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CAS EC 101 Final: EC101DDFinalV5 2017ExamPremium

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EC101 DD Final Exam December 19, 2017 Version 05
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EC101 DD Final Exam F17
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Scenario BST. Suppose farmers begin to treat cows
with the hormone BST, which causes the cows to
produce a lot more milk. Moreover, many people
believe that milk from BST-treated cows improves
health and increase life expectancy.
[You may draw in the space below to help you
answer. The drawing will NOT be graded.]
1. See Scenario BST. The supply curve for milk will
a. rotate.
b. shift left.
c. be unaffected.
d. shift right.
2. See Scenario BST. The demand curve for milk will
a. shift left.
b. be unaffected.
c. shift right.
d. rotate.
3. See Scenario BST. The equilibrium quantity of milk
a. will not change.
b. will decrease.
c. will increase.
d. could increase or decrease.
4. International trade raises the economic well-being of a
nation in the sense that
a. the gains of the winners exceed the losses of
the losers.
b. everyone in an economy gains from trade.
c. governments choose to trade the products that
are most beneficial to the nation.
d. the value of the nation’s currency rises when it
begins to trade.
5. Economists use models, because
a. the omission of unimportant details makes
analysis easier.
b. computers are able to process even unimportant
details.
c. exceptions to the model prove that people are
irrational.
d. every economic situation is essentially the
same, so specific details are unnecessary.
6. In competitive economies, many workers are often
paid more than would be required to make them
willing to do their jobs, because
a. good workers receive economic rents when
firms compete with each other for labor.
b. firms will not pay economic rents to workers
under competition.
c. a fair wage maximizes profits.
d. firms cannot receive economic rents under
competition.
Table STX. The table below displays the willingness
to pay of each consumer for his first three oranges (no
one wants to eat more than three). Alex, Barb, and
Carlos are the only buyers of oranges.
1st Orange 2nd Orange 3rd Orange
Alex $2.00 $1.50 $0.75
Barb $1.50 $1.00 $0.80
Carlos $0.75 $0.25 $0
7. See Table STX. If the market price of an orange is
$1.20, consumer surplus amounts to
a. $1.10.
b. $5.00.
c. $0.70.
d. $1.40.
8. See Table STX. The market quantity of oranges
demanded is exactly 5 if the price of an orange P
satisfies
a. $0.75 < P < $0.80.
b. $0.80 < P < $1.50.
c. $0.80 < P < $1.00.
d. $1.00 < P < $1.50.
9. Which of the following does NOT affect a consumer's
demand curve for cashmere sweaters?
a. current fashion
b. expectations about future clothing prices
c. the consumer’s income
d. manufacturing costs
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Figure BMC. The marginal costs of lamps for a
factory in a perfectly competitive market.
10. See Figure BMC. If the price of lamps is $2, the
factory will obtain about $_____ of producer surplus.
[Choose the closest value.]
a. 0.00
b. 8.50
c. 10.00
d. 4.25
11. See Figure BMC. How many lamps will the factory
produce when the price of lamps is $5?
a. 0
b. 8
c. 7
d. MORE information needed
12. See Figure BMC. The variable cost of producing 5
lamps is about $_____. [Choose the closest value.]
a. 2.50
b. 10.00
c. 5.75
d. more than 50.00
13. Which of the following is normally not part of the
opportunity cost of attending Boston University?
a. lost income from not working
b. the cost of clothing
c. the additional cost of room and board at BU
d. tuition
14. The demand for gasoline is more elastic in the long
run than in the short run, because when prices rise,
a. most drivers will continue to prefer big cars.
b. high gasoline prices are unfair to the poor.
c. people who drive to work stop wasting
gasoline.
d. some people will eventually replace old cars
with more fuel-efficient ones.
Figure TXM. Suppose the government enacts an
excise tax in this perfectly-competitive market as
shown below.
15. See Figure TXM. Consumers effectively pay a larger
portion of the tax than producers do, because in the
relevant price range
a. the supply curve is inelastic.
b. the demand curve is elastic.
c. supply is more elastic than demand.
d. demand is more elastic than supply.
16. See Figure TXM. The loss of social surplus caused
by the tax is
a. 0.
b. 60.
c. 120.
d. 40.
17. See Figure TXM. The total reduction in consumer
surplus as a result of the tax is
a. 0.
b. 20.
c. 120.
d. 240.
18. The price elasticity of demand for widgets is –2. At a
price of $10, a store sells 200 widgets per month. The
store owner decides that she wants to sell 240 widgets
per month. What price should she set?
a. $7.00
b. $8.00
c. $4.20
d. $9.00
19. Policy makers should not focus entirely on
maximizing social surplus, because
a. maximizing surplus is inefficient.
b. surplus may be distributed unfairly.
c. surplus is not related to consumer value.
d. there is often too much surplus.
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