Here we outline how firms decide how much they will use their resources (which include land, labor, capital, and entrepreneurial ability – all of which are required to produce the final good) and at what price. The demand for resources is derived from the demand for the final goods that are produced with them. For example, if the demand for automobiles (the final good) were to increase, the demand for steel (and any other resource used in the production of the auto) would also increase.
Upon successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
- analyze how the demand and supply technique works for the resource markets.