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  1. Calculating equilibrium price and shortages?

    Can you go over the example on coats from this video: "Price Ceilings: Lines and Search Costs" ? All three of the questions would be helpful (calculating equilibrium, shortages, and waiting in line).

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  2. Question on elasticity of demand for apartments.

    Hi! I'm confused by this question, which is from the "Calculating the Elasticity of Demand" video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrGiZ7aTlQo

    In your college town, real estate developers are building thousands of new student-friendly apartments close to campus. If you want to pay the lowest rent possible, should you hope that demand for apartments is elastic or inelastic?

    Can you explain how think through this problem?

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  3. Solow Model

    Examples of all the different stages the Solow model is used to calculate, in addition to GDP and steady state.

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  4. Please go over calculating average cost

    In your microeconomics course, there is a video about maximizing profit and the average cost curve. I'm not sure I understand how to answer this question -

    Given the cost function for Simon, a housepainter in a competitive local market, below, answer the questions that follow. (You may want to calculate average cost.) What is the minimum price per room at which Simon would be earning positive economic profit?

    Hope you can help!

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  5. Liquidity Trap

    Is the USA in one? What are the solutions?

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  6. Prof Peate, So a monopoly firm is a price fixer. It isn't what the left fears about a monopoly; limited only by good will which greedy peopl

    Prof Peate, So a monopoly firm is a price fixer. It isn't what the left fears about a monopoly; limited only by good will which greedy people don’t have much of. In reality there is always something in the market place that can sort of compete. Is there an economic term for the “sort of compete-ness”? Shouldn't that term be in the math for how easily other things can substitute? Time between haircuts competes somewhat with the cost of cheese burgers but what competes with a particular lithium polymer battery that only one company sells? There may be many sources…

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  7. why is the marginal revenue found by doubling the slope of the price?

    in the video, prof said that this short-cut can be used on all cases as long as the it's a linear demand curve. why is that?
    the original question was:
    p=100-2Q
    fc=100 mc=20
    and you get
    mr=100-4Q

    thank you ! and sorry for my bad english if you do nit understand my question well, i don't speak english

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  8. What role did private savings and investment have in making capital funding available for innovators and business enterprises during the Ind

    What conditoins provided a favorable environment for private savings and investment to take place at a substantial rate, making more capital funding available for innovators, entrepreneurs, and business projects in the early Industrial Revolution?

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  9. External cost vs. external benefit

    In the practice questions for the External Benefit video, you give us two scenarios. I think I understand how to calculate the size of the externality but can you go over how to decide whether a tax or subsidy is best to address each scenario?

    I saw a similar question on a quiz I took recently in class and want to make sure I have this down before my final.

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  10. What is the effect of not taxing military retirees on their military pay and / or property taxes on their home? Ref Fort Bragg NC

    Would you please discuss the positives and negatives of not taxing military retirees on their military pay and/ or home property tax (at the state level) I am the Commander for Fort Bragg, NC- the largest US military base. We transition 2000 retirees from this post annually but only 100 remain in the local area. I believe that if the state would eliminate state taxes referenced above a much greater percentage of retirees would remain here. In fact we would probably transition around 4000 annually as you typically get to select your final posting. The state is concerned with a…

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  11. Re:The Great Reset Video Why is Cowen Optimistic about the great reset?

    I see a much more likely outcome of a great reset isn't rebuying into old ideas of dynamism but I worry about a swing into socialism that seems far more popular among my young friends. Is this concern valid?

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  13. Hi Thanks for the explanations. I worked through the example and it seems question number 2 is incorrect

    I don't have an idea but a feedback and not sure where to include it. After watching Office Hours: Calculating Monopoly Profit I went to answer the 3 questions you gave in this video it seems question number 2 is incorrect.

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