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 IMPLICIT PRICE DEFLATOR: A price index calculated as the ratio nominal gross domestic product to real gross domestic product. Also commonly referred to as the GDP price deflator, the implicit price deflator is used as an indicator of the economy's average price level. This price index is tabulated and reported every three months along with the gross domestic product, national income, and related measures that make up the National Income and Product Accounts maintained by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA).
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 Lesson 11: Elasticity Basics | Unit 3: Measurement Page: 13 of 25

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• Our task is to calculated the price elasticity of demand using the endpoint formula. I am presenting the endpoint formula for reference.

 endpointelasticity = (Q2 - Q1)Q1 ÷ (P2 - P1)P1

• Suppose the values for this formula are P1 = \$2.49, Q1 = 5,447 unit of a given good (say Tacos), P2 = \$1.99, Q2 = 6,608 units of Tacos

 endpointelasticity = 0.21 ÷ - 0.20 = - 1.05

• This value - 1.05 indicates that the a one percent decline in the price of Tacos results in a 1.05 percent increase in quantity demanded.

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RENT SEEKING

The inclination of everyone who is alive and breathing to get as much extra income, wealth, profit, or satisfaction as they can. Rent, while technically considered the factor payment for the use of land resources, is also commonly used as a synonym for economic profit, for the acquisition of benefits above opportunity cost. Rent seeking is the entirely rational process of obtain as much "extra" as possible. In effect, rent seeking is nothing more than utility maximization. Efficiency problems can arise, however, when rent seeking is enhanced and enabled through market control, political influence, or actions of special interest groups.

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