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QUASI-PUBLIC CORPORATION: A business activity that is privately controlled, but authorized by government legislation. The Federal National Mortgage Association is one example. Quasi-public corporations are set up when governments expand their activities and/or divest themselves of current government functions. Quasi-public corporations often result because governments seek to promote a particular activity, such as student loans, low cost home mortgages, or lotteries, but do not want the administrative burden.

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Lesson 4: Production Possibilities | Unit 4: Analysis Page: 16 of 24

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Bundles outside the curve can be achieved through economic growth.

Economic growth is the process of increasing the economy's ability to produce goods and expand the production possibilities curve.

  • Bundle M cannot be reached with existing resources and technology and the current production possibilities frontier.
  • The production possibilities frontier only represents a current boundary.
  • Expanding resources and technology gives us economic growth. Specifically, we can increase the quantity or quality of resources.

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An initial condition or statement of a model or theory that sets the stage for an analysis by abstracting from the real world. Assumptions are important to economic analysis. Some assumptions are used to simplify a complex analysis into more easily manageable parts. Other assumptions are used as control conditions that are subsequently changed to evaluate the consequences.

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