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ECO401 Economics Assignment 01 spring 2021 Solution / Discussion Due Date: 11-05-2021

THE CASE:

Pakistan is the 5th most populous country in the world, with 220 million citizens. Out of total population, 36.38% lives in urban areas whereas 63.62% resides in rural areas. There is a huge demand for houses due to a 2.4% annual population growth rate as per census 2017. Further, Pakistan’s construction industry is suffering from a severe shortage of housing facilities, particularly for low and middle-income groups. Suppose the quantity demanded and quantity supplied functions for houses are given below:

Qd = 25000- 2P

Qs = 10000 + 1P

Where ‘P’ is the price in rupees of a housing unit, ‘Qd’ is quantity demanded for housing units. ‘Qs’ is quantity supplied for housing units.

Requirement No.1: Calculate the market equilibrium level of price and quantity for a housing unit.

(Marks:3)

Requirement No.2:    Calculate price elasticity of demand using point elasticity method when

the construction industry is in equilibrium and interpret the result.

(Marks:4)

Now consider if government decides to cater this increasing demand of houses and wishes to intervene in rental market to provide renters with affordable houses.

Requirement No.3: What kind of price rationing strategy should be implemented by government to provide renters with houses at affordable price? Also mention the impact of this strategy on equilibrium quantity demanded and equilibrium quantity supplied of houses?

(Marks:3)

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THE CASE:

Pakistan is the 5th most populous country in the world, with 220 million citizens. Out of total population, 36.38% lives in urban areas whereas 63.62% resides in rural areas. There is a huge demand for houses due to a 2.4% annual population growth rate as per census 2017. Further, Pakistan’s construction industry is suffering from a severe shortage of housing facilities, particularly for low and middle-income groups. Suppose the quantity demanded and quantity supplied functions for houses are given below:

Qd = 25000- 2P

Qs = 10000 + 1P

Where ‘P’ is the price in rupees of a housing unit, ‘Qd’ is quantity demanded for housing units. ‘Qs’ is quantity supplied for housing units.

Requirement No.1: Calculate the market equilibrium level of price and quantity for a housing unit. (Marks:3)

Solution:

We know that at equilibrium

Quantity of supplied = Quantity of demanded

Qs                    = Qd

10000 + 1P      = 25000 – 2P

1P + 2P            = 25000 – 10000

3P                    = 15000

P                      = 15000 / 3

P                      = Rs. 5000

Putting value “P” in any one functions

Qs                    = 10000 + 1 (5000)

Qs                    = 10000 + 5000

Qs                    = 15000

Qd                   = 25000 – 2 (5000)

Qd                   = 25000 – 10000

Qd                   = 15000

P = Rs. 5000

Qs = Qd = Q = 15000

Requirement No.2: Calculate price elasticity of demand using point elasticity method when the construction industry is in equilibrium and interpret the result. (Marks:4)

Solution:

Formula: Point elasticity =

Qd       = 25000 – 2P

= 0 – 2(1)

= - 2

Point elasticity            = - 2 x

Point elasticity = -2 / 3

Point elasticity = - 0.6666

Now consider if government decides to cater this increasing demand of houses and wishes to intervene in rental market to provide renters with affordable houses.

Requirement No.3: What kind of price rationing strategy should be implemented by government to provide renters with houses at affordable price? Also mention the impact of this strategy on equilibrium quantity demanded and equilibrium quantity supplied of houses? (Marks:3)

Price Floor Strategy because

Impact of Strategy on Equilibrium

Supply Increase

Price Decrease

Quantity Increase

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1)
At Equlibrium Qd = Qs
U can get value of P. Put this value i n any equation u'll get value of Q
2)
PED =
% Δ Q / Q
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% Δ P / P

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