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INCOME ELASTICITY OF DEMAND: The relative response of a change in demand to a relative change in income. More specifically the income elasticity of demand can be defined as the percentage change in demand due to a percentage change in buyers' income. The income elasticity of demand quantitatively identifies the theoretical relationship between income and demand.

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Lesson 18: Banking | Unit 1: What It Is Page: 1 of 24

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The primary profit-motivating task of a bank is to match up borrowers and savers.

Two main functions:

  • First: Banks maintain deposits for costumers.
  • Second: Banks offer loans to credit-worthy customers.

Banks and the money supply:

  • Banks are financial intermediaries.
  • Banks must remain stable because their deposits are part of the economy's money supply.
  • Closing down a bank would be detrimental to the money supply.

Regulation:

  • Banks are heavily regulated by government.

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AVERAGE TOTAL COST CURVE

A curve that graphically represents the relation between average total cost incurred by a firm in the short-run product of a good or service and the quantity produced. The average total cost curve is constructed to capture the relation between average total cost and the level of output, holding other variables, like technology and resource prices, constant. The average total cost curve is one of three average curves. The other two are average variable cost curve and average fixed cost curve. A related curve is the marginal cost curve.

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The wealthy industrialist, Andrew Carnegie, was once removed from a London tram because he lacked the money needed for the fare.
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