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Principles of Microeconomics

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N. Gregory Mankiw
ISBN: 9781305156050

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Principles of Microeconomics

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

Define price ceiling and price floor and give an example of each. Which leads to a shortage? Which leads to a surplus? Why?

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The price ceiling, price floor, and impact on economic surplus and shortage.

Explanation

The price controls are the government-controlled price mechanisms. The maximum and the minimum prices will be set under the price controls by the government in order to prevent overpricing and under-pricing in the market; this is to protect the consumer’s as well as the producer’s interests. The price control mechanisms are known as price ceilings and price floor.

The price floor is the minimum price that can be charged for the product in the market. This is to prevent the prices from going too low and making a loss to the producers and service providers. The most common price floor is the minimum wages set by the government. The laborers should be paid minimum wages when their service is rendered. Similarly, the price ceiling is the maximum limit price that can be charged for a good or service in the market. This is to prevent the prices from going a lot higher and prevent the exploitation of the consumers...

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