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Principles of Microeconomics

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N. Gregory Mankiw
ISBN: 9781305156050

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N. Gregory Mankiw
ISBN: 9781305156050
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What is the difference between a positive and a normative statement? Give an example of each.

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Positive and normative statements.

Explanation

Positive analysis is concerned with “what is” and normative analysis is concerned with “what ought to be”. Economics is about positive analysis; it focuses on cause-and-effect behavioral relationships and includes the development and testing of economic theories. Positive economic statements do not have to be correct, but they must be able to be tested and proved or disproved...

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