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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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INCREASING RETURNS TO SCALE

A given proportional change in all resources in the long run results in a proportional greater change in production. Increasing returns to scale exists if a firm increases ALL resources--labor, capital, and other inputs--by a given proportion (say 10 percent) and output increases by more than this proportion (that is more than 10 percent). This is one of three returns to scale. The other two are decreasing returns to scale and constant returns to scale.

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