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TOTAL COST AND MARGINAL COST: A mathematical connection between marginal cost and total cost stating that marginal cost IS the slope of the total cost curve. If the total cost curve has a positive slope (that is, is upward sloping), then marginal cost is positive. Moreover, if the total cost curve has a positive and increasingly steeper slope, then the marginal cost is positive and rising. If the total cost curve has a positive and decreasingly steeper slope, then the marginal cost is positive but falling.

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Lesson 16: Aggregate Shocks | Unit 3: Basic Shifts Page: 8 of 21

Topic: AD Increase: Long Run <=PAGE BACK | PAGE NEXT=>

The long-run equilibrium is given by the intersection of the negatively-sloped AD curve and the vertical LRAS.
  • An increase in AD results in a new long-run equilibrium.
  • At the new equilibrium, real production does not change, it stays at Qf. The price level increases from Po to P1.
  • We're missing a lot of short-run action that occurs as we go from one long-run equilibrium to another.

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AUTONOMOUS CONSUMPTION

Household consumption expenditures that do not depend on income or production (especially disposable income, national income, or even gross domestic product). That is, changes in income do not generate changes in consumption. Autonomous consumption is best thought of as a baseline or minimum level of consumption that the household sector undertakes in the unlikely event that income falls to zero. It is measured by the intercept term of the consumption function or the consumption line. The alternative to autonomous consumption is induced consumption, which does depend on income.

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