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econ test 2 ch. 4 true/false

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Moving along an elastic portion of a demand curve, the change in price will always be proportionately less than the change in the quantity demanded.
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An increase in price will cause a firm's total revenue to increase if demand is price elastic.
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Given an upward sloping supply curve, the more inelastic is demand, the greater the fraction of the burden of taxation that is borne by the consumer.
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If James is willing to sell an extra concert ticket for $40 and actually sells it for $100, his consumer surplus is $60
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When supply shifts to the left, it would make the surplus from a price floor smaller, other things equal.
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If the price elasticity coefficient equals 4.2, then demand is relatively inelastic with regard to price.
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The main purpose of government price controls is to keep prices from rising above their equilibrium levels.
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If a consumer's total expenditure on a good does not vary with price, then that consumer's demand curve is unit elastic over that range of prices.
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Consumer surplus increases whenever the price of a good decreases due to a rightward shift of the supply curve.
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Price ceilings cause surpluses.
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