Economics by Glenn P. Hubbard, Anthony P. O'Brien

By Glenn P. Hubbard, Anthony P. O'Brien

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Interactive graphing exercises appear on the book’s supporting Web site. 1 Variables That Shift Market Demand Curves An increase in ... shifts the demand curve ... Price D1 0 D2 Quantity Price D2 0 D1 Quantity Price D1 0 D2 Quantity Price D2 0 D1 Quantity Price D1 0 D2 Quantity Price D1 0 D2 Quantity Price D1 0 D2 Quantity because ... A movement along the demand curve is a change in quantity demanded. 3 A Change in Demand versus a Change in Quantity Demanded C B 250 1. 2. 3. 4. MyEconLab Animation A shift in the demand curve is a change in demand.

Companies such as Samsung, Nokia, HTC, LG, Huawei, Microsoft, Sony, ZTE, and Panasonic introduced smartphones. Most of these manufacturers followed Apple in developing apps or providing users access to online app stores. The intense competition among firms selling smartphones is a striking example of how the market responds to changes in consumer tastes. As many consumers indicated that they would pay more for a smartphone than a regular cellphone, firms scrambled to meet the demand for smartphones.

Many of the chapter openers focus on the role of entrepreneurs in developing new products and bringing them to the market. For example, Chapter 2 discusses Elon Musk of Tesla 9 10 PREFACE Motors, Chapter 8 discusses Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, and Chapter 24 discusses Fred Smith of FedEx. Here are a few examples of companies we explore in the chapter openers:  t  t  t  t Tesla Motors (Chapter 2, “Trade-offs, Comparative Advantage, and the Market System”) Apple (Chapter 3, “Where Prices Come From: The Interaction of Demand and Supply”) Facebook (Chapter 8, “Firms, the Stock Market, and Corporate Governance”) FedEx (Chapter 24, “Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply Analysis”) Where Prices Come From: The Interaction of Demand and Supply CHAPTER 3 Smartphones: The Indispensible Product?

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