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CAPITAL ACCOUNT SURPLUS: An imbalance in a nation's balance of payments capital account in which payments received by the country for selling domestic assets exceed payments made by the country for purchasing foreign assets. In other words, investment by the domestic economy in foreign assets is greater than foreign investment in domestic assets. This is generally a desireable situation for a domestic economy. However, in the wacky world of international economics, a capital account surplus is often balanced by a current account deficit, which is not generally considered a desireable situation. If, however, the current account does not balance out the capital account, then a capital account surplus contributes to a balance of payments surplus.

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Lesson 15: Aggregate Market | Unit 1: The Concept Page: 6 of 22

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  • The notion of the aggregate market as an analytical tool used for understanding the macroeconomy.
  • Combining the two sides of the aggregate market, aggregate demand and aggregate supply.
  • The two aspects of the macroeconomy analyzed with the aggregate market--the price level and real production.
  • The two basic problems that can be examined with the aggregate market--unemployment and inflation.

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EXPLICIT COST

An opportunity cost that involves a monetary payment or some other form of compensation. The monetary payment is generally made to compensate the person who initially foregoes the satisfaction. This payment, in effect, transfers the burden of the opportunity cost from the original person to the one making payment. Explicit cost is also commonly termed out-of-pocket or accounting cost, and occasionally explicit opportunity cost.

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