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USER CHARGE: A tax that's disguised as a price--a charge for the use of a publicly provided good. Government produces and supplies a number of near-public goods, like education, libraries, parks, and transportation systems. The "prices" for these goods are user charges. The logic is that people who benefit from the good and are willing to pay, should pay for them. While this helps pay production costs, it tends to be inefficient.

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Lesson 2: Economic Science | Unit 1: The Method Page: 3 of 20

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The scientific method follows a process to systematically examine and explain our world.

The process:

  • First, generally accepted principles form a theory.
  • Second, the theory inspires hypotheses.
  • Third, hypotheses are tested with real world data.
  • Fourth, if supported, the hypotheses become principles.
  • Fifth, new principles are added to the theory.
  • Last, new, the improved theory inspires more hypotheses.

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COMPARATIVE STATICS

The technique of comparing the equilibrium resulting from a change in a determinant, or shock to a model, with the equilibrium that existed prior to the change. Comparative statics is the primary analytical technique used in the study of economics.

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Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time watching infomercials trying to buy either a turbo-powered vacuum cleaner or a battery-powered, rechargeable vacuum cleaner. Be on the lookout for empty parking spaces that appear to be near the entrance to a store.
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The average length of a "business lunch" is about 36 minutes.
"Executives who get there and stay suggest solutions when they present the problems. "

-- Malcolm Forbes, business executive

GARCH
Generalized Autoregressive Conditional Heteroskedasticity
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