Welcome to ACDC Econ and my first holiday edition. In this video I explain consumer surplus, producer surplus, and deadweight loss. Make sure that you can see how each change when there is a change in the market. *Correction* The consumer surplus at 0:59 in the video is $6000. ($8-$5) x 4000/2. It is a triangle!
Notice that deadweight loss happens whenever the optimal quantity is not being produced. This also happens when there are taxes or externalities. By the way, my wife, Paula, was the one throwing snowballs at me. We had to do it in two takes and I think she enjoyed it way too much.
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