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Gauhati University Question Papers:BUSINESS ECONOMICS (May-June’ 2015)

Gauhati University Question Papers
Full Marks: 80
Time Allowed: 3 hours
Answer either in English or Assamese
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions
1. Answer the following questions:                                          1x10=10

a)      What is micro economics?
b)      What is demand function?
c)       If 48 units of output are produced and the total fixed cost is Rs. 180/- along with a total variable cost Rs. 300/-, what would be the average cost of production?
d)      What is meant by equilibrium quantity?
e)      What is Iso-quant?
f)       Who bears cost?
g)      If a firm produces two goods X and Y with given resources and price of good Y falls, supply of good X will _____.
h)      Any individual production unit of a commodity is called _____.
i)        The resources used in production are called _____.
j)        What is rent?
2. Answer in brief (within 30 words each):                            2x5=10
a)      Mention two points of importance of national income in business economics.
b)      Mention two methods to solve the basic problems of an economy.
c)       What is meant by demand forecasting?
d)      What happens to the price of the commodity when quantity demanded of a commodity is greater than its quantity supplied at a given price?
e)      Mention two possibilities of price discrimination.
3. Answer any four of the following:                                       5x4=20
a)      What are the characteristics of business economics?
b)      Distinguish between accounting cost and economic cost.
c)       Discuss the different types of production function.
d)      Explain the concept of cross elasticity of demand.
e)      Write a note on dumping.
4. Answer the following (within 600 words each):
a)      What is price elasticity of demand? Discuss different kinds of price elasticity of demand.                       4+6=10
b)      What is cost function? Explain the cost output relation in short run.
Explain the law of returns to scale.                   10
c)       What is monopolistic competition? Explain the price and output determination process under monopolistic competition.                                      4+6=10
Discuss the differences between perfect competition and monopoly.                            10
d)      Discuss the marginal productivity theory of factor pricing.                     10
Explain Innovations theory of profit.                               10


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