Examine the purposes and implications of price ceilings and price floors.
DefinitionExamination should include
- defining surplus, shortage, price ceiling, and price floor
- identifying examples of each
- explaining that government-enforced price controls set above or below the equilibrium price distort price signals and incentives to producers and consumers
- explaining how the market economy deals with the results of a price ceiling or a price floor.
Related Standards of Learning
History and Social Science
The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by
- planning inquiries by synthesizing information from diverse primary and secondary sources;
- analyzing how political and economic trends influence public policy, using demographic information and other data sources;
- comparing and contrasting historical, cultural, economic, and political perspectives;
- evaluating critically the quality, accuracy, and validity of information to determine misconceptions, fact and opinion, and bias;
- constructing informed, analytic arguments using evidence from multiple sources to introduce and support substantive and significant claims;
- explaining how cause-and-effect relationships impact political and economic events;
- taking knowledgeable, constructive action, individually and collaboratively, to address school, community, local, state, national, and global issues;
- using a decision-making model to analyze the costs and benefits of a specific choice, considering incentives and possible consequences;
- applying civic virtues and democratic principles to make collaborative decisions; and
- communicating conclusions orally and in writing to a wide range of audiences, using evidence from multiple sources and citing specific sources.
Other Related Standards
Economics and Personal Finance Standards of Learning
The student will demonstrate knowledge of the price system by
- examining the laws of supply and demand and the determinants of each;
- explaining how the interaction of supply and demand determines equilibrium price;
- describing the elasticity of supply and demand; and
- examining the purposes and implications of price ceilings and price floors.
FBLA Competitive Events and Activities Areas
Banking and Financial Systems
Business Financial Plan
The topic for this event changes from year to year. The annual topic may or may not correlate with this particular course. Please refer to the current Virginia FBLA State Handbook.