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BID-RENT CURVE: A line or curve that shows the relation between the rent economic activities are willing to pay for land (bid-rent) and the distance of the land from the point of attraction (such as the cent of a city). The bid-rent curve has a negative slope because the activities balance the bid-rent with the cost of transportation to the point of attraction. Farther distances require greater transportation cost and thus reduce the amount of rent that can be paid. The bid-rent curve indicates why rents, and by inference land values, tend to be higher near central locations.

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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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GRAPHICAL ANALYSIS

The process of investigating phenomena, especially economic phenomena, in a systematic manner using diagrams and graphs. Graphical analysis is commonly used to display abstract scientific relations, then to manipulate those relations to gain greater understanding of real world events. The market model is a primary example of graphical analysis.

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