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Market Forces of Supply and Demand
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Markets and Competition A market is a group of buyers and sellers of a particular product. A competitive market is one with many buyers and sellers, each has a negligible effect on price. In a perfectly competitive market: All goods exactly the same Buyers & sellers so numerous that no one can affect market price – each is a “ price taker In this chapter, we assume markets are perfectly competitive. 0
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Demand The quantity demanded of any good is the amount of the good that buyers are willing and able to purchase. Law of demand : the claim that the quantity demanded of a good falls when the price of the good rises, other things equal 0
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The Demand Schedule Demand schedule : a table that shows the relationship between the price of a good and the quantity demanded Example: Helen’s demand for lattes. Price of lattes Quantity of lattes demanded $0.00 16 1.00 14 2.00 12 3.00 10 4.00 8 5.00 6 6.00 4 Notice that Helen’s preferences obey the Law of Demand. 0
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$0.00 $1.00 $2.00 $3.00 $4.00 $5.00 $6.00 0 5 10 15 Price of Lattes Quantity of Lattes Helen’s Demand Schedule & Curve Price of lattes Quantity of lattes demanded $0.00 16 1.00 14 2.00 12 3.00 10 4.00 8 5.00 6 6.00 4 0
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Market Demand versus Individual Demand The quantity demanded in the market is the sum of the quantities demanded by all buyers at each price. Suppose Helen and Ken are the only two buyers in the Latte market. ( Q d = quantity demanded) 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 Helen’s Q d 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Ken’s Q d + + + + = = = = 6 9 12 15 + = 18 + = 21 + = 24 Market Q d $0.00 6.00 5.00 4.00 3.00 2.00 1.00 Price 0 6
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$0.00 $1.00 $2.00 $3.00 $4.00 $5.00 $6.00 0 5 10 15 20 25 P Q The Market Demand Curve for Lattes P Q d (Market) $0.00 24 1.00 21 2.00 18 3.00 15 4.00 12 5.00 9 6.00 6 0
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Demand Curve Shifters The demand curve shows how price affects quantity demanded, other things being equal . These “other things” are non-price determinants of demand ( i.e., things that determine buyers’ demand for a good, other than the good’s price). Changes in them shift the D curve… 0
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Demand Curve Shifters:   # of Buyers Increase in # of buyers increases quantity demanded at each price, shifts D curve to the right. 0
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$0.00 $1.00 $2.00 $3.00 $4.00 $5.00 $6.00 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 P Q Suppose the number of buyers increases. Then, at each P , Q d will increase (by 5 in this example). 0 Demand Curve Shifters:   # of Buyers
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Demand for a normal good is positively related to income. Increase in income causes increase in quantity demanded at each price, shifts D curve to the right. (Demand for an inferior good is negatively related to income. An increase in income shifts D curves for inferior goods to the left.) Demand Curve Shifters:   Income 0
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Two goods are substitutes if an increase in the price of one causes an increase in demand for the other. Example: pizza and hamburgers.
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2010 for the course ECONOMICS Econ 13 taught by Professor Georgesarraf during the Winter '10 term at UC Irvine.

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