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SEVEN RULES: Seven key economic principles underlying the study of economics and the operation of the economy. These seven rules are: first -- scarcity, second -- subjectivity, third -- inequality, fourth -- competition, fifth -- imperfection, sixth -- ignorance, and seventh -- complexity.

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An increase in the price level decreases exports and increases imports, which gives us a decrease in net exports.
  • If the price level increases in one country, the production of other countries becomes relatively cheaper.
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  • An increase in the U.S. price level discourages foreign buyers from buying U.S. goods, and encourages U.S. buyers to buy relatively cheaper foreign goods.
The net-export effect is that a change in the price level, changes the relative prices of exports and imports, and changes net exports in the opposite way.

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DECISION LAG

The time lag that it takes government leaders and policy makers to determine the appropriate government action needed to address an economic problem. The decision lag arises because it takes time for policy makers to chose among the array of possible policy actions, each with assorted consequences that appeal differently to different political constituencies. This "inside lag" is one of four policy lags associated with monetary and fiscal policy. The other two "inside lags" are recognition lag and implementation lag, and one "outside lag" is implementation lag. All four policy lags can reduce the effectiveness of business-cycle stabilization policies and can even destabilize the economy.

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