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JOINT VENTURE: An activity undertaken by two or more entities in which each entity has some degree of control. Joint ventures are commonly undertaken by two or more business firms, allowing each firm to participate in the benefits of the venture without the loss of control that would come from a formal merger of the firms. For example, a bank and a computer company might undertake a joint venture to develop a computerized, online payment system. Joint ventures are usually risky activities and often related to the development of new technology.

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Lesson 5: Demand | Unit 2: Law of Demand Page: 8 of 20

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  • The law of demand, which is a fundamental economic principle stating that demand price and quantity demanded are inversely related, ceteris paribus.
  • Ceteris paribus, a Latin term meaning that other things remain unchanged. It is used to control for factors other than price, that affect demand.
  • Why the law of demand works because of the income and substitution effects.
  • The income effect, which exists because price changes affect the purchasing power of buyers' given incomes.
  • The substitution effect, which exists because price changes make other goods relatively more or less expensive.


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COMMAND ECONOMY

An economy in which the government uses its coercive powers to answer the three questions of allocation. This is the real world version of the idealized theoretical pure command economy. While in this real world version some allocation decisions are undertaken by markets, the vast majority are made through central planning.

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