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ABSOLUTE ADVANTAGE: The general ability to produced more goods using fewer resources. This idea of absolute advantage is important for trading that occurs between both people and nations. A nation can get an absolute advantage from an advanced level of technology or higher quality resources. For a person, an absolute advantage can result from natural abilities or the acquisition of human capital (education, training, or experience).

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Lesson 18: Banking | Unit 4: Regulating Banks Page: 21 of 24

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  • That banking is one of the most heavily regulated industries in the economy.
  • The main reasons of bank regulations:
    • When balance between profit and safety fails, customers lose trust and banks may have to shut down.
    • Banks control 60% of the M1 money supply.
  • The problems for the economy when banks get carried away seeking profits without having enough deposit-protecting reserves.
  • The main institutions which regulate banking activities and their main functions: Federal Reserve System (Fed), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and Comptroller of the Currency.
  • The ways in which banks are regulated.

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NET-EXPORT EFFECT

A change in aggregate expenditures on real production, especially net exports from the foreign sector, that results because a change in the price level alters the relative prices of exports and imports. The net-export effect, also termed the international-substitution effect, is one of three effects underlying the negative slope of the aggregate demand curve associated with a movement along the aggregate demand curve and a change in aggregate expenditures. The other two are real-balance effect and interest-rate effect. The net-export effect is somewhat analogous to the substitution effect underlying the negative slope of the market demand curve.

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