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Session 4 Supply and Demand Disclaimer: The views expressed are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect those of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas or the Federal Reserve System.
TEKS (2) Economics. The student understands the interaction of supply, demand, and price. The student is expected to: (A) understand the effect of changes in price on the quantity demanded and quantity supplied; (B) identify the non-price determinants that create changes in supply and demand, which result in a new equilibrium price; and (C) interpret a supply-and-demand graph using supply-and-demand schedules.
Teaching the Terms Market Demand Supply Determinants Surplus Shortage
Markets A market facilitates the interaction of a buyer and a seller as they complete a transaction Buyers, as a group, determine the demand Sellers, as a group, determine the supply
Characteristics of Competitive Markets Identical goods or services Enough buyers and sellers so that no participant can influence the market price – everyone is a price taker
Demand Law of demand Quantity demanded Demand schedule Demand curve Determinants of demand
The Law of Demand As the price rises, the quantity demand falls.
Quantity demanded is less than quantity suppliedQd < Qs Surplus Quantity demanded is equal to quantity suppliedQd = Qs Equilibrium Quantity demanded is greater than quantity suppliedQd > Qs Shortage
Practice Draw the graph. Which curve is shifting because of the changing market conditions? Supply? Demand? Both? Which direction is the shift? Draw the shift. What is the impact on price and quantity?
Price Controls Price Ceiling – If price is fixed BELOW the market clearing price – Creates a shortage because Q d > Q s Rent controls Price Floor – If price is fixed ABOVE the market clearing price – Creates a surplus because Q d < Q s Minimum wage
Price Elasticity of Demand Measures the responsiveness of quantity demanded to a change in price Determinants – Availability of close substitutes – Necessities versus luxuries – Definition of the market (food vs. ice cream vs. chocolate ice cream) – Time horizon
Price Elasticity and Total Revenue If demand for a good is elastic, price increases lead to lower total revenue If demand for a good is inelastic, price increases lead to higher total revenue
Price Elasticity of Supply Measures the responsiveness of quantity supplied to a change in price Determinants – Availability of inputs – Time