Principles of Economics- Mankiw (5th) 61

Principles of Economics- Mankiw (5th) 61 - workings of...

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IN THIS CHAPTER YOU WILL . . . Consider the key role of prices in allocating scarce resources in market economies Examine what determines the supply of a good in a competitive market Learn the nature of a competitive market Examine what determines the demand for a good in a competitive market See how supply and demand together set the price of a good and the quantity sold When a cold snap hits Florida, the price of orange juice rises in supermarkets throughout the country. When the weather turns warm in New England every summer, the price of hotel rooms in the Caribbean plummets. When a war breaks out in the Middle East, the price of gasoline in the United States rises, and the price of a used Cadillac falls. What do these events have in common? They all show the
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Unformatted text preview: workings of supply and demand. Supply and demand are the two words that economists use most oftenand for good reason. Supply and demand are the forces that make market economies work. They determine the quantity of each good produced and the price at which it is sold. If you want to know how any event or policy will affect the economy, you must think first about how it will affect supply and demand. This chapter introduces the theory of supply and demand. It considers how buyers and sellers behave and how they interact with one another. It shows how T H E M A R K E T F O R C E S O F S U P P L Y A N D D E M A N D 65...
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This note was uploaded on 07/30/2010 for the course ECON 120 taught by Professor Abijian during the Spring '10 term at Mesa CC.

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