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A POSTERIORI: A conclusion reached through logical reasoning based on facts and observations about the real world. This notion is closely related to the scientific verification of hypotheses and the identification of principles. A similar sounding, but opposite term is a prior, which is a unverified presumption made before an analysis is undertaken. For example, in the study of economics of crime you might assume, a priori, that people are basically "good", and conclude, a posteriori, that people are more likely to commit crimes when the threat of capture and conviction is lower.

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Lesson 4: Production Possibilities | Unit 2: The Schedule Page: 8 of 24

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  • How a production possibilities schedule is set up to display bundles of two different goods.
  • How to work with and interpret a simple production possibilities schedule.
  • How and why the production tradeoff between two goods reflects opportunity cost.
  • The law of increasing opportunity cost and how it is indicated by increasing negative opportunity cost numbers in the production possibilities schedule.


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MARGINAL FACTOR COST CURVE

A curve that graphically represents the relation between marginal factor cost incurred by a firm for hiring an input and the quantity of input employed. A profit-maximizing firm hires the quantity of input found at the intersection of the marginal factor cost curve and marginal revenue product curve. The marginal factor cost curve for a firm with no market control is horizontal. The marginal factor cost curve for a firm with market control is positively sloped and lies above the average factor cost curve.

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