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INCOME STATEMENT: A statement of the revenues, expenditures, and profit for a business, household, or government entity over a given period of time. An income statement also goes by the names profit and loss statement, earnings report, and operating statement. This is one of two key financial statements for an entity. The other is a balance sheet, which is a statement of assets, liabilities, and net worth at a given point in time.

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Lesson 18: Banking | Unit 5: The Economy Page: 22 of 24

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Banks have two beneficial roles in the economy.

First: As financial intermediaries, banks match up savers and borrowers.

  • They are an effective means of diverting household income into investment expenditures for capital goods.
  • They are a vital link between the real and financial sides of the economy.

Second: As depository institutions, banks supervise a share of the nation's M1 money supply.

  • They have a big responsibility because money is critical to a complex, market-oriented economy.

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BARRIERS TO ENTRY

Institutional, government, technological, or economic restrictions on the entry of participants into a market or industry. The four primary barriers to entry are: (1) resource ownership, (2) patents and copyrights, (3) government restrictions, and (2) start-up cost. Barriers to entry are a key reason for market control and the inefficiency that results. In particular, monopoly, oligopoly, monopsony, and oligopsony often owe their market control to assorted barriers to entry. By way of contrast, perfect competition, monopolistic competition, and monopsonistic competition have few if any barriers to entry and thus little or no market control.

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