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The short-and long-run marginal cost curve: a pedagogical note


  • Sexton, Robert L.
  • Graves, Philip E.
  • Lee, Dwight R.


The brief paper lacks an abstract, but clarifies a point of considerable confusion among students of economics.

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  • Sexton, Robert L. & Graves, Philip E. & Lee, Dwight R., 1993. "The short-and long-run marginal cost curve: a pedagogical note," MPRA Paper 19907, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:19907

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    1. Ackley, Gardner, 1983. "Commodities and Capital: Prices and Quantities," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 73(1), pages 1-16, March.
    2. G. C. Archibald & R. G. Lipsey, 1958. "Monetary and Value Theory: A Critique of Lange and Patinkin," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 26(1), pages 1-22.
    3. Harrison, Glenn W., 1980. "The stock-flow distinction: A suggested interpretation," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 2(2), pages 111-128.
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    short-run marginal cost; long-run marginal cost; economic education;

    JEL classification:

    • A22 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Undergraduate
    • A1 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics
    • A2 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics
    • D01 - Microeconomics - - General - - - Microeconomic Behavior: Underlying Principles


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