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Lecture 5: Budget Constraints

Lecture 5: Budget Constraints

This video was recorded at 14.01SC Principles of Microeconomics, Fall 2011. Life would be easy if it was just a question of deciding what we would like most. The answer would probably be more of everything! Of course, economic decisions are not that simple, and the reason is that we are constrained in what we can choose: constrained by the amount of income, the amount of time, or any one of a number of factors. In this lecture we will analyze how consumers make choices when they face a budget constraint.

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