Production and Perfect Competition

Production and Perfect Competition

1. What is Michelles opportunity cost of producing potatoes? 2. What is Michelles opportunity cost of producing chickens? 3. What is James opportunity cost of producing potatoes? 4. What is James opportunity cost of producing chickens? 5. Which person has the absolute advantage in which activities? 6. Which person has the comparative advantage in potatoes? 7. Which person has the comparative advantage in chicken? 8. Suppose that they are thinking of each specializing completely in the area in which they have a comparative advantage, and then trading at a rate of 2.5 pounds of potatoes for 1 chicken, would they each be better off? Explain 9. How would you extend the above narrative to businesses, society as a whole or nations? Explain.


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