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Consumer Theory

Topic 6 - The Theory of Consumer Behavior – the theory of utility • The theory of consumer behaviour may be analysed by either utility theory and / or indifference curve analysis. • Note: this course only requires students to be aware of utility theory. Indifference curve analysis is undertaken in year 2 and is not a requirement of this course Basic Principles of the theory of Consumer Behaviour • Consumers are rational optimisers • Consumers seek to maximise total utility • Utility is achieved...

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Consumer Theory and Budget Line

 Week 6 Chapter 4: The theory of Individual Behavior Question 1. Page 154 ( with some modifications) A consumer has $300 to spend on goods X and Y. The market prices of these two goods are Px = $15 and Py = $5. a. Draw the budget constraint. i.e provide a carefully labeled diagram b. What is the market rate of substitution? Give an interpretation. c. Illustrate the consumer’s opportunity set in part a) above. d. Show how the consumer’s opportunity set changes if income increases by...

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Theory of Consumer Behavior

Chapter 4 – Theory of Consumer Behavior Economics 11 – UPLB Prepared by T.B. Paris, Jr. December 11, 2007 Theory of Consumer Behavior    Useful for understanding the demand side of the market. Utility - amount of satisfaction derived from the consumption of a commodity ….measurement units  utils Utility concepts   cardinal utility - assumes that we can assign values for utility, (Jevons, Walras, and Marshall). E.g., derive 100 utils from eating a slice of pizza ordinal utility...

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The Theory of Consumer Choice

BUZE400 Economics (Part 1) Fall 2013 Tutorial 4: The theory of consumer choice Question 1: Nargiza and Alibek are painting their apartment. At the paint store, Alibek says he prefers Canary Yellow to Bumblebee Yellow, Lime Yellow, and Crayola Yellow. Nargiza …nds new paint samples and asks Alibek to compare Canary Yellow to School Bus Yellow and to Sunrise Yellow. Alibek prefers Sunrise Yellow to Canary Yellow, and prefers School Bus Yellow to Canary Yellow. He also prefers Sunrise Yellow...

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Consumer Theory and X1

中级微观经济学 参考书: Hal R. Varian. Intermediate Microeconomics, A Modern Approach. W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. 1 BUDGET CONSTRAINT Consumer theory ---- how consumers buy their goods? Economists assume: consumers choose the best bundle of goods they can afford. Two aspects: ----Consumers choose the most preferred goods. ----They are limited by economic condition. The Budget Constraint Consumption bundles: (消费束,商品组合): a list of numbers of...

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Chapter 21: The Theory of Consumer Choice

Microeconomics Chapter 21: The theory of consumer choice After developing the basic theory of consumer choice, we apply it to three questions about households decisions 1) Do all demand curves slope downward? 2) How do wages affect labour supply? 3) How do interest rates affect households saving? The budget constraint: What the consumer can afford -People consume less than they desire because their spending is constrained or limited by their income Budget constraint: the limit on...

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Elasticity: Consumer Theory and Demand

and this end up in more revenue for the shop. Income elasticity of demand is the percentage change in the quantity demanded divided by the percentage change in income. It measures how much the quantity demanded of a good responds to a change in consumers’ income. The formula of income elasticity of demand is income elasticity of demand = percentage change in the quantity demanded / percentage change in income. For an example, if the price of a cake increases from RM2.00 to RM2.20 and the amount of...

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Consumer Theory and Dancing Classes

Tutorial 4a: Consumer Behavior Q1 What is the difference between marginal and total utility? Q2 Fill in the following table on the total and marginal utilities of a certain product A. Use your results to answer the following questions. Units of product A | Total utility | Marginal utility | 0 | 0 | | 1 | 20 | _____ | 2 | 35 | _____ | 3 | _____ | 10 | 4 | _____ | 5 | 5 | _____ | 0 | 6 | 45 | _____ | 7 | 35 | _____ | 8 | _____ | –15 | (a) Graph both...

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Utility Theory

1. Explain the behavior of consumer from the point of view of Utility Theory. As consumers, we are constantly forced into making choices. They face a variety of goods and services which can be purchased, but often are limited by the amount of money with which those purchases can be made. The utility theory, also sometimes referred to as the consumer behavior theory, is often used to explain the behavior of individual consumers and the amount of satisfaction a consumer derives from the consumption...

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Consumer Equilibrium

may be defined as the “amount of satisfaction derived from a commodity or service at a particular time”. Assumptions: • UH:\Games.exetility can be measured. • Marginal Utility of money remains constant • No change in income of the consumer, his taste & fashion to be constant • No substitute • Independent marginal utility of each unit of commodity Utility Characteristics: • Utility is subjective/not measurable • Utility is variable • Utility is different...

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