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WELFARE ECONOMICS: A branch of economics that studies efficiency and the overall well-being of society based on alternative allocations of scarce resources. Welfare economics extends the microeconomic analysis of indifference curves to society as a whole. It is concerned with broad efficiency questions and criteria (Pareto efficiency and Kaldor-Hicks efficiency) as well as more specific efficiency issues (market failures, externalities, public goods).

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CHANGE IN DEMAND: A shift of the demand curve caused by a change in one of the demand determinants. In essence, a change in demand is caused by any factor affecting demand EXCEPT price. This concept should be contrasted directly with a change in quantity demanded. You should also review the terms change in quantity supplied and change in supply, too. A change in demand is a change in ALL demand price-quantity demanded pairs, meaning that each price is matched up with a different quantity (which is illustrated as a shift of the demand curve). And this change in demand is caused by a change in any of the demand determinants. In contrast, a change in quantity demanded is a change from one price-quantity pair to the another (which is illustrated as a movement along a given demand curve).

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EFFICIENT

The state of resource allocation that exists when the highest level of consumer satisfaction is achieved from available resources. This state can be accomplished through markets when the price buyers are willing and able to pay for a good--based on the satisfaction obtained--is equal to the price sellers need to charge for a good--based on the opportunity cost of production.

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