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IMPORT QUOTA: A limit on the importation of a particular good brought into one country from another country. An import quota, for example, would stipulate something like only X million pounds of swiss cheese can be imported into the United States from Switzerland each year. Such import quotas are a popular type of nontariff barrier imposed by countries throughout the world, competing with tariffs as the number one trade restriction. The general justification for import quotas is to protect domestic firms and industries from unfair competition by foreign companies. While this can be needed, import quotas are frequently used by oligopoly firms, with significant political influence to limit competition and maintain market control.

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Lesson 16: Aggregate Shocks | Unit 4: Complex Shifts Page: 19 of 21

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  • How the self-correction mechanism moves the aggregate market from short-run equilibrium to long-run equilibrium.
  • That the analysis of the shifts of the AD and SRAS curves are only the start of a process that becomes more complex when we include self-correcting shifts of the SRAS.
  • The two adjustment stages triggered by shifts of the AD curve. First, the shift of the AD curve. Second, the self-correcting shift of the SRAS curve.
  • The two adjustment stages triggered by shifts of the SRAS curve. First, the shift of the SRAS curve. Second, the self-correcting shift of the SRAS curve that returns the aggregate market back to it's original position.

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PER UNIT TAX

A tax specified as a percentage of the quantity of a good, service, asset, or other activity. Per unit taxes are often imposed on specific goods or markets. A common per unit tax is that levied on gasoline. People pay a given tax for each gallon of gasoline purchased, regardless of the price of gasoline. An alternative is an ad valorem tax, with is a tax specified as a percentage of the value or price of a good.

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