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TOTAL FACTOR COST CURVE, MONOPSONY: A curve that graphically represents the relation between total factor cost incurred by a monopsony when using a given factor of production to produce a good or service. The total factor cost curve is most important in factor market analysis for the derivation of the marginal factor cost curve.

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Lesson 12: Elasticity and Demand | Unit 3: Measurement Page: 11 of 25

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  • A quick and dirty estimation of elasticity for a price increase from 10 cents to 11 cents is - 1.

  • An estimate of elasticity using the midpoint formula, however, results in a value of - 1.105.

  • This difference makes me wonder what's going on?

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  • The price elasticity of demand (ignoring the negative sign) is small for a low price and large quantity, then increases as the price rises and quantity declines.

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In general, the actions of two or more rivals in pursuit of the same objective. In an economic context, the specific objective pursued is usually either selling goods to buyers or buying goods from sellers.

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