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Microeconomics

13th Edition
Roger A. Arnold
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337617406
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Microeconomics

13th Edition
Roger A. Arnold
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337617406

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Section
Chapter 2, Problem 1QP
Textbook Problem

Describe how each of the following would affect the U.S. PPF: (a) a war that takes place on U.S. soil, (b) the discovery of a new oil field, (c) a decrease in the unemployment rate, and (d) a law that requires individuals to enter lines of work for which they are not suited.

Expert Solution

(a)

To determine

Changes in U.S PPF.

Explanation of Solution

A war taken place in the US soil leads to reduction in capital stock, potential resources and also kills people. This in turn shifts the US’s PPF inward.

Economics Concept Introduction

Production possibilities frontier (PPF) curve: PPF curve refers to the combinations of goods and services that can be produced using available resources.

Expert Solution

(b)

To determine

Changes in U.S PPF.

Explanation of Solution

The discovery of new oil field increases the US’s resources. Thus, it shifts the PPF of U.S outward.

Economics Concept Introduction

Production possibilities frontier (PPF) curve: PPF curve refers to the combinations of goods and services that can be produced using available resources.

Expert Solution

(c)

To determine

Changes in U.S PPF.

Explanation of Solution

Decreasing unemployment rate represented by the movement of a point that is below the PPF to another point that is near or on the frontier.

Economics Concept Introduction

Production possibilities frontier (PPF) curve: PPF curve refers to the combinations of goods and services that can be produced using available resources.

Expert Solution

(d)

To determine

Changes in U.S PPF.

Explanation of Solution

The new law decreases the productive efficiency of the labor that leads to the movement of a point which is on the frontier to the point that is inside the frontier.

Economics Concept Introduction

Production possibilities frontier (PPF) curve: PPF curve refers to the combinations of goods and services that can be produced using available resources.

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