Card Set Information

2011-06-09 16:24:11
Economics Questions

Chs 1-4 sample questions
Show Answers:

  1. In the circular flow diagram..
    the factors of production are labor, land, and capital
  2. In economics, capital refers to..
    buildings and machines used in the production process
  3. In the circular flow diagram, income payments flow from ____ to ____, and sales revenue flows from ____ to ____.
    • firms to households
    • households to firms
  4. An economic outcome is said to be efficient if the ecomony is..
    getting all it can get from the scarce resources it has available
  5. The opportunity cost of obtaining more of one good is shown on the production possibilities frontier as the..
    amount of the other good that must be given up
  6. When a production possibilities frontier is bowed outward, the opportunity cost of producing an additional unit of a good..
    increases as more of the good is produces
  7. If a production possibilities frontier is bowed outward, then the opportunity cost of producing more of the first good is highest when..
    the economy is producing much of the first good and little of the second good
  8. Production possibilities frontiers are usually bowed outward. This is because..
    resources are specialized; that is, some are better at producing particular goods rather than other goods
  9. A production possibilities frontier can shift outward if..
    there is a technological improvement
  10. Microeconomics is the study of..
    how individual households and firms make decisions
  11. Macroeconomics is the study of..
    economy-wide phenomena
  12. Normative statements are..
    prescriptive, whereas positive statements are descriptive