2007 Midterm

2007 Midterm - Economics 104B Old Midterm Exam and...

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Unformatted text preview: Economics 104B Old Midterm Exam and Solutions 1. Assume that the taxi industry in New York city is competitive. Also assume that the marginal cost of a taxi ride is constant and equal to $5 per trip and that each taxi is capable of making 20 trips a day. Let the demand function for taxi rides each day be D ( p ) = 1100- 20 p . a. (5pt) Find the daily competitive equilibrium price of a taxi ride. Answer: Notice (i) entry or exit is free; (ii) marginal cost and average cost are the same; and (iii) all taxis are identical. We have in competitive equilibrium, price p * = MC = $5. b. (2pt) How many rides will the citizens of New York make each day? Answer: Price p * found in part (a) together with the demand function, Q * = D ( p * ) = 1100- 20 p * = 1000 is the total number of rides in equilibrium. So, the number of rides that citizens of New York City will make each day is 1000. c. (2pt) How many taxis will operate in New York?...
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This note was uploaded on 08/27/2011 for the course ECON 104 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '10 term at UCSB.

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2007 Midterm - Economics 104B Old Midterm Exam and...

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