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TRANSPORTABLITY: One of four characteristics that enables an asset to better function as money. The other three are durability, divisibility, and non-counterfeitability. This characteristic means that the item used as money can be easily moved from one location to another, which is extremely useful because markets tend to be scattered all over the place. It really helps if buyers can transport their money to the points of purchase. An item could not be effectively used as a medium of exchange if it were not easily transportable.

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Lesson 5: Market Demand | Unit 4: Determinants Page: 17 of 20

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The difference between:
  • Demand, the whole range of prices and quantities
  • Quantity demanded, a specific quantity demanded at a specific price.
The difference between:
  • Change in demand, we are changing, moving, shifting, the entire demand curve, the whole set of prices and quantities is changing. The five determinants change the demand.
  • Change in quantity demanded, we have moved to a new quantity on an same demand curve. Only the price of the good changes the quantity demanded.
  • This difference lets us analyze cause and effect.
  • Don't confuse these two.

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PERFECT COMPETITION, EFFICIENCY

Perfect competition is an idealized market structure that achieves an efficient allocation of resources. This efficiency is achieved because the profit-maximizing quantity of output produced by a perfectly competitive firm results in the equality between price and marginal cost. In the short run, this involves the equality between price and short-run marginal cost. In the long run, this is seen with the equality between price and long-run marginal cost at the minimum efficient scale of production.

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