The Demand Curve Shifts

How do increases or decreases in demand affect the demand curve? An increase in demand means an increase in the quantity demanded at every price. Similarly, a decrease in demand means a decrease in the quantity demanded at every price. This video takes a look at some important factors that shift the demand curve, such as changes in population, changes in income, prices of substitutes, and changes in taste. We’ll look at real-world scenarios that cause a change in demand — like how the demand for batteries increases when a hurricane is expected, how our demand for inferior goods decreases when our income increases, and how the demand for hot dogs increases when the price of the complement, hot dog buns, decreases.