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INDUCED SAVING: Household saving that depends on income or production (especially disposable, national income, or gross national product). An increase in household disposable income triggers an increase in induced saving. Induced saving is graphically depicted as the slope of the saving or propensity-to-save line, and is measured by the marginal propensity to save. The induced relation between income and saving, as well as induced expenditures, form the foundation of the multiplier effect triggered by changes in autonomous expenditures.

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Lesson 1: Economic Basics | Unit 5: Policies Page: 14 of 18

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Because markets are imperfect, government is prompted to intervene with economic policies.
  • Economic policies are government actions designed to affect economic activity and pursue one or more economic goals.
Policies can take the form of:
  • Laws passed by legislatures.
  • Administrative actions taken by elected executives.
  • Rules set forth by government agencies.
  • Decisions made through the courts.
The government has four types of policies.
  • Fiscal policy: Based on government's power to collect taxes from the public and spend those funds as it chooses. Used for income redistribution and macroeconomic performance.
  • Monetary policy: Based on government's centralized control of the money supply. Used for macroeconomic performance.
  • Regulatory policy: Based on government's ability to enact laws, rules and restrictions. Used for efficiency and equity
  • Judicial policy: Based on government's ability to enforce laws through the courts. Used for efficiency and equity

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AXIOM

A basic precondition or assumption underlying a theory. Axioms are basic, unverifiable world view assumptions--including personal beliefs, political views, and cultural values--that form the foundation of a theory.

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