Eco 365 Supply and Demand Simulation

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Supply and Demand Simulation
November 26, 2012

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the Supply and Demand simulation from the student website. The idea is to identify two microeconomic and two macroeconomic principles present in the simulation and to explain why these principles are categorized as macro or microeconomic. The paper will also determine one shift of the supply curve and one shift of the demand curve from the simulation, as well as why these shifts happen. Their impact on the equilibrium price, on decision making, and on quantity will be also analyzed. Then, it will refer to ways in which concepts about supply and demand can be applied in a real life-situation or in the workplace. The paper will also refer to ways in which concepts of micro and macroeconomics help in understanding factors that influence movements in supply and demand on the equilibrium price and quantity. Last, the paper will refer to how the price elasticity of demand has an impact on the consumer’s purchasing and on the pricing strategy of the company. Macro and Microeconomic Principles

Two microeconomic concepts that are present in the simulation are: supply and demand. The simulation talks about supply and demand or rental apartments from Atlantis. On the other hand, at macroeconomic level, we can talk about the changes in population trends when it comes to choosing to rent or not to rent apartments as well as factors that influence these changes. According to Colander (2010), the law of the demand says that quantity demanded increases as price falls, other things constant. On the other hand, the law of supply asserts that the quantity supplied decreases as price falls, other things constant. The supply of two-bedroom apartments of the company has reached 2,000. It is required to decrease the monthly vacancy rate from 28% to at least 15% to increase the revenue of the company. That is why the rental rate needs to be decreased,...