Answer to Question #45806 in Economics of Enterprise for baam
ccounting depreciation was $40,000, although the actual decline in value of Bowen’s
machinery was $60,000 last year. Bowen paid himself a salary of $50,000, which is not considered part of his variable operating costs. Interest on his bank loan was $400,000. If Bowen worked for another farmer or a local manufacturer, his annual income would be about $30,000. Bowen can invest any funds that would be derived, if the farm were sold, to earn 10 percent annually. (Ignore taxes.)
a. Compute Bowen’s accounting profits
b. compute bowen's economic profits.
Economic profit consists of revenue minus implicit (opportunity) and explicit (monetary) costs; accounting profit consists of revenue minus explicit costs.
a. Accounting profits = 5,000,000 - 4,500,000 - 40,000 - 50,000 - 400,000 = $10,000
b. Economic profit = Accounting profit - Opportunity costs = 10,000 - (60,000 - 40,000) - 30,000 - 0.1*4,000,000 = -$440,000
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