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Lesson 8: Market Shocks | Unit 1: Adjustments Page: 1 of 20

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In this lesson we use the market as a tool to understand our economic world, specifically, we see how markets move from one equilibrium to another.

One goal of this lesson:

  • Use the market model to examine the why and how of market shocks, adjustments to a new equilibrium.
Why do we do this?
  • Markets in the real world do not remain at the same equilibrium forever. Markets move. Prices and quantities change.
  • To understand real world changes, we need to analyze what happens to the market when a shock disrupt it.

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    INTERCEPT, INVESTMENT LINE

    The intercept of the investment line indicates autonomous investment, investment that does not depend on the level of income or production. This can be thought of as investment that the business sector undertakes regardless of the state of the economy. Autonomous investment is affected by the investment expenditures determinants, which cause a change in the intercept and a shift of the investment line.

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