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Question number: 55

» Theory of Consumer's Demand » Price Income and Substitution Effects

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Appeared in Year: 2017

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Define the method of Compensating Variation of lncome and the method of Cost Difference. Why is the latter method superior to the former one?

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  • In economics, compensating variation is a measure of utility change introduced by John Hicks. ‘Compensating variation’ refers to the amount of additional money an agent would need to reach its initial utility after a change in prices, or a change in product quality, or the introduction of new products.

  • In Slutsky’s approach, income is reduced or inc

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Question number: 56

» Theory of Value » Pricing under Different Market Structures » Marginal Cost Pricing

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Appeared in Year: 2015

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How is the monopoly power measured? State Lerner’s measure of degree of monopoly power. Show that the degree of monopoly power is the inverse of the price elasticity of demand.

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  • Meaning of Monopoly Power: The monopolist is the only seller in the market of his product. As the only seller, he possesses a monopolistic dominance or monopoly power in the market. But the degree of monopoly power is not the same in the case of all monopolies.

  • The less elastic is the demand for a monopolist’s product, the more would be his degree o

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Question number: 57

» Theory of Consumer's Demand » Slutsky Theorem and Demand Curve, Revealed Preference Theory

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How can you measure the price elasticity of demand at any point on a straight-line demand curve?

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  • Price elasticity of demand is an economic measure of the change in the quantity demanded or purchased of a product in relation to its price change. Expressed mathematically, it is:

  • Point Method:

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Question number: 58

» Theory of Value » Pricing under Different Market Structures » Marginal Cost Pricing

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What do you mean by collusive oligopoly? Distinguish between cartel and price-leadership with respect to the determination of price and quantity. Write a note on barometric price-leadership model. (Part-1)

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  • A collusive oligopoly is an economic structure consisting of only a few producers, who typically form secret cooperative policies that aim to dominate a certain market, influence product-pricing and dictate market shares among competing corporations.

  • The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, commonly known as OPEC, is an example of a collus

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Question number: 59

» Welfare Economics » Divergence between Social and Private Welfare

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Explain the concept of divergence in the context of social and private welfare.

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  • Divergences between private and social costs and returns (benefits) are known as externalities, external effects or external economies and diseconomies. Another term is spillovers or “neighborhood effects”.

  • An external effect is assumed to exist whenever the production by a firm or the utility of an individual depends on some activity of another fi

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Question number: 60

» Theory of Consumer's Demand » Cardinal Utility Analysis

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Why do we need the constancy assumption of marginal utility of money in Cardinal Utility Analysis? Justify your answer.

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Constancy of the Marginal Utility of Money:

  • An important assumption of the cardinal utility analysis is the constancy of the marginal utility of money. Thus, while the cardinal utility analysis assumes that marginal utilities of commodities diminish as more of them are purchased or consumed, but the marginal utility of money remains constant through

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