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# Let x be the GDP of a country, and let y be a measure of its level of pollution. If the function u(x, y) purports to measure the total well-being of the society, what signs do you expect u(x,

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## Let x be the GDP of a country, and let y be a measure of its level of pollution. If the function u(x, y) purports to measure the total well-being of the society, what signs do you expect u(x, y) and u, (x, y) to have? Can you guess what economists usually assume about the sign of uwy(x, y)? Let x be the GDP of a country, and let y be a measure of its level of pollution. If the function u(x, y) purports to measure the total well-being of the society, what signs do you expect u(x, y) and u, (x, y) to have? Can you guess what economists usually assume about the sign of uwy(x, y)?

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## Essentials of Business Statistics

ISBN: 978-0078020537

5th edition

Authors: Bruce Bowerman, Richard Connell, Emily Murphree, Burdeane Or

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