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Practice Questions to accompany Mankiw & Taylor: Economics 1 Chapter 3 1. Angela is a college student. She takes a full load of classes and has only 5 hours per week for her hobby. Angela is artistic and can make 2 clay pots per hour or 4 coffee mugs per hour. a. Draw Angela's production possibilities frontier for pots and mugs. Exhibit 2 Answer: See Exhibit 5 Exhibit 5 b. What is Angela's opportunity cost of 1 pot? 10 pots? Answer: 2 mugs. 20 mugs. c. What is Angela's opportunity cost of 1 mug? 10 mugs? Answer: 1/2 pot. 5 pots

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Practice Questions to accompany Mankiw & Taylor: Economics 2 d. Why is her production possibilities frontier a straight line instead of bowed out like those presented in Chapter 2? Answer: Because Angela’s productivity in pot and mug production is constant – it doesn’t depend on how many mugs or pots she is making. Therefore the opportunity cost of mugs in terms of pots is constant (and, of course, so is the opportunity cost of pots in terms of mugs). 2. Suppose a worker in Germany can produce 15 computers or 5 tonnes of grain per month. Suppose a worker in Poland can produce 4 computers or 4 tonnes of grain per month. For simplicity, assume that each country has only one worker. a. Fill out the following table: Answer: b. Graph the production possibilities frontier for each country in Exhibit 3. Exhibit 3 Answer: See Exhibit 6.
Practice Questions to accompany Mankiw & Taylor: Economics 3 Exhibit 6 c. What is the opportunity cost of a computer in Germany? What is the opportunity cost of a tonne of grain in Germany? Answer:

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This note was uploaded on 07/06/2009 for the course BUS BAM303 taught by Professor Na during the Spring '09 term at 東京大学.

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