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DERIVATION, CONSUMPTION LINE: A consumption line, a graphical depiction of the relation between household sector consumption and income, can be derived from a simple consumption schedule, a table or chart showing the relation between household sector consumption and income. This is easily accomplished by plotting the consumption-income pairs from the schedule as points in a diagram that measures consumption on the vertical axis and income on the horizontal axis, then connection the points with a line. The consumption line can also be derived directly by plotting the consumption function using slope and intercept values.

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Lesson 12: Business Cycles | Unit 2: A Simple Cycle Page: 10 of 26

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Expansions don't last forever. The end of an expansion is the peak, the turning point to a contraction.
  • Point C is the end of the expansion and the beginning of the contraction, the peak.
  • A peak is the turning point between an expansion and a contraction.
  • A peak is the highest level reached by the economy before a contraction begins, the high before the drop.
  • Anticipating a peak turning point helps avoid the problems of unemployment, a bankrupt business, or lower income.

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IMPLICIT COST

An opportunity cost that does not involve a monetary payment or any other form of compensation. The monetary payment that is often made to compensate the person who initially foregoes the satisfaction is not made for implicit cost. There is no payment to transfer the burden of the opportunity cost from the original person to someone else. Implicit cost is also occasionally termed implicit opportunity cost.

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