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12. Diminishing Marginal Utility and Demand

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Published on Oct 21, 2009

In this video, I clarify the role of diminishing marginal utility in the study of demand curves. In particular, I present a series of examples that demonstrate why diminishing marginal utility is not necessary (or sufficient) for deriving a downward-sloping demand curve.

The first part of the video relies strictly on graphs and intuition. The second part of the video uses calculus to provide a more tangible example.

For a list of videos and links to them (organized by topic), check out my video web page:

http://blog.thisyoungeconomist.com/p/...

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