Theory and Measurement of Demand

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CHAPTER 3: THEORY AND MEASUREMENT OF DEMAND THEORY OF DEMAND The theory of demand is based on the theory of consumer behaviour. The theory of co behaviour can be approach either as (1) marginal utility approach, and (2) as an indifference curv I will not discuss these two theories on consumeer behaviour. The market demand is the sum of the individual consumer demand. Meassurement of  demand is done through statistical analysis of the amount consumers buy from the market at diffe prices. The market demand may come from statistics obtained from industry groups, from govern or from firms involved in selling in the market. To illustrate the theory of consumer demand, we assume that we obtained montly data of the sale of tomato in Honolulu from the department of agriculture. These data are shown as demand sche demand curve and demand function. Table 1: The Monthly Demand Schedule for Tomato in Honolulu
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2010 for the course ECON 3020 taught by Professor Lucas during the Spring '10 term at Hawaii Pacific.

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