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AGRARIAN: A term signifying a connection to farming, agricultural production, or the land. Agrarian is often used as a modifier for other terms, such as agrarian society (an economy that relies heavily on agricultural production), agrarian society (a society based on the institutions that emerge from a heavy reliance on agricultural production), or agrarian movement (a political movement designed to product agricultural production). Because farming was one of the first and remains one of the most fundamental activities undertaken by even the most primitive society, agrarian is typically associated with less developed, as in the phrase a "less developed, agrarian nation."

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Lesson 6: Supply | Unit 4: Determinants Page: 15 of 19

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The five determinants that cause the supply curve to shift are:
  • Resource prices: If the price of any resource (labor, capital, land, or entrepreneurship) changes, so too does production cost and the ability to supply a good.
  • Technology: Improving production techniques enhance the ability to supply a good.
  • Prices of other goods: Goods using the same inputs can be either substitutes or complements in production.
  • Expectations: Sellers' current supply depends on expectations of future prices.
  • Number of sellers: More sellers, more supply. Fewer sellers, less supply.
These categories include all factors other than price that affect supply.

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PRICE CEILING

A legally established maximum price that is imposed on a market BELOW the price that otherwise would be achieved in equilibrium. A price ceiling is placed on a market with the goal of keeping the price low, presumably based on the notion that the equilibrium price is too high. If imposed on a competitive market free of market failures, a price ceiling creates a shortage, or excess demand.

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