marginal utility


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Noun1.marginal utility - (economics) the amount that utility increases with an increase of one unit of an economic good or servicemarginal utility - (economics) the amount that utility increases with an increase of one unit of an economic good or service
economic science, economics, political economy - the branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management
utility - (economics) a measure that is to be maximized in any situation involving choice
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i] > 0, must have an identical marginal utility value [u.
Saving equates expected marginal utility of consumption levels across points in time.
i] (i = C, H, 1 - N) is the marginal utility of regular goods spending, health spending, and leisure, and [[PI].
Marginal utility is intimately related to the willingness to pay concept though they are not precisely equivalent.
A consumer maximizes his utility by distributing his budget among goods in such a way that the marginal utility of any good (per dollar spent) is equal to the marginal utility of any other good.
The Marginal Utility of Sleep Pertaining to Cognitive Function and GPA
Chipman offers translations and analysis of writings from 19th-century German economists (Friedrich Benedikt Wilhelm von Hermann, Karl Heinrich Rau, Bruno Hildebrand, Wilhelm Roscher, Hermann Roesler, Otto Michaelis, Eberhard Friedlander, Albert Eberhard Friedrich Schaffle, and Karl Knies), demonstrating that the introduction of the modern theory of marginal utility originated with the Germans, not in the UK, Austria, or France.
We assume the policy-maker wants to optimally allocate congestion costs on prices using three assumptions: (i) Ramsey pricing without equity considerations across zones; (ii) welfare weights equal for each zone; (iii) welfare weights proportional to estimated expenditure marginal utility in each zone.
This Figure plots the 'marginal utility product of potato labour' (= marginal utility of potatoes times marginal potato product of labour) and the 'marginal utility product of boots labour', and identifies the allocation that is optimal with the intersection of the two schedules.
How education can cure virtually every social ill while not being subject to diminishing marginal utility he doesn't explain.
1]) but if e [not equal to] 0, we get the situation in which the first marginal utility also depends on a used quantity of the consumed good 1 ([MU.
utility function has declining marginal utility, for whom the next