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 PARETO IMPROVEMENT: Based on the Pareto efficiency criterion, the notion that an action improves efficiency if it is possible for one person to benefit without anyone else being harmed. A Pareto improvement is possible if the economy has idle resources or market failures. With idle resources, more production is possible to help some without hurting others. With market failures, corrective actions can eliminate deadweight loss that can then be use for benefits economy-wide. A contrasting condition for attaining efficiency is the Kaldor-Hicks improvement.
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The four specific elasticity measurements that are most important for our study of the market are:
• The price elasticity of demand.
• The percentage change in quantity demanded resulting from a percentage in price.
• The price elasticity of supply.
• The percentage change in quantity supplied resulting from a percentage in price.
• The income elasticity of demand.
• The percentage change in demand resulting from a percentage in income.
• The cross elasticity of demand.
• The percentage change in demand resulting from a percentage in the price of another good

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AVERAGE PRODUCT CURVE

A curve that graphically illustrates the relation between average product and the quantity of the variable input, holding all other inputs fixed. This curve indicates the per unit output at each level of the variable input. The average product curve is one of three related curves used in the analysis of the short-run production of a firm. The other two are total product curve and marginal product curve.

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