Ps1v1a - PROBLEM SET 1 VERSION 1 Economics 201 Geoffrey Jehle ANSWERS 1 A consumer has preferences for two goods satisfying Axioms 1 through 4

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–4. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: PROBLEM SET 1 VERSION 1 Economics 201 Geoffrey Jehle ANSWERS 1. A consumer has preferences for two goods satisfying Axioms 1 through 4 given in class. Answer the following questions. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 A D E C B a. Plot and label the following bundles. A (3 , 10) B (7 , 10) C (2 , 1) D (9 , 3) E (5 , 9) b. Assume that A is indifferent to D .On a single line, list all the bundles in descending order of preference using ( P ) to denote strict preference and ( I ) to denote indifference between adjacent pairs as, e.g., in the form A ( P ) B ( P ) C ( I ) D ( P ) E . B ( P ) E ( P ) A ( I ) D ( P ) C or B ( P ) E ( P ) D ( I ) A ( P ) C 2 2. Consider a person whose preferences are represented by the utility function, u ( x,y ) = u ( x,y ) = x 1 / 5 y 4 / 5 . a. For each pair of bundles A and B , indicate whether A ( P ) B , B ( P ) A or A ( I ) B . A B i. (5 , 8) (8 , 4) A (P) B ii. (3,9) (3,7) A (P) B iii. (3,6) (3,8) B (P) A iv. (5,5) (4,5) A (P) B b. For the eight bundles in (a), construct a “list” starting with the most preferred bundle at the top and ending with the least preferred at the bottom. (If two bundles are indifferent, put them side by side on the same line in your list.) (5, 8) (3, 9) (3, 8) (3, 7) (3, 6) (5, 5) (4, 5) (8, 4) c. Bundle A contains exactly 1/2 unit of x and a certain amount of y . If this consumer is indifferent between bundle A and the bundle (1 , 1), how much y does bundle A contain?...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 04/26/2010 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Vassar.

Page1 / 12

Ps1v1a - PROBLEM SET 1 VERSION 1 Economics 201 Geoffrey Jehle ANSWERS 1 A consumer has preferences for two goods satisfying Axioms 1 through 4

This preview shows document pages 1 - 4. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online