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  • Karla
    @karla-15 Karla @J'Neal because in price elasticity of demand we have to distinguish or find out whether the demand of product is elastic and we say that the demand is said to be elastic if it is greater than i.e. PED>1 while demand is said to be inelastic if it is less than 1 i.e. PED<1
    suppose a product a product has elasticity 1.8 that shows it is elastic thus if we don't neglect negative sign it's elasticity would be -1.8 showing it less elastic thus in order to differentiate whether the demand is elastic or inelastic we drop the negative sign as we know demand and price relation is inverse
    3 months ago
  • J'Neal
    @j-neal J'Neal Why is the minus sign dropped when calculating price elasticity of demand?
    5 months ago
  • Someone from Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Someone from Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hey! I'm Youssef, and I'm an IB Economics student. I fell in love with this subject and that drove me for a passion to helping people in it. I'd love to be one of the people that helps create it's roots on Socratic. I believe this subject should be on Socratic because many love this subject and would love to participate in asking and learning collaboratively. On the other hand, many struggle and these would love to get some extra help, since this is a very important subject.
    1 year ago
  • Someone from Kathmandu, Nepal
    Someone from Kathmandu, Nepal I am student of Masters in Business Administration from Nepal. I really love economics and it had become one of my hobbies to write into Socratic on micro-economics concept. 
    Microeconomics is all about how an economy works and is an interesting subject. It is a science, which I believe everyone should learn in order to know our society better. Since, economics is no more in Socratic, I don't feel like contributing. Please bring economics back to Socratic.
    2 years ago
  • Someone from Pakistan
    Someone from Pakistan 3rd year major in economics, I've been answering questions regarding microeconomics for quite some time. I'm kinda sad this subject became demoted, im hoping we can get it back on track .
    2 years ago
  • Someone from Brazil
    Someone from Brazil Student of economics at Federal university of Roraima, Brazil. Winner of George and Joele Eddy Prize, Third place of the Mündliche Prüfung at Mises Institute. Current doing dissertation on Market Process. 

    I think that microeconomics should be on socratic because the major discussions around society and government touch upon or are totally economics issues, specially microeconomics, as macroeconomics is the net result of the individual interactions. This is a great reason but is not the only. Other reasons are the fact that microeconomics has a lot to teach not only in political economy issues, but in our life, to understand better the non-intentional effects of our actions and of our knowledge; the study of one of the most, if not the most, complex phenomena that we know, demonstrating to us the beauty of the economic order, and the role of institutions. I think that these reasons alone are enough, but are plenty. Microeconomics already was at the Socratic and should be back to it. 
    2 years ago
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