 14.Questions for Review 14.1: What is meant by a competitive firm? .
 14.Problems and Applications 14.1: Many small boats are made of fiberglass, which is derived from crud...
 14.Questions for Review 14.2: Explain the difference between a firms revenue and its profit. Whic...
 14.Problems and Applications 14.2: You go out to the best restaurant in town and order a lobster dinne...
 14.Questions for Review 14.3: Draw the cost curves for a typical firm. For a given price, explain...
 14.Problems and Applications 14.3: Bobs lawnmowing service is a profitmaximizing, competitive firm. ...
 14.Questions for Review 14.4: Under what conditions will a firm shut down temporarily? Explain.
 14.Problems and Applications 14.4: Consider total cost and total revenue given in the following table:...
 14.Questions for Review 14.5: Under what conditions will a firm exit a market? Explain.
 14.Problems and Applications 14.5: Ball Bearings, Inc. faces costs of production as follows: Total Tot...
 14.Questions for Review 14.6: Does a firms price equal the minimum of average total cost in the s...
 14.Problems and Applications 14.6: Suppose the bookprinting industry is competitive and begins in a l...
 14.Questions for Review 14.7: Does a firms price equal the minimum of average total cost in the s...
 14.Problems and Applications 14.7: A firm in a competitive market receives $500 in total revenue and h...
 14.Questions for Review 14.8: Are market supply curves typically more elastic in the short run or...
 14.Problems and Applications 14.8: A profitmaximizing firm in a competitive market is currently produ...
 14.Problems and Applications 14.9: The market for fertilizer is perfectly competitive. Firms in the ma...
 14.Problems and Applications 14.10: The market for apple pies in the city of Ectenia is competitive and...
 14.Problems and Applications 14.11: Suppose that the U.S. textile industry is competitive, and there is...
 14.Problems and Applications 14.12: An industry currently has 100 firms, all of which have fixed costs ...
 14.Problems and Applications 14.13: Suppose there are 1,000 hot pretzel stands operating in New York Ci...
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classical dichotomy
the theoretical separation of nominal and real variables

collusion
an agreement among firms in a market about quantities to produce or prices to charge

cyclical unemployment
the deviation of unemployment from its natural rate

discount rate
the interest rate on the loans that the Fed makes to banks

diseconomies of scale
the property whereby longrun average total cost rises as the quantity of output increases

externality
the uncompensated impact of one person’s actions on the wellbeing of a bystander

lumpsum tax
a tax that is the same amount for every person

marginal product
the increase in output that arises from an additional unit of input

microeconomics
the study of how households and firms make decisions and how they interact in markets

Nash equilibrium
a situation in which economic actors interacting with one another each choose their best strategy given the strategies that all the other actors have chosen

oligopoly
a market structure in which only a few sellers offer similar or identical products

positive statements
claims that attempt to describe the world as it is

poverty rate
the percentage of the population whose family income falls below an absolute level called the poverty line

price elasticity of demand
a measure of how much the quantity demanded of a good responds to a change in the price of that good, computed as the percentage change in quantity demanded divided by the percentage change in price

profit
total revenue minus total cost

real exchange rate
the rate at which a person can trade the goods and services of one country for the goods and services of another

reserve ratio
the fraction of deposits that banks hold as reserves

scarcity
the limited nature of society’s resources

trade deficit
an excess of imports over exports

Tragedy of the Commons
a parable that illustrates why common resources are used more than is desirable from the standpoint of society as a whole