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PPF: The abbreviation for production possibilities frontier, which is a curve that illustrates the production possibilities for the economy. A production possibilities frontier represents the boundary or frontier of the economy's production capabilities. That's why it's termed a production possibilities frontier (or PPF). As a frontier, it is the maximum production possible given existing (fixed) resources and technology. Producing on the curve means resources are fully employed, while producing inside the curve means resources are unemployed. The law of increasing opportunity cost is what gives the curve its distinctive convex shape.

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Lesson 6: Supply | Unit 4: Determinants Page: 13 of 19

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Supply determinants shift the supply curve.
  • The supply curve is drawn assuming that only price and quantity change. The determinants are assumed to be constant.
  • A change in one of the determinants can cause:
  • An increase in supply, a rightward shift, which means that for any price, for every price, sellers are willing and able to sell more of the good.

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SAVING

The after-tax disposable income of the household sector that is not used for consumption expenditures. Saving primarily involves the use of income to purchase legal claims through financial markets rather than the direct purchase of physical goods and services (which is consumption expenditures). In the circular flow model, saving is the diversion of household income away from consumption expenditures and into the financial markets, which then flows to business investment expenditures and government purchases. Saving is one of two basic uses of disposable income. The other is consumption expenditures.

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