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Economics Midterm Study Guide

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1.  Economics
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2.  Oligopolistic industries consist of
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3.  A firm hires labor in a labor market. If the wage rate is $44, the firm should hire
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4.  A firm is currently operating where the MC of the last unit produced = $64, and the MR of this unit = $70, i.e. MR > MC. What would you advise this firm to do?
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5.  Which of the following is not true regarding a change in quantity demanded?
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6.  The market produces too few public goods because:
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7.  Which of the following is not necessarily a characteristic of perfect competition?
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8.  Marginal cost is the:
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9.  Which of the following statements are true?
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10.  The short run is a period of time:
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11.  As a result of the decline in the demand for beef in the United States, the demand for cattle ranchers has
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12.  When the additional satisfaction from a good declines as more of it is consumed, this illustrates the law of
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13.  If the MPP of an additional unit of labor is 20 units per hour, the product price is $5 per unit, and the wage rate is $60 per hour, then, (Hint: MRP = MPP X p)
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14.  Economists emphasize the importance of equilibrium in markets because
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15.  An improvement in a firm's technology that reduces its production costs will result in a (an):
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16.  Gross Domestic Product (GDP) equals the
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17.  A public good:
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18.  Suppose the market for hot pretzels in New York City is perfectly competitive. What is true of demand in this market?
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19.  Compared to a perfectly competitive firm, a monopolist:
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20.  If all resources are used efficiently to produce goods and services, a nation will find itself producing
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21.  If the price of peanut butter increases, other things constant, demand for jelly will
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22.  Which of the following is true for monopoly?
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23.  The golden rule of profit maximization states that any firm maximizes profit by producing where
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24.  A perfectly competitive firm is a price taker because:
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25.  In order to demand a good, the buyer must
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26.  Which of the following items is included in the calculation of GDP?
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27.  ____ is the situation in which the marginal product of labor is declining as more labor is hired.
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28.  If the tea harvest is very good in a particular year, the supply of tea will be
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29.  Monopolistic competition is identified by
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30.  A model is defined as a:
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31.  Marginal physical product is
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32.  Opportunity cost is defined
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33.  If real GDP increased by 3 percent, then
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34.  A minimum wage:
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35.  A monopolist is
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36.  If Stimpson University increases tuition in order to increase its revenue, it will:
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37.  Market failure occurs when:
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38.  A demand curve usually has a
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39.  The optimal mix of output is the:
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40.  The communal nature of a highway means that no one individual is motivated to pay for it because even those who do not pay for it will still benefit from using it. This is an example of:
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41.  If the quantity of concert tickets sold decreases by 10 percent when the price increases by 5 percent, the price elasticity of demand over this range of the demand curve is:
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42.  Which of the following is the best example of a microeconomic topic?
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43.  All final goods and services that make up GDP can be expressed in the form:
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44.    National income account (billions of   dollars)     Personal consumption expenditures (C) $500     Government expenditures (G) 50     Gross private domestic investment (I) 300     Exports (X) 50    Imports (M) 100   As shown in the above exhibit, GDP as calculated by the expenditure approach is
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45.  Macroeconomics is best described as the study of
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