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ECO-550 Demand Equation for Assignment




Question;Imagine that you work for the maker of a leading brand of low-calorie microwavable food that estimates the following demand equation for its product using data from 26 supermarkets around the country for the month of April. (See equation above.)Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:1. Compute the elasticities for each independent variable. Note: Write down all of your calculations.2. Determine the implications for each of the computed elasticities for the business in terms of short-term and long-term pricing strategies. Provide a rationale in which you cite your results.3. Recommend whether you believe that this firm should or should not cut its price to increase its market share. Provide support for your recommendation.4. Assume that all the factors affecting demand in this model remain the same, but that the price has changed. Further assume that the price changes are 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000 cents.1. Plot the demand curve for the firm.2. Plot the corresponding supply curve on the same graph using the supply function Q = 5200 + 45P with the same prices.3. Determine the equilibrium price and quantity.4. Outline the significant factors that could cause changes in supply and demand for the product. Determine the primary manner in which both the short-term and the long-term changes in market conditions could impact the demand for, and the supply, of the product.5. Indicate the crucial factors that could cause rightward shifts and leftward shifts of the demand and supply curves.6. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia does not qualify as an academic resource.The following is the estimated regression equation for Assignment 1 which quantifies the demand for Widgets (purchased by the case, 10 microwavable entrees per case). Standard errors are in parentheses.QD = 20,000 - 10P + 1500A + 5PX + 10 I(5,234) (2.29) (525) (1.75) (1.5)R2 = 0.85 n = 120 F = 35.25Your supervisor has asked you to compute the elasticity?s for each independent variable, (P, A, PX, and I), in the equation. Assume the following values for the independent variables:Q D = Quantity demandedP (in cents) per case = Price of the product = 8000PX (in cents) = Price of leading competitor?s product = 9000I (in dollars) = Per capita income of the standard metropolitan statistical area (SMSA) where the supermarkets are located = 5000A (in dollars) = Monthly advertising expenditures = 64Click the link above to submit your assignment.Assignment 1: Demand EstimationDue Week 3 and worth 200 points


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