By an exception to the law of demand, we mean those rare cases in which demand
curves might actually be upward sloping. That is, as price goes
up, more is demanded; and as price falls, less is demanded. Such
exceptions, if they even exist, are relatively rare. For the most part, these exceptions
can be ignored in our understanding of microeconomics (again,
we put aside investment goods). If exceptions do exist, such a demand
curve might look like the curve to the right.
What might cause such odd behavior? There are several possibilities...
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