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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 5: Demand | Unit 2: Law of Demand Page: 7 of 20

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The second reason for the law of demand is the substitution effect.
  • The substitution effect exists because a change in the price of a good makes this price relatively higher or lower than the prices of other goods.
  • The higher the price of a good, then the more expensive it is relative to other goods. The lower the price of a good, then the less expensive it is relative to other goods.
  • Other prices remain unchanged.
  • The substitution effect is usually more important than the income effect.

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MANAGERIAL BEHAVIOR

A preference for maintaining the status quo over changing it based on relatively greater satisfaction generated by redundant information over novel information. Managerial behavior is well suited for keeping an existing business and complex organizations running smoothly and efficiently. This behavior is inclined to manage, to administer, and to apply existing rules and procedures. An alternative is entrepreneurial behavior, which is a preference for changing the status quo over maintaining it.

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