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SHORT-RUN PRODUCTION ALTERNATIVES: A firm faces three production options in the short run based on a comparison between price, average total cost, and average variable cost. If price is greater than average total cost, a firm earns an economic profit by producing the quantity that equates marginal revenue with marginal cost. If price is less than average total cost but greater than average variable cost, a firm incurs an economic loss, but produces the quantity that equates marginal revenue with marginal cost. If price is less than average variable cost, a firm shuts down production in the short run, incurring an economic loss equal to total fixed cost.

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SIGNALLING: The use of low-cost, easy to obtain information about a product or commodity to indicate the quality of a product. Signalling occurs when buyers use features of a commodity or actions by the seller to indicate overall product quality. These signals can be either intended or unintended.

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ALLOCATION

The process of distributing resources for the production of goods and services, and of distributing goods and services for the satisfaction of wants and needs and human consumption. This allocation process is an essential part of an economy's effort to address the problem of scarcity.

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Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time watching infomercials looking to buy either several orange mixing bowls or clothing for your pet dog. Be on the lookout for high interest rates.
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