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ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a subregional organization established in 1967 in Bangkok by the five original Member Countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Brunei Darussalam joined in 1984, Vietnam in 1995, Laos and Myanmar in 1997, and Cambodia in 1999. The aims and purposes of the Association are to accelerate the economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region and to promote regional peace and stability through abiding respect for justice and the rule of law.

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Lesson 10: Gross Domestic Product | Unit 2: Looking Behind GDP Page: 12 of 25


GDP is the total MARKET VALUE of current economic production, that is, GDP measures current production at current market prices.
  • If we measure current economic production, current prices work fine. If we compare GDP from one year to the next year, current prices can be misleading.
  • For example... a 10% increase in GDP could result from changes in production, prices, or both. Production could be 10% higher will prices do not change. Or prices could 10% higher while production does not change. Or this could be a mix of changes in production and prices.
  • All we know is that GDP has risen by 10%, but it is difficult to know what has happened to physical production.
We need something more, we need real GDP.

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The change in total revenue resulting from a change in the quantity of output sold. Marginal revenue indicates how much extra revenue a firm receives for selling an extra unit of output. It is found by dividing the change in total revenue by the change in the quantity of output. Marginal revenue is the slope of the total revenue curve and is one of two revenue concepts derived from total revenue. The other is average revenue. To maximize profit, a firm equates marginal revenue and marginal cost.

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