The answer to that question isn’t because they’re lazy. It is math. A summer job just doesn’t have the purchasing power it used to have in relation to tuition fees. Not to mention the minimum wage, pricing unskilled job seekers out of the labour market. Inflation caused by credit expansion on behalf of the central … Continue reading NPR: Why Kids Don’t Work Their Way Through College Anymore?
WELFARE ECONOMICS Welfare economics is the study of how the allocation of resources affects economic well-being. Participation in market leads to buyers receiving benefit consumer surplus and sellers receiving benefit producer surplus. Equilibrium maximises total welfare. CONSUMER SURPLUS Willingness to pay measures the buyers’ value of a good or service as the maximum amount that … Continue reading Microeconomics – Consumers, Producers & Efficiency of Markets
EQUILIBRIUM WITHOUT INTERNATIONAL TRADE Assume: an isolated country only produces steel. Imports and exports of steel are prohibited. Results: domestic price adjusts to clear market. The sum of consumer and producer surplus measures the total benefits that buyers and sellers receive. If country begins international trade, will it be an importer or exporter of steel? … Continue reading Microeconomics – Application & International Trade
Elasticity measures how much buyers and sellers respond to changes in market conditions. Price elasticity of demand measures how much the quantity demanded of a good responds to a change in the price of that good. Price elasticity of demand is the percentage change in quantity demanded divided by the percentage change in price. Determinants … Continue reading Microeconomics – Elasticity & Its Applications
Microeconomic questions and answers. Question 1- The government proposed a law for all Australians to wear hats. (i) How would this affect the demand for and equilibrium price of hats? (ii) How would the law affect the marginal product and the value of the marginal product of hat workers? (iii) How would the law … Continue reading Microeconomic Questions & Answers
This article follows on from the previous gains from trade article. People consume goods produced domestically and overseas. Interdependence and trade mean more goods and services are available in increased variety. Differences in costs determines the value of trade. Production costs -> absolute advantage. The producer that requires a smaller quantity of inputs to produce … Continue reading Microeconomics – Comparative & Absolute Advantage
Consider your typical morning… Your bed sheets are made from cotton grown in India and woven in Madeira, your alarm clock was made in China. You pour a glass of orange juice that was made from oranges grown in Spain, the year-round demand for fruits and vegetables are made possible through trade. You watch the … Continue reading Microeconomics – Interdependence & Gains from Trade