Supply and Demand Simulation

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Supply and Demand Simulation

Supply and Demand Simulation
In the supply and demand simulation a neighborhood called Atlantis is given for the setting. Atlantis is a small city with open spaces, low population, and a low crime rate. There are plenty of sidewalks and street systems for easy access to the highway. The housing in Atlantis is detached homes and apartments. The supply and demand simulation consists of microeconomics and macroeconomics. The simulation presents shifts in the demand and supply curve, equilibrium, price, and quantity.
Atlantis is a nice neighborhood with services consumers look for. A two-bedroom apartment in Atlantis is presented to show the effects of supply and demand. I am the property manager for
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Microeconomics focuses on supply and demand. A company would look at ways to increase production so that the company could decrease their prices compared to competitors. This would adjust the equilibrium price of products by increasing the quantity that is available. This allows the company the capability of passing price savings to consumers. Macroeconomics is used as the economy changes such as with inflation. Inflation would cause a company to have a boost of cost in materials from producing their product. This creates a change in quantity to be provided as supply has to be adjusted to meet the decrease of demand from the effects on equilibrium price. Demand can either decrease or increase based on price of a product or service. Consumers have a tendency to buy products when there is a decrease in price. Companies have to kick off discounts to the consumers to increase demand. Pricing strategies for consumers are to buy when prices are low, although companies have to change prices to increase and decrease demand when needed. The simulation showed the same effect from the property management company. When supply was low of apartments the company had to increase price to decrease demand. When supply was too high the company had to decrease price to increase demand. The price elasticity of demand is flexible in which it can be changed and in return have an immediate effect. However, this can be harmful for companies as

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