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Principles of Microeconomics

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N. Gregory Mankiw
ISBN: 9781305156050

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7th Edition
N. Gregory Mankiw
ISBN: 9781305156050
Textbook Problem

The discovery of a large new reserve of crude oil will shift the _______ curve for gasoline, leading to a _______ equilibrium price.

a. supply, higher

b. supply, lower

c. demand, higher

d. demand, lower

To determine
Change in supply and equilibrium price.

Explanation

Option (b):

The discovery of a large new reserve of crude oil will shift the supply curve for gasoline to the right resulting from an increased supply. This pushes the price down, there is a movement along the given demand curve leading to a lower equilibrium price. Thus, option ‘b’ is correct.

Option (a):

The discovery of a large new reserve of crude oil will shift the supply curve for gasoline to the right resulting from an increased supply. This pushes the price down leading to a lower equilibrium price...

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