100bmid1W10 Part 2 answers

100bmid1W10 Part 2 answers - Econ 100B(Grossman)Winter 2010...

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Econ 100B (Grossman)—Winter 2010 Midterm 1 January 26, 2010 Blue-book – 20 points (2 questions, 10 points each) 1. You rent a room with a nice ocean view in a house on Del Playa. Last week’s storms severely eroded the sea cliffs and your friend (the engineering major) estimates that there is a 50% chance that they will collapse and you will lose all of your possessions, valued at $100. You can sell off some of your belongings to buy some insurance against this risk, for the price of p dollars for every dollar of insurance. (a) Let c c denote your wealth if the cliffs collapse and c nc denote your wealth if they do not collapse. Write the equation of your state-contingent budget constraint, with c nc alone on the left-hand side of the equation. answer: c nc = 100 - p 1 - p c c (b) If your utility of wealth is given by u ( c ) = c , what is your MRS ? (Express your answer as if c nc is on the y -axis.) answer: MRS = - c nc c c (c) Write down a condition that characterizes the optimal consumption bundle, i.e. that you could
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