# Marginal Analysis

From Conservapedia

(Redirected from Marginal analysis)

**Marginal Analysis** is the study of economic decisions with respect to marginal, not total or average variables. The implied theory is that decisions are typically made "on the margin," or with an eye towards the next unit of cost, benefit, input, or output. In mathematical economics, marginal analysis typically implies analyzing the first derivatives of utility functions or production functions.