solve the following questions Image transcription text The following production function describes the output of a local Pittsburgh mime troupe’s performances given the labor of

solve the following questions Image transcription text The following production function describes the output of a local Pittsburgh mime troupe’s
performances given the labor of its performers:
q = 217
where q denotes the hours of performances provided and I denotes hours of labor input by
performers. The troupe is a price-taker both for performances (which sell for P) and for performers
(which can be hired at the wage rate of w per hour).
What is the total cost function [C (q)] for the troupe?
b.
Solve for the profit maximizing number of performer hours [(P, w)], i.e., the troupe’s
demand for labor. What is the profit function [x(P, w)] for this troupe? Describe the
homogeneity of the profit function with respect to P and w.
C.
What is the supply function [q(P, w)] for the troupe’s mime performances?
d
Use the envelope theorem (Shephard’s Lemma) and the profit function you found in part (b)
to double check your derivation of the troupe’s demand for labor function [1(P, w)]. Image transcription text Question 2 All firms in a competitive industry have the following long-run total cost curve:
C(q) = cf’ —2q2 + 4q
where q is the output of the firm.
3. Compute the long run equilibrium price and explain how you obtain the result.
[20 marks] Image transcription text Consider the following function:
f(x1, X2) = Ax1.5+x2
where x, 2 0, X2 2 0, A 2 0, 0 <b<1.
a) Suppose that the preferences of a consumer regarding the consumption of goods x, and
X2 are represented by function U = f(x1, x2) above. Suppose also that the consumer is
endowed with some disposable income Y > 0 and faces prices p, and p2 respectively for
goods x1 and X2.
i) Derive and describe the demand of the consumer for goods x, and x2. [20 marks]

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