Economic Worksheet

Economic Worksheet

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Running head: Economic Concepts Worksheet

Economic Concepts Worksheet
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Economic Concepts Worksheet
Concept Application of Concept from Personal Experience Reference to Concept in Reading

Resources in our world are limited. We are a society of wants and our resources are scarce. We must make decisions in our lives based on these limitations and sacrifices.

August 1, 2007, was my last day employed with a company for eighteen years. After searching for a job for four months, I realized that in the area I live in Lab manager or chemist jobs are almost non-existent. Employment at any monetary level that would not cause a major financial struggle was not available. I had to choose whether to accept a job at entry level position or change careers. “Scarcity limits our options and necessitates that we make choices” (McConnell & Brue, 2004).

• Economically speaking we must evaluate the marginal analysis (the marginal benefits verses the marginal cost)

A few years ago I was faced with the decision of repairing a car which I owed 24 months of payments, or purchasing a new one. The repairs on the car were almost $5000.00. I had to decide would it benefit me to continue placing money in the older car and be out of debt in two years or obtain a few more years of debt with a more reliable vehicle. “Marginal Analysis is the comparison of marginal benefits and marginal costs, used this way marginal means extra, additional, or a change in.” (McConnell & Brue, 2004).

• opportunity costs (cost verses sacrifice)

In September of 2007 I was asked to consider being a partner in a franchise. Purchasing and owning a franchise or any type of business requires a lot of time and money that I was not in the habit of giving up. I had to consider that if I did go into business would I want to make the sacrifices for it to succeed.

• Production factors
(property resources and human resources) and

The chemical company I...

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