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Name: The Invisible Hand and Allocative Efficiency
ID: m42970
Language: English (en)
Summary: This module introduces the concept of allocative efficiency and demonstrates how markets can approach an allocatively efficient allocation of resources. The first example is highly simplified to demonstrate the concept. The second utilizes a real world example and more standard supply and demand analysis. The final section presents limitations of real world markets in achieving allocative efficiency.
Subject: Business, Social Sciences
Keywords: Allocative Efficiency, Demand and Supply, Economics, Invisible Hand, Markets, Pareto Efficiency, Resource Allocation, Supply and Demand
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: Steven Hinson (hinsonsy@webster.edu)
Copyright Holders: Steven Hinson (hinsonsy@webster.edu)
Maintainers: Steven Hinson (hinsonsy@webster.edu)

Latest version: 1.1 (history)
First publication date: Jan 31, 2012 9:07 pm -0600
Last revision to module: Feb 1, 2012 9:42 am -0600

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Version: 1.1 Feb 1, 2012 9:42 am -0600 by Steven Hinson
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