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ELASTIC SUPPLY: Relatively small changes in supply price cause relatively larger changes in quantity supplied. Elastic supply means that changes in the quantity supplied are relatively responsive to changes in the supply price. An elastic supply has a coefficient of elasticity greater than one. You might want to compare elastic supply to inelastic supply, elastic demand, and inelastic demand.

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Using the scientific method to test macroeconomic theories is an evolving process. Over time, more hypotheses are tested and macroeconomic theories grow, expand and improve.
  • Hypotheses from macroeconomic theories are not easily subject to experimental testing. Economists can't control the economy but must wait for it to cooperate.
  • The result of combining different political philosophies and vested interests with the inability to provide definitive explanations, creates alternative, competing theories that seek to explain the world.

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RISK NEUTRALITY

A preference for risk in which a person is indifferent between guaranteed or certain income over risky income. Risk neutrality arises due to constant marginal utility of income. A risk neutral person has no preference for or against risk. This is one of three risk preferences. The other two are risk aversion and risk loving.

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Okun's Law posits that the unemployment rate increases by 1% for every 2% gap between real GDP and full-employment real GDP.
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