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Lesson 2: Economic Science | Unit 5: Cause and Effect Page: 19 of 20

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Advertising is unlikely to be the DIRECT cause of greater sales and production.
  • First link: Advertising increases buyers' preferences.
  • Second link: Buyers' preferences increase market demand and market price.
  • Third link: Higher price induces suppliers to increase production.
Scientific answer:
  • The increase in sales and production are caused by higher prices, which is caused by greater demand, which is caused by a change in buyers' preferences, which is caused by advertising.
  • The goal of the scientific study of economics is to identify these distinct, but interrelated cause-and-effect principles.

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CONSTRAINED UTILITY MAXIMIZATION

The process of obtaining the highest possible level of utility from the consumption of goods or services, under given restrictions, when the highest overall level of utility cannot be reached. The notion of constrained utility maximization is a modification of the more general utility maximization assumption. It is based on the recognition that consumers might be restricted from achieving the absolute maximum level of utility. The primary restrictions tend to be the amount of income available relative to price paid. Constrained utility maximization generally does reach the peak of the total utility curve.

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