Consider a utility function given by U= x_{1}^{1/2}x_{2}^{3/2}. What is the MRS_{2}_{→1}? Please provide explaination
Consider a utility function given by U= x11/2x23/2. What is the MRS2→1? Please provide explaination
5. Suppose that each consumer has the Cobb-Douglas utility function u:(X1i, X2i) X11 X21-4. In addition the endowments are wi=(1,2) and w2=(2,1). What should be the vector of prices (pı", p2') in order to achieve equilibrium (supply-demand). [Note use an increasing transformation of the utility functions given by a In Xii+(1-a) In X2i] . . following utility functions:
Suppose an individual’s utility function is u=x11/2, x21/2. Let p1=4, p2=5, and income equal $200. With a general equation and general prices, derive the equal marginal principle. Graphically illustrate equilibrium and disequilibrium conditions and how consumers can reallocate their consumption to maximize utility. What is the optimal amount of x1 consumed? What is the optimal amount of x2 consumed? What is the marginal rate of substitution at the optimal amounts of x1 and x2? As functions of p1, p2, and...
Question 5 2 pts Consider the utility function given by u(x, y) = xy. Which of the following is the correct expression for the indirect utility function associated with these preferences? (hint: solve the UMP) V (PE, Py, I) = p.png O none of the other answer choices are correct o V (Pa, Py, 1) = 2 PEPA V (pas Py, I) = 1PER,
Consider a consumer whose utility function is given by U(x, y) = x^1/3 y^2/3, where x and y represent quantities of consumption of two consumer goods. (a) If the consumer’s income is $100 and the prices of x and y are both $1, how should the consumer maximize her utility? What is her maximum level of utility? (b) If the price of y rose to $2, what would be the resulting income and substitution effects? Illustrate your answer.
. Consider the following utility function over goods 1 and 2, u (ri, 2)- In a 3 ln r2. (a) [15 points] Derive the Marshallian demand functions and the indirect utility function (b) [15 points] Using the indirect utility function that you obtained in part (a), derive the expenditure function from it and then derive the Hicksian demand function for good 1. (c) [10 points] Using the functions you have derived in the above, show that i. the indirect utility...
4. Anne's utility function is given by u(xi,x2) Michael's utility function is given by u(xı, x2)' = x1x2. She has two friends, Michael and Peter 1 and Peter's is given by u(x1, X2) = = 1042 1 Τ) -x12. Who has the same preferences as Anne? And who has indifference curves with similar shape as Anne's indifference curves? Explain. 4. Anne's utility function is given by u(xi,x2) Michael's utility function is given by u(xı, x2)' = x1x2. She has two...
5. Consider the utility function U(x, y) = 2/x + y. 1) Is the assumption that "more is better” satisfied for both goods? 2) What is MRS, for this utility function? 3) Is the marginal rate of substitution diminishing, constant, or increasing in x as the consumer substitutes x for y along an indifference curve? 4) Will the indifference curve corresponding to this utility function be convex to the origin, concave to the origin, or straight lines? Explain.
Question 7: Consider a utility function u(X1 , X) = 2X1 + X2. 1. What is the optimal bundle withp and income m? 2. What is the optimal bundle with p6,3, and income 30?
2 Utility Functions (2 Points) Consider the utility function u(c) where c denotes consumption of some arbitrary good and ơ (the Greek letter "sigma") is known as the "curvature parameter" because its value governs how curved the utility function is and is treated as a constant. In the following, restrict your attention to the region c > 0 (because "negative consumption" is an ill-defined concept) a. (0.50 Points) Plot the utility function for σ 0, Does this utility function display...
Consider two goods, good 1 and good 2. The consumer’s utility function is given by U(x1,x2)=V(x1)+x2. Derive the ordinary demand function of good 1. When the market price of good 1 is given P1=P1' , derive the consumer’s surplus. If the price is changed to P1=P1", prove that the change measured by consumer’s surplus is the same as the Compensating variation. Also prove that it is the same as Equivalent variation.