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Supply and Demand Curves for SUVs, Housing, and Air Travel

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Can you help me with the following five scenarios? Please draw a separate diagram to demonstrate the answer, and describe what happens to equilibrium price and sales, explaining why or why not this makes sense in the real world (Hint: Remember the difference in a change in demand [supply] and a change in quantity demanded [supplied]. Don't shift both curves unless appropriate).

A. Show the effect on the U.S. new construction residential housing market in the event of a severe economic recession.
B. Show the effect on the U.S. air travel market if American Airlines unexpectedly folds (ceases operations) overnight.
C. Show the effect on the U.S. domestic car market if the price of foreign cars increases due to an exchange rate shock.
D. Show the effect on the market for large SUVs if the price of gasoline in the U.S. comes to rest at greater than $4 per gallon.
E. Show the effect of setting the price of Super Bowl tickets at a price lower than equilibrium price.

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Please see the attached file for a detailed illustration of all five scenarios.

A. During a severe economic recession, consumers will focus on basic needs. This will dampen demand for residential units. The effect is denoted by a leftward shift of the demand curve indication a reduction the demand. The result will be a decline in the price of residential units from Price 1 to Price 2.

B. ...

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For each of the following, draw a separate diagram for each of the following markets. Demonstrate what happens to the Supply and Demand graphs with your answer. Describe what happens to equilibrium price and quantity.
(Hint: Remember the difference in a change in demand [or supply] and a change in quantity demanded [or supplied]. Also, not every event requires a shifting of both curves - unless appropriate).
A. U.S. new construction residential housing market.
Event: A severe economic recession such as the country recently experienced reduces incomes nationwide.
B. U.S. air travel market.
Event: American Airlines unexpectedly folds (ceases operations) overnight.
C. The U.S. domestic car market.
Event: The price of foreign cars increases due to an exchange rate shock.
D. The market for large SUVs.
Event: A change in the price of gasoline in the U.S. rises by 33 cents each week for 6 consecutive weeks, then stabilizes at the new high price.

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