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COMPLEMENT-IN-CONSUMPTION: One of two goods that are consumed together to provide satisfaction -- that is, the goods are used jointly to satisfy wants and needs. A complement good is one of two alternatives falling within the other prices determinant of demand. The other is a substitute good. An increase in the price of one complement good causes a decrease in demand for the other. A complement good has a negative cross price elasticity. When the terms complements or complement goods are used, they typically means complement-in-consumption (compare this with complement-in-production). Examples of complement goods are golf clubs and golf balls; hamburgers and french fries; and cars and gasoline. In each case, the two goods "go together." People seldom use or consume one without the other.

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Lesson 8: Market Shocks | Unit 4: Double Shifts Page: 16 of 20

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Here we have demand decreasing (tastes change) and supply increasing (technological breakthrough).
  • A decrease in demand causes a decrease in both price and quantity.
  • An increase supply causes price to decrease and quantity to increase.
  • The combined effect is an obvious decrease in price but a questionable change in quantity.
  • At the new equilibrium the quantity is indeterminant.
  • If demand and supply curve shift in opposite directions, then quantity is indeterminant, but price is known.

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NET EXPORTS LINE

A graphical depiction of the relation between net exports attributed to the foreign sector and the economy's aggregate level of income or production. This relation plays a minor, but growing role in the study of Keynesian economics. A net exports line is characterized by vertical intercept, which indicates autonomous net exports, and slope, which is the negative of the marginal propensity to import and indicates induced net exports. The aggregate expenditures line used in Keynesian economics is derived by adding or stacking the net exports line onto the consumption line, after adding investment expenditures and government purchases.

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