Macroeconomics: A Contemporary Introduction by William A. McEachern

By William A. McEachern

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Step Four: Test the Hypothesis In the fourth step, by comparing its predictions with evidence, we test the validity of a hypothesis. To test a hypothesis, we must focus on the variables in question, while carefully controlling for other effects assumed not to change. The test leads us either to (1) reject the hypothesis, or theory, if it predicts worse than the best alternative theory or (2) use the hypothesis, or theory, until a better one comes along. If we reject the hypothesis, we can go back and modify our approach in light of the results.

An entrepreneur pays resource owners for the opportunity to employ their resources in the firm. Every firm in the world today, such as Ford, Microsoft, Google, and Dell, began as an idea in the mind of an entrepreneur. Resource owners are paid wages for their labor, interest for the use of their capital, and rent for the use of their natural resources. Entrepreneurial ability is rewarded by profit, which equals the revenue from items sold minus the cost of the resources employed to make those items.

18 Part 1 Introduction to Economics PROBLEMS AND EXERCISES 9. (Rational Self-Interest) Discuss the impact of rational self-interest on each of the following decisions: a. Whether to attend college full time or enter the workforce full time b. Whether to buy a new textbook or a used one c. Whether to attend a local college or an out-of-town college 10. (Rational Self-Interest) If behavior is governed by rational self-interest, why do people make charitable contributions of time and money? 11. (Marginal Analysis) The owner of a small pizzeria is deciding whether to increase the radius of delivery area by one mile.

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