Cobb Douglas Function – Demand Theory

In the past installments from DiscussEconomics on demand theory, now we’re venturing into the graphical and mathematical expressions of the Cobb Douglas demand function. Graphically expressed (utility maximizing) with the assumption well-behaved preferences. The interior solution characterized by two statements (the equals sign is really supposed to be three lines thus ‘is equal to): 1. … Continue reading Cobb Douglas Function – Demand Theory

Demand Theory – Consumer Choice Problem

Normal, Inferior, Neutral, Luxury, Necessary Goods There are three fundamental questions about a consumer’s consumption response: 1. How will demand change for a good i change in response to a increase or decrease in the price of i? 2. How will demand for good i change in response to an increase or decrease in M … Continue reading Demand Theory – Consumer Choice Problem

Corner Solution – Perfect Substitutes: Demand Theory

Continuing on with demand theory. Previously we discussed the Cobb Douglas function, now we move into perfect substitutes and the corner solution. Here are some factors to keep in mind. 1. Indifference curves must interest one of the axis (not necessity or essential good) 2. Budget constraint line is such that the slope is greater … Continue reading Corner Solution – Perfect Substitutes: Demand Theory