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Lecture 23

Lecture 23-Workers are Paid Their VMP


Department
Economics
Course Code
ECO101H1
Professor
Jack Carr
Lecture
23

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010. Workers are Paid Their VMP
What determines wage rate of:
Day-care workers ($15,000 per year)
Computer programmers ($50,000 per year)
Baseball stars ($5 million per year)
P = MC
Choose q to maximize profits
W = VMP
Choose labour to maximize profits
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Equilibrium wage (W) is VMP of last worker hired
Day Care Workers
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