Free goods & Economic goods DSE 答題技巧
做Econ past paper時遇到free goods and economic goods的題目經常無從入手？
今天學博小編為大家整理了DSE常見的free goods and economic goods題型，還會附上相應的答題flow及例題，希望能幫助到大家。
If free good (not economic good)
-More of _____ is not preferred/its quantity available is sufficient to satisfy all human wants. No one is willing to pay a price/give up resources for getting more free goods.
If economic good (not free good)
-The good is produced from scare resources which have alternative uses.
-More of the good is preferred/its quantity available is insufficient to satisfy all human wants.
More and more famous universities offer ‘’massive open online courses’’ (MOOC) to students from various backgrounds for systematic learning.
Most of the teaching materials in MOOC can be accessed online by anyone free of charge. Explain whether these materials are free goods. (2 marks)
No, because (1)
it has positive marginal cost of production. (1)
it is produced from scarce resources, which have alternative goods. (1)
A free good must be free of charge. Do you agree? Explain your answer. (3 marks)
Yes. As the quantity available of free good is able to satisfy all human wants. No one is willing to pay a price to obtain it. (3)
DSE Econ 文章系列
- 經濟表現的量度 Measure of economic performance
- 國民收入決定及價格水平 National income determination and price level
- 貨幣與銀行 Money and Banking
- 宏觀經濟問題和政策 Macroeconomic Problems and policies
- 國際貿易和金融 International Trade and Finance