Price Controls: True Or False

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  • 1. 

    A binding price ceiling results in a shortage.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A binding price ceiling is a government-imposed limit on the maximum price that can be charged for a particular good or service. When the price ceiling is set below the equilibrium price, it creates a shortage because the quantity demanded exceeds the quantity supplied at that artificially low price. This shortage occurs because suppliers are unwilling or unable to produce and sell the quantity demanded at the price ceiling, leading to a situation where demand exceeds supply. Therefore, the statement "A binding price ceiling results in a shortage" is true.

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  • 2. 

    Price controls are generally a good way for governments to improve market outcomes.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Price controls are generally not a good way for governments to improve market outcomes. When the government sets prices below the equilibrium level, it creates a shortage of goods or services, leading to black markets and inefficient allocation of resources. On the other hand, when prices are set above the equilibrium level, it creates a surplus, discouraging production and causing inefficiencies. In both cases, price controls can distort market forces and hinder the efficient functioning of the economy. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 3. 

    A non-binding price floor causes a change in the market price.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A non-binding price floor does not cause a change in the market price. A price floor is a government-imposed minimum price that is set above the equilibrium price. When a price floor is non-binding, it means that the market price is already above the price floor. In this case, the price floor does not have any effect on the market as it is not binding or enforceable. Therefore, there is no change in the market price.

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  • 4. 

    A binding price ceiling reduces queuing time for consumers.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A binding price ceiling actually increases queuing time for consumers. When a price ceiling is set below the equilibrium price, it creates a shortage of the product or service. This shortage leads to increased demand and longer waiting times for consumers, as they have to wait in line to purchase the limited quantity available at the reduced price. Therefore, the statement that a binding price ceiling reduces queuing time for consumers is false.

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  • 5. 

    A surplus may result in an alternative rationing mechanism being developed.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A surplus refers to a situation where there is an excess supply of a particular good or service. In such cases, it may be necessary to develop an alternative rationing mechanism to distribute the surplus efficiently. This could involve implementing policies such as price controls, quotas, or subsidies to ensure that the surplus is allocated in a fair and equitable manner. Therefore, the statement that a surplus may result in an alternative rationing mechanism being developed is true.

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  • 6. 

    The minimum wage is an example of a price ceiling.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The minimum wage is not an example of a price ceiling. A price ceiling is a government-imposed maximum price that can be charged for a good or service. The minimum wage, on the other hand, is a government-imposed minimum price that must be paid to workers for their labor. It sets a floor, not a ceiling, on wages. Therefore, the statement is false.

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