1. The reason economists and accountants have problems using cost analysis in the real world is that
although implicit costs do not show up in accounting profits, they nevertheless affect managerial decisions
although explicit costs do not show up in accounting profits, they nevertheless affect managerial decisions
economists do not believe in the existence of explicit costs expilcit costs cannot be measured
Explanation: Implicit costs occur when an asset is used internally, rather than for direct cash flow. These costs affect decisions, but cannot be quantitatively measured.
2. The ____ as the number of levels in the organizational hierarchy increases.
span of control expands
span of control narrows
scope of influence narrows
scope of influence expands
Explanation: A Narrow Span of control leaves a single manager or supervisor with very few subordinates, which will lead to additional levels in the organizational hierarchy.
3. From the point of view of consumer surpluses and producer surpluses, what problem was created when Thailand subsidized the cost of energy to consumers to help alleviate the burden of higher energy costs?
It hurt the poor and benefitted the rich.
It led to less fuel being used than the amount that maximizes consumer surplus
It has no effect; consumers gained a consumer surplus, but taxpayers lost the same amount because they had to finance the subsidy
It encouraged the consumption of too much fuel at the expense of other goods.
Explanation: Anytime a good is subsidized, its consumption increases.
4. An argument consists of two parts· the fact and the rebuttal
the premise and the conclusion
the point and the conclusion
the subject and the outcome
5. Why do some stores offer senior citizen discounts on Tuesdays?
Most stores are perfect competitors in their geographic region.
Senior citizens have perfectly inelastic demand curves, whereas other shoppers do not.
Senior citizens have more