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[answered] 1. Suppose that two players are playing the following game.


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1.

 

Suppose that two players are playing the following game. Player A can choose either Top or Bottom,

 

and Player B can choose either Left or Right. The payoffs are given in the following table where the

 

number on the left is the payoff to Player A, and the number on the right is the payoff to Player B. Does Player A have a dominant strategy? If so, what is it?

 

A) Top is a dominant strategy for Player A

 

B) Bottom is a dominant strategy for Player A

 

C) Both of the above

 

D) None of the above

 

2.

 

Does Player B have a dominant strategy? If so, what is it?

 

A) Left is a dominant strategy for Player B

 

B) Right is a dominant strategy for Player B

 

C) Both of the above

 

D) None of the above

 

3.

 

For the next four questions, you?ll be asked whether a strategy combination is a Nash equilibrium or not.

 

Player A plays Top and Player B plays Left

 

A) This is a Nash equilibrium

 

B) This is NOT a Nash equilibrium

 

4.

 

Player A plays Bottom and Player B plays Left

 

A) This is a Nash equilibrium

 

B) This is NOT a Nash equilibrium

 

5.

 

Player A plays Top and Player B plays Right

 

A) This is a Nash equilibrium

 

B) This is NOT a Nash equilibrium

 

6.

 

Player A plays Bottom and Player B plays Right

 

A) This is a Nash equilibrium

 

B) This is NOT a Nash equilibrium

 

7.

 

If each player plays her maximin strategy, what will be the outcome of the game?

 

A) Player A plays Top and Player B plays Left

 

B) Player A plays Bottom and Player B plays Left C) Player A plays Top and Player B plays Right

 

D) Player A plays Bottom and Player B plays Right

 

8.

 

Now suppose the same game is played with the exception that Player A moves first and Player B moves

 

second. Using the backward induction method discussed in the online class notes, what will be the

 

outcome of the game?

 

A) Player A plays Top and Player B plays Left

 

B) Player A plays Bottom and Player B plays Left

 

C) Player A plays Top and Player B plays Right

 

D) Player A plays Bottom and Player B plays Right

 

9.

 

For the next five questions, consider a monopolist. Suppose the monopolist faces the following demand

 

curve: P = 140 ? 6Q. Marginal cost of production is constant and equal to $20, and there are no fixed

 

costs. What is the monopolist?s profit maximizing level of output?

 

A) Q = 22

 

B) Q = 15

 

C) Q = 10

 

D) Q = 20

 

E) Q = 5

 

F) none of the above

 

10.

 

What price will the profit maximizing monopolist charge?

 

A) P = $10

 

B) P = $20

 

C) P = $40

 

D) P = $80

 

E) P = $140

 

F) none of the above

 

11.

 

How much profit will the monopolist make if she maximizes her profit?

 

A) Profit = $900

 

B) Profit = $600

 

C) Profit = $800

 

D) Profit = $200

 

E) Profit = $400

 

F) none of the above

 

12.

 

What is the value of consumer surplus?

 

A) CS = $1400 B) CS = $900

 

C) CS = $600

 

D) CS = $300

 

E) CS = $200

 

F) none of the above

 

13.

 

Please take a moment to scroll to the bottom of the page and click the "Save and Continue

 

Later" button. This will record your progress in the exam in case of a dropped internet or ANGEL

 

connection. This will NOT stop the exam clock, so be sure to immediately re-enter the exam. What is the value of the deadweight loss created by this monopoly?

 

A) DWL = $200

 

B) DWL = $400

 

C) DWL = $600

 

D) DWL = $800

 

E) DWL = $1000

 

F) none of the above

 

14.

 

These next five problems consider tax incidence. Suppose the market supply and demand for guitars in

 

Happy Valley are given by:

 

Demand: P = 1000 ? 0.25Q

 

Supply: P = 200 + Q

 

What is the equilibrium price and quantity of the product?

 

A) P* = 840, Q* = 640

 

B) P* = 733.25, Q* = 1067

 

C) P* = 760, Q* = 960

 

D) P* = 800, Q* = 600

 

15.

 

What is the price elasticity of demand at the equilibrium price?

 

A) Elasticity = -2

 

B) Elasticity = -3.333 C) Elasticity = -5.25

 

D) Elasticity = -0.5

 

E) none of the above

 

16.

 

For the next three questions, assume there is $10 per unit tax levied on the consumers of guitars. What

 

price will buyers pay after the tax is imposed?

 

A) $850

 

B) $842

 

C) $830

 

D) $855

 

E) none of the above

 

17.

 

What is the quantity of the good that will be sold after the tax is imposed?

 

A) 630

 

B) 640

 

C) 626

 

D) 632

 

E) none of the above

 

18.

 

What is the deadweight loss created by the tax?

 

A) DWL = $80

 

B) DWL = $8

 

C) DWL = $10

 

D) DWL = $64

 

E) none of the above

 

19. For the next nine questions, refer to the table above. Nebraska and Virginia each have 100 acres of

 

farmland. The table gives the hypothetical figures for yield per acre in the two states. Who has the

 

absolute advantage in the production of wheat?

 

A) Nebraska

 

B) Virginia

 

C) Both of the above D) None of the above

 

20.

 

Who has the absolute advantage in the production of cotton?

 

A) Nebraska

 

B) Virginia

 

C) Both of the above

 

D) None of the above

 

21.

 

Who has the comparative advantage in the production of wheat?

 

A) Nebraska

 

B) Virginia

 

C) Both of the above

 

D) None of the above

 

22.

 

Who has the comparative advantage in the production of cotton?

 

A) Nebraska

 

B) Virginia

 

C) Both of the above

 

D) None of the above

 

23.

 

For the next four problems, you will find actual points on the combined PPC of the two states. You will

 

be given a value of one good, and you must calculate the maximum amount of the other good that the

 

two states could produce working together. 360 Wheat:

 

A) 1160 Cotton

 

B) 1280 Cotton C) 1420 Cotton

 

D) 1600 Cotton

 

E) None of the above

 

24.

 

200 Cotton:

 

A) 1400 Wheat

 

B) 1600 Wheat

 

C) 1800 Wheat

 

D) 2000 Wheat

 

E) None of the above

 

25.

 

1300 Cotton:

 

A) 500 Wheat

 

B) 600 Wheat

 

C) 700 Wheat

 

D) 800 Wheat

 

E) None of the above

 

26.

 

1500 Wheat:

 

A) 500 Cotton

 

B) 600 Cotton

 

C) 700 Cotton

 

D) 800 Cotton

 

E) None of the above

 

27.

 

In Virginia, what is the marginal rate of transformation between wheat and cotton? (Assume wheat is

 

graphed on the vertical axis.)

 

A) -0.5

 

B) -1

 

C) -1.5

 

D) -2

 


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