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    GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATIONS, ESSAYS AND CALCULATIONS

    1. In a free market economy, the price mechanism works to allocate scarce resources in the most efficient manner. Illustrate and explain how this mechanism works to achieve market equilibrium between supply and demand forces. How does a change in supply/demand differ from a shift in the supply/demand curves?

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    GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATIONS, ESSAYS AND CALCULATIONS

    1. In a free market economy, the price mechanism works to allocate scarce resources in the most efficient manner. Illustrate and explain how this mechanism works to achieve market equilibrium between supply and demand forces. How does a change in supply/demand differ from a shift in the supply/demand curves?
    A perfect competition structure is defined by four characteristics. For an industry to have a perfect competitive structure, it must have all four of these characteristics:
    • Many buyers and sellers
    • A homogenous product
    • Sufficient knowledge
    • Free entry
    The demand curve for the output produced by a perfectly competitive firm is perfectly elastic at the going market price. The firm can sell all of the output that it wants ...

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    How does a change in supply/demand differ from a shift in the supply/demand curves is determined.

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