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WELFARE ECONOMICS: A branch of economics that studies efficiency and the overall well-being of society based on alternative allocations of scarce resources. Welfare economics extends the microeconomic analysis of indifference curves to society as a whole. It is concerned with broad efficiency questions and criteria (Pareto efficiency and Kaldor-Hicks efficiency) as well as more specific efficiency issues (market failures, externalities, public goods).

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ENVIRONMENT: All of the naturally occurring stuff that came with the planet, before it's been altered, extracted, transformed, or used up for production. It includes the air, water, land, vegetation, and wildlife.

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PRICE ELASTICITY OF SUPPLY

The relative response of a change in quantity supplied to a change in price. More specifically the price elasticity of supply is the percentage change in quantity supplied due to a percentage change in price. This notion of elasticity captures the supply side of the market. A comparable elasticity on the demand side is the price elasticity of demand. Other notable supply elasticities are income elasticity of demand and cross elasticity of demand.

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Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time flipping through the yellow pages looking to buy either pink cotton balls or a genuine down-filled comforter. Be on the lookout for jovial bank tellers.
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It's estimated that the U.S. economy has about $20 million of counterfeit currency in circulation, less than 0.001 perecent of the total legal currency.
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