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HOLDING COMPANY: A company (usually a corporation) that owns enough stock in another corporation to exercise virtually complete control over its management. Holding companies often own controlling interest in several diverse corporations, allowing it to engage in diverse activities (some of which might be risky) while limiting its liability should problems arise. While holding companies exist in most types of industries, then tend to be quite popular in banking. Through a holding company, a bank can essentially take part in other financial markets (selling insurance, underwriting securities, or acting as a broker) that are beyond the legal authority of the bank itself.

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Lesson 15: Aggregate Market | Unit 1: The Concept Page: 5 of 22

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The aggregate market is designed to explain the macroeconomy's price level and real production.
  • Aggregate demand is the relation between expenditures on real production and the price level.
  • Aggregate supply is the relation between the supply of real production and the price level--short run and long run.
  • The aggregate market identifies suitable values for the price level and real production that keep the aggregate economy--buyers and sellers--satisfied.
  • The aggregate market helps us to analyze and understand the macroeconomy.
We are primarily concerned with the problems of inflation and unemployment.

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ALLOCATION

The process of distributing resources for the production of goods and services, and of distributing goods and services for the satisfaction of wants and needs and human consumption. This allocation process is an essential part of an economy's effort to address the problem of scarcity.

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Parker Brothers, the folks who produce the Monopoly board game, prints more Monopoly money each year than real currency printed by the U.S. government.
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