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AS: The abbreviaion for aggregate supply, which is the total (or aggregate) real production of final goods and services available in the domestic economy at a range of price levels, during a given time period. Aggregate supply (AS) is one half of the aggregate market analysis; the other half is aggregate demand. Aggregate supply, relates the economy's price level, measured by the GDP price deflator, and aggregate domestic production, measured by real gross domestic product. The aggregate supply relation is generally separated into long-run aggregate supply, in which all prices and wages and flexible and all markets are in equilibrium, and short-run aggregate supply, in which some prices and wage are NOT flexible and some markets are NOT in equilibrium.

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Lesson 1: Economic Basics | Unit 1: Economics Page: 3 of 18

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  • The basic definition of economics, which is the scientific study of scarcity and how society uses resources.
  • That economics is also the study of how resources are used to produce goods and services that are used to satisfy consumers' wants and needs.
  • The importance of scarcity, opportunity cost, and analysis to the study of economics.
  • The three questions of allocation, What? How? For Whom?

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ASYMMETRIC INFORMATION

Information is not equally available to everyone. Asymmetric information results because efficient information search inevitably stops short of compete information. Some people obtain more benefits from information than others, are willing to incur higher search costs, and thus end up knowing more. Or they incur lower information search costs and have easier access to the information. In a market, sellers tend to have more information about the good than buyers. Asymmetric information gives rise to adverse selection, moral hazard, and the principal-agent problem. These problems can be lessened through signalling and screening.

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Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time searching for rummage sales wanting to buy either a coffee cup commemorating the 2000 Olympics or a birthday gift for your grandmother. Be on the lookout for the last item on a shelf.
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"It is very rare that you meet with obstacles in this world (that) the humblest man has not the faculties to surmount. "

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