Elasticity

E​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​lasticity Unit I introduced the benefits of markets to improving outcomes for producers and consumers. Unit II examined the role of costs and prices in decision-making. For this assignment, you will answer a series of questions in the form of an essay. Support your answers with research from at least three peer-reviewed journal articles using the CSU Online Library (or other sources). Research elasticity information for two particular goods: one with an elastic demand and one with an inelastic demand. Using elasticity information you gather, predict changes in demand. The United States Department of Agriculture website has a good resource to help with this. Describe how marginal analysis, by avoiding sunk costs, leads to better pricing decisions. Explain the importance of opportunity costs to decision-making and how opportunity costs lead to tr​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​ade. Evaluate how better business decisions can benefit not just the producer but the consumer and society as a whole.

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Elasticity

Research elasticity information for two particular goods: one with an elastic demand and one with an inelastic
demand. Using elasticity information you gather, predict changes in demand. The United States Department of
Agriculture website has a good resource to help with this.
Describe how marginal analysis, by avoiding sunk costs, leads to better pricing decisions.
Explain the importance of opportunity costs to decision-making and how opportunity costs lead to trade.
Evaluate how better business decisions can benefit not just the producer but the consumer and society as a
whole. In your evaluation, contrast the deontology and consequentialism approaches to ethics.

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