An Introduction to Economics for Students of Agriculture by Berkeley Hill

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This publication offers an easy yet powerful advent to economics. totally up to date and revised, this fourth version accommodates the hot alterations that experience taken position within the atmosphere during which agriculture operates. masking the affects of the ecu growth to twenty-eight Member States, significant alterations to monetary aid of agriculture, monetary crises, monetary recession and, in lots of international locations, excessive degrees of unemployment, it offers a rounded and up to date creation to the topic. The inclusion of chapter-focused workouts, essay questions and additional examining feedback make this textbook a useful studying device for college students of agriculture, economics and similar sectors.

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Please note that in Explaining the behaviour of individuals 33 these and all subsequent questions which involve curves drawn by hand some tolerance must be allowed between the answers you obtain and the "correct" answers given in the Appendix. 1 In which of the following situations (a) does bread generate utility? (b) is there a demand for bread? Indicate by Yes/No/Don't know. Utility Demand (i) A starving man wanting a loaf of bread. (ii) A starving penniless man wanting a loaf costing £10. (iii) A starving wealthy man wanting a loaf costing £10.

Iv) A starving man who has an aversion to bread (the aversion is total). (v) A starving wealthy man who has an aversion to bread (again the aversion is total. Resale is banned). 2 Given the following schedule of total utility for commodity X, derive the corresponding marginal utility schedule. Plot both schedules. (vi) A man whose hunger has already been fully satisfied. 3? 6 A consumer has £20 per week to spend as he wishes on goods A and B. The prices of these commodities, the quantities he now buys and his (subective) estimates of the utility provided by these quan­ tities are as follows: Price Units currently bought/week Total Utility Marginal Utüity A 70p 20 500 30 B 50p 12 1000 20 Using the above information cross out the inappropriate alternatives in the following statement.

The demand for milk is said to be inelastic with respect to price changes because of the lack of good substitutes, and its demand curve is hence quite steep. FIG. 2 Demand Curve for Petrol 2 4 6 8 K) 12 Quantity of petrol demanded per day FIG. 3 Demand Curve for Water 2 4. 6 8 10 12 Quantity of water demanded per day Price * t f « y of oem

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