Fifty Concepts in Economic Analysis

… study materials for Week 10 of Atlas206 Internship Reading

microeconomicsConcept collection

The table below lists the 50 concepts from the Atlas subject, Economic Analysis, that are most relevant to the Atlas course, Atlas206 Internship Reading, as well as to the subject, Implementation and Delivery.

The Atlas quiz for this concept collection can be found at Quiz 10 – Fifty Concepts in Economic Analysis. All 15 quizzes for Atlas206 Internship Reading are available at Concept Quizzes for Atlas206 Internship Reading.

The Study of Economics

Marginal and Marginalism

Unintended Consequences

There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch – TANSTAAFL

Market Failure

Economics and Ideology

Behavioural Economics

Supply, Demand, and Equilibrium

Demand Curve

Market Equilibrium

Consumer Theory and Elasticity of Demand and Supply

Elasticity of Demand

Elasticity of Supply

Commodity Taxes and Subsidies

Benefit of a Subsidy – Economic vs. Legal Incidence

Burden of a Tax – Economic vs. Legal Incidence

Commodity Taxes


The Price System and Price Regulation

Price as Signal and Incentive

Price Ceilings

Price Floors

Why Do Governments Enact Price Controls?



Command and Control Solutions vs. Taxes and Subsidies

Social Surplus

Efficient Equilibrium

Deadweight Loss

Transaction Costs

Producer Theory and Competition

Average Cost

Marginal Cost

Fixed Costs

Variable Costs

Sunk Costs

Production Possibility Frontier

Creative Destruction

Trade, Adjustment, and Protectionism

Comparative Advantage

Absolute Advantage

Division of Labour

Pareto Efficiency

Monopoly and Price Discrimination


Price Discrimination

Barriers to Entry

Economies of Scale

Labour Markets, Transfers, and Personal Taxes

Human Capital

Human Capital and Signaling

Public Goods and Commons Problems

Public Good

Common Resource

Free Riding

Tragedy of the Commons

Asymmetric Information, Signaling, and Game Theory

Asymmetric Information

Moral Hazard


Adverse Selection

Game Theory

Prisoners’ Dilemma

Recommended 3 hours of study for Week 10 of Atlas206 Internship Reading

Concept pages above.

Complete Quiz 10 – Fifty Concepts in Economic Analysis.

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