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PERFECT COMPETITION, PROFIT MAXIMIZATION: A perfectly competitive firm is presumed to produce the quantity of output that maximizes economic profit--the difference between total revenue and total cost. This production decision can be analyzed directly with economic profit, by identifying the greatest difference between total revenue and total cost, or by the equality between marginal revenue and marginal cost.

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Lesson Contents
Unit 1: Selling Basics
  • The Concept
  • Supply Price
  • Quantity Supplied
  • Unit 1 Summary
  • Unit 2: Law of Supply
  • Definition
  • Production Cost
  • Unit 2 Summary
  • Unit 3: Supply Curve
  • Schedule
  • Curve
  • Space
  • Unit 3 Summary
  • Unit 4: Determinants
  • Ceteris Paribus Factors
  • Shifters: Increase
  • Shifters: Decrease
  • Types
  • Ch..Ch..Changes
  • Unit 4 Summary
  • Unit 5: Scarcity
  • Limited Resources
  • Unit 5 Summary
  • Unit 6:
  • Unit 6 Summary
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    Supply

    This supply lesson provides an introduction into selling a wide range of goods. In fact, this supply topic does more than offer insight into selling behavior. It's also the second half of the market analysis -- the first half being demand. And to reiterate what I noted during the demand lesson, market analysis is one of the most widely used tools in the study of economics that can be used to explain a lot of economic phenomenon. Of course to use markets, we need both demand and supply. And supply part is our current lesson.

    • The first unit of this lesson introduces the basic concept of supply and a few related terms such as supply price and quantity supplied.
    • In the second unit then we move into a discussion of the law of supply, which captures the basic relation between supply price and quantity supplied.
    • The third unit then develops the supply curve, which is the graphical embodiment of the supply concept.
    • Moving onto the fourth unit, we examine how the five basic supply determinants cause the supply curve to shift from one location to another.
    • And in the fifth and final unit, we make a connection between supply and the limited resources part of scarcity.

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    REPURCHASE AGREEMENTS

    Short-term loans in which borrower sell assets to lenders with the agreement to purchase the assets at a later time a higher price. The assets most commonly sold are short-term U.S. Treasury securities and the higher price includes an interest payment on the loan. Repurchase agreements, also termed repos, are commonly used by the borrowers (that is, the sellers) to acquire short-term liquidity without foregoing the longer term investment returns from the assets. Repurchase agreements, along with other institutional investment near monies, are added to M2 to derive M3.

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    Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time strolling through a department store hoping to buy either a coffee cup commemorating last Friday (you know why) or a wall poster commemorating the first day of spring. Be on the lookout for mail order catalogs with hidden messages.
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    The portion of aggregate output U.S. citizens pay in taxes (30%) is less than the other six leading industrialized nations -- Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, or Japan.
    "Think not of yourself as the architect of your career but as the sculptor. Expect to have to do a lot of hard hammering and chiseling and scraping and polishing. "

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