect Competition is discussed (Chapter 14 and 15 to be ...
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How to estimate empirically a demand curve

Suppose I have a small business that sell ice creams. An Icecream cost 2$, and every day I have different values of sales. ...
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Will price increase as demand increase?

I know the law of demand which states that if price of a product increases then the demand will decrease In this, I think we assume that price is a function of demand. But I feel otherwise i.e. ...
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The law of supply and demand - How does it work?

I've learned what the principle of supply and demand says, and would paraphrase it like this: The price of a good is at equilibrium when supply and demand are equal. Or with other words: The ...
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Why does quantity supplied increase with price in economics?

The Law of Supply is my worst enemy in economics because I could never truly understand it, and as a result, the stuff I learned after that was built on a weak foundation. The Law of Demand is totally ...
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What do supply-demand curves really look like?

In my basic high school economics course, we've always used supply-demand curves that are lines to simplify calculations. In real markets for real goods, what do the supply and demand curves look like?...
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Can marginal revenue be increasing?

As per my calculations, the derivative of the MR curve is given by: $MR'(q)=2p'(q)+qp''(q)$, where $p(q)$ is the inverse demand curve. Therefore,for a downward sloping demand curve, if the second ...
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Modelling Pay what you want

I have been trying to model a Pay What you Want scheme. Now, for a monopoly it is clear that monopoly will have more profit by setting monopoly pricing assuming all players are selfish. But consider a ...
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Supply/Demand of Smuggling

I am attempting a (very) basic analysis of smuggling from one economy to the other (Venezuela to Colombia) - arising from price ceilings ceteris paribus. e1 are the equilibria without intervention (...
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Supply curve when the marginal cost is zero

The supply curve is built as the average marginal cost (MC), when the MC is equal or higher than the average cost (AC) The marginal cost increases, as a result of the opposite effect of marginal ...
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Why Law of Supply indicate direct relation between price and supply?

According to Wikipedia, the Law of Supply states that: an increase in price results in an increase in quantity supplied. However, if the market was overflowing with a particular good (meaning ...
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How price and quantity of ice cream sold changes when the price of yogurt reduces?

I am a newbie at economics and would appreciate help from the community. Question Use the model of supply and demand to explain how a fall in the price of frozen yogurt would affect the price of ...
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relation between the demand function and the marginal utility function

Can one say that the demand curve equals the marginal utility function? I have one course where this is stated. However, the demand curve dan be derived from combining the utility function with the ...
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Determine the homogeneity of a demand function

If a demand function $X(P_X, P_y, I)$ depends only on prices and income. Is this function a homogeneous function?