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Ch. 1 - Introduction to Macroeconomics
Ch. 2 - Introductory Economic Models
Ch. 3 - Supply and Demand
Ch. 4 - Elasticity
Ch. 5 - Consumer and Producer Surplus; Price Ceilings and Price Floors
Ch. 6 - Introduction to Taxes
Ch. 7 - Externalities
Ch. 8 - The Types of Goods
Ch. 9 - International Trade
Ch. 10 - Introducing Economic Concepts
Ch. 11 - Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and Consumer Price Index (CPI)
Ch. 12 - Unemployment and Inflation
Ch. 13 - Productivity and Economic Growth
Ch. 14 - The Financial System
Ch. 15 - Income and Consumption
Ch. 16 - Deriving the Aggregate Expenditures Model
Ch. 17 - Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply Analysis
Ch. 18 - The Monetary System
Ch. 19 - Monetary Policy
Ch. 20 - Fiscal Policy
Ch. 21 - Revisiting Inflation, Unemployment, and Policy
Ch. 22 - Balance of Payments
Ch. 23 - Exchange Rates
Ch. 24 - Macroeconomic Schools of Thought
Ch. 25 - Dynamic AD/AS Model
Ch. 26 - Special Topics

Concept #1: Consumer Surplus in a Small Setting

Concept #2: Consumer Surplus and Market Demand

Example #1: Consumer Surplus

Practice: Use the graph for funky-fresh rhymes above. If price increases from $3,000 to $5,000 per funky-fresh rhyme, what is the change to consumer surplus? 

Practice: Kanye West is ready to create his next hit single. He knows that he is willing to pay up to $3,000 for a funky fresh rhyme, and that he will need a total of ten funky fresh rhymes to create his hit single. After rounding up his best ghostwriters, he summarized the following schedule. If Kanye values all funky-fresh rhymes equally, what is his maximum consumer surplus?

Practice: The demand curve for Nickelback’s new album is downward sloping. At a price of $2, nationwide demand is 100 albums. If the price rises to $3, what happens to consumer surplus?