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Budget Set 

The set of all affordable consumption bundles at given prices and income.

(Dwayne Benjamin, Toronto PPG 1002H)

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The budget set consists of all of the different consumption bundles that a consumer can afford to purchase. The budget set for a two good model can be represented graphically. In the diagram below, the budget set is represented by all of the space underneath the budget line:

 

 

References

 

Definition prepared by students at the University of Toronto School of Public Policy and Governance and edited by Ben Eisen.

 

Graphics developed by Dwayne Benjamin.

 

 


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