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Lesson 3: Scarcity | Unit 3: Opportunity Cost Page: 11 of 17

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  • The basic concept of opportunity cost as the highest valued alternative foregone in the pursuit of an activity.
  • How the fact that limited resources have alternative uses intertwines the notion of opportunity cost and the basic problem of scarcity.
  • Why economic cost is synonymous with opportunity cost.
  • Why opportunity cost need not be measured in money terms.
  • The difference between explicit and implicit opportunity cost.

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MARGINAL REVENUE PRODUCT

The change in total revenue resulting from a unit change in a variable input, keeping all other inputs unchanged. Marginal revenue product, usually abbreviated MRP, is found by dividing the change in total revenue by the change in the variable input or by multiplying marginal physical product by marginal revenue. This is also termed value of the marginal product. Marginal revenue product is a key concept for understanding the demand for productive inputs.

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