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ZERO BOND: Also termed a zero coupon bond, a bond that does not pay interest, in which the return is generated by the difference between the purchase price and the face value paid at maturity. Because they do not pay interest, zero bonds are sold at a discount. For example, a $10,000 zero bond that matures in one year, would generate a 10% return if it sold at a discount of $9,000.

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Lesson 13: Aggregate Demand | Unit 5: Policies Plus Page: 22 of 22

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  • How shifts in the aggregate demand curve are a source of macroeconomic (business cycle) instability.
  • The two basic types of macroeconomic problems associated with business cycles, recessions (with unemployment) and booming expansions (with inflation).
  • Controlling aggregate demand instability through demand-management policies, including fiscal and monetary policies.
  • Fiscal policy that affects aggregate spending directly through government purchases and indirectly through taxes.
  • Monetary policy that affects aggregate spending indirectly interest rates.

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GOVERNMENT SECTOR

The aggregate macroeconomic sector that includes all levels of government, including federal, state, and local. The primary function of the government sector, also termed the public sector, is to impose resource allocation decisions on the rest of the economy that might not be made otherwise. This is one of the four macroeconomic sectors. The other three are household sector, business sector, and foreign sector.

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