In 2001 an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in Europe led to the burning of millions of
In 2001 an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in Europe led to the burning of millions of cattle carcasses. What impact do you think this had on the supply of cattle hides, hide prices, the supply of leather goods, and the price of leather goods?
6. For each stock in the stock market, the number of shares sold daily equals the number of shares purchased. That is, the quantity of each firm’s shares demanded equals the quantity supplied. So, if this equality always occurs, why do the prices of stock shares ever change?
7. What do economists mean when they say “price floors and ceilings stifle the rationing function of prices and distort resource allocation”?