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Unformatted text preview: DISCUSSION SECTION 7 Profit Maximization Objective of the firm : Profit Maximization Producers have a technology, which is given by the production function ) ,... , where x 1 ,.x n are inputs. Given their technology, output price (p) and input prices (w 1 ,..w n ), they choose the level of inputs (x 1 ,x n ) to maximize profits , ( 2 1 n x x x f y = Short Run VS Long Run (SR: At least one input is fixed; usually capital) Returns to Scale ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ QUESTION 1 (Profit Maximization- Short run) GMC is producing cars using machines (K) and labor (L). The production function is given by 2 1 4 3 ) , ( L K L K f = The value of GMC physical capital (machines, real estate etc.) is equal to K = $16 billon (in calculations ignore billions). We analyze the behavior of the firm in the short run, i.e. in the period when this value cannot be changed. Suppose the price of a car is equal to p, the wage rate period when this value cannot be changed....
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This note was uploaded on 08/08/2008 for the course ECON 301 taught by Professor Hansen during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin.

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