Principles of Economics- Mankiw (5th) 89

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IN THIS CHAPTER YOU WILL . . . Apply the concept of elasticity in three very different markets Learn the meaning of the elasticity of supply Learn the meaning of the elasticity of demand Examine what determines the elasticity of demand Examine what determines the elasticity of supply Imagine yourself as a Kansas wheat farmer. Because you earn all your income from selling wheat, you devote much effort to making your land as productive as it can be. You monitor weather and soil conditions, check your fields for pests and disease, and study the latest advances in farm technology. You know that the more wheat you grow, the more you will have to sell after the harvest, and the higher
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Unformatted text preview: will be your income and your standard of living. One day Kansas State University announces a major discovery. Researchers in its agronomy department have devised a new hybrid of wheat that raises the amount farmers can produce from each acre of land by 20 percent. How should you react to this news? Should you use the new hybrid? Does this discovery make you better off or worse off than you were before? In this chapter we will see that these questions can have surprising answers. The surprise will come from E L A S T I C I T Y A N D I T S A P P L I C A T I O N 93...
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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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