Jen values her time at $60 an hour. She spends 2 hours giving Colleen a massage. Colleen was willing to pay as much at $300 for the massage, but they negotiate a price of $200. In this transaction, a. consumer surplus is $20 larger than producer surplus. b. consumer surplus is $40 larger than producer surplus. c. producer surplus is $20 larger than consumer surplus. d. producer surplus is $40 larger than consumer surplus.
A. consumer surplus is $20 larger than producer surplus.
Before getting to the little mathematics attached to this, there's a few terms we need to establish.
1. Consumer Surplus - This is simply the difference in price between what consumers are willing to pay and what they end up paying.
2. Producer surplus - This is simply the difference in price between what a producer is willing to accept for a given good or services and how much they actually end up selling the goods for.
Having established those terms,
In this situation,
Consumer surplus = amount consumer is willing to pay - amount consumer pays
CS = 300 - 200
CS = 100
Producer surplus = Amount received - minimum amount producer is willing to receive
PS = 200 - ( 60× 2)
PS = 200 - 120
PS = 80
The difference between consumer surplus and producer surplus
= 100 - 80
Therefore, consumer surplus is larger than producer surplus by $20.
what do you mean.why did u repeat the question.