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Lesson 16: Aggregate Shocks | Unit 4: Complex Shifts Page: 15 of 21

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The case of an decrease in the AD curve. Let's start at long-run equilibrium. All three curves, AD, LRAS, and SRAS, intersect at the same long-run equilibrium values, Po and Qf.
  • With a leftward shift of the AD curve, the aggregate market achieves short-run equilibrium at a lower price level and less real production.
  • The labor market imbalance causes wages and production cost to fall. The SRAS shifts rightward. It stops shifting when it intersects the new AD and the original LRAS curves for a new long-run equilibrium. The price level is even lower and real production returns to full employment.

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Relatively complex government organizations that operate according to rules and procedures to implement the programs and policies of political leaders. A bureaucracy is a complex organization that usually contains hundreds or even thousands of employees, each with different duties and responsibilities. Bureaucracies exist in all types of organizations -- private, public, government, business, charities, corporations, even households. The study of public choice indicates that government bureaucracies are one source of government inefficiency. Other sources are politicians, voters, and special interest groups.

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