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Lesson 10: Gross Domestic Product | Unit 3: Two Views of GDP Page: 16 of 25

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Calculating GDP from the resource side is based on the fact that ALL revenue received by the business sector is paid to or claimed by a factor of production.

Factor payments and the productive factors are:

    • Wages are paid to labor.
    • Interest is paid to capital.
    • Rent is paid to land.
    • Profit is paid to entrepreneurship.
  • Official government names are compensation to employees (wages) and corporate profit (profit).
  • Proprietors' income is a combination of wages, interest, rent and profit, collected by the owner of a proprietorship.

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Three sets of markets that make up the macroeconomy--product, financial, and resource--which exchange the three primary types of macroeconomic commodities--gross production, legal claims, and factor services. The four macroeconomic sectors--household, business, government, and foreign--interact through these three sets of markets. The primary objective of macroeconomic theories is to explain activity that takes place in these three sets of markets.

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