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PLANT: The physical capital (building and equipment) at a particular location used for the production of goods and services. While the term plant is occasional used synonymously with the terms firm or business, when economists get down to specifics, which they are prone to do, the term plant is used ONLY for a specific production facility. As such, it best used synonymously with the term factory.

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Lesson 13: Aggregate Demand | Unit 2: Doing More Page: 9 of 22

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  • The four expenditures that make up aggregate demand: consumption, investment, government purchases, and net export expenditures.
  • How consumption expenditures are made by households on services, durable goods, and nondurable goods.
  • How investment expenditures are made by businesses on inventories, equipment, and fixed structures.
  • How only government purchases of final goods and services qualify as expenditures for aggregate demand.
  • Net exports, which are exports minus imports. Net exports represent the net expenditures of the foreign sector on our domestically produced final goods and services.

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One of three categories of aggregate supply determinants assumed constant when the short-run or long-run aggregate supply curves are constructed, and which shifts both aggregate supply curves when it changes. An increase in a resource quality causes an increase (rightward shift) of both aggregate supply curves. A decrease in a resource quality causes a decrease (leftward shift) of both aggregate supply curves. The other two categories of aggregate supply determinants are resource quantity and resource price. Specific determinants falling into this general category include education and technology. Anything affecting the quality of labor, capital, land, and entrepreneurship is also included.

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