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Unformatted text preview: Intermediate Microeconomics (Econ 3101) Assignment 2 Due Monday, 29 June 2009, 10:00 am . Students are welcome to discuss homework in groups, but each student must prepare and submit a unique assignment and note the names of other group members. All assignments must be neat and professional. Answer all parts of all questions. 1. Suppose a consumers preferences are represented by the utility function u ( x,y ) = min { x, 2 y } . The price for good x is p x , the price for good y is p y , and the consumer has m to spend. (a) Derive the consumers demand for good x as a function of p x , p y , and m . (b) Calculate the consumers optimal consumption bundle if p x = 3, p y = 4, and m = 600. (c) Graph the Engel Curve for prices p x = 3 and p y = 4. 2. The StoneGeary utility function, u ( x 1 ,x 2 ) = ( x 1 1 ) 1 ( x 2 2 ) 2 , is an important generalization of the CobbDouglas Utility Function. Consider the special case where 1 = 1, 2 = 1, 1 > 0, and 2 > 0. The price for good0....
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This note was uploaded on 08/31/2011 for the course STAT 3101 taught by Professor Erick during the Spring '11 term at Minnesota.
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