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PPF: The abbreviation for production possibilities frontier, which is a curve that illustrates the production possibilities for the economy. A production possibilities frontier represents the boundary or frontier of the economy's production capabilities. That's why it's termed a production possibilities frontier (or PPF). As a frontier, it is the maximum production possible given existing (fixed) resources and technology. Producing on the curve means resources are fully employed, while producing inside the curve means resources are unemployed. The law of increasing opportunity cost is what gives the curve its distinctive convex shape.

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Lesson 7: Market | Unit 5: The Method Page: 20 of 22

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This market has a 50-cent price and a 400-tape quantity in equilibrium.
  • Note the demand price and the supply price if the quantity is 500 tapes.
  • The demand price is 40 cents. This is the value of the good produced.
  • The supply price is 60 cents. This is the value of goods not produced.
  • Producing this quantity is the same as giving up 60 cents and getting 40 cents in return.
  • 500 tapes is not an efficient use of resources

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RELATIVELY ELASTIC

An elasticity alternative in which relatively small changes in one variable (usually price) cause relatively large changes in another variable (usually quantity). In other words, quantity is very responsive to price. Quantity changes a lot in response to small changes in price. This characterization of elasticity is most important for the price elasticity of demand and the price elasticity of supply. Relatively elastic is one of five elasticity alternatives. The other four are perfectly elastic, perfectly inelastic, relatively inelastic, and unit elastic.

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Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time driving to a factory outlet looking to buy either a green and yellow striped sweater vest or a Boston Red Sox baseball cap. Be on the lookout for the last item on a shelf.
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