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Cost and Benefit Optimization for Consumers

Author: Justin Tapp

This lesson will explain the economic idea of cost and benefit optimization for consumers.

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Notes on "Cost and Benefit Optimization for Consumers"

Key Terms

Utility Maximization

Achieving the highest amount of satisfaction (utility) subject to an individual's budget constraint.


An element that interrupts production of a firm or consumption by individuals.

Consumer Optimization

Maximization of consumer utility within the parameters of household income and price of goods or services.

Marginal Cost

Additional cost incurred when producing one additional product.

Marginal Benefit

Amount of utility gained by consuming an additional single unit of product.