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DISCOUNT WINDOW: The means by which the central bank (the Federal Reserve in the United States) makes discount loans to banks. It is through the discount window that banks can obtain the reserves that the might meet their liquidity needs and satisfy reserve requirements. The criteria to manage the discount window are dictated by the discount policy, which includes setting the discount rate and the terms of discount lending. This policy is a way to influence money supply since it can change the volume of the discount loans throughout the banking system.

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Lesson 22: Factor Supply | Unit 1: Background Page: 5 of 25

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  • Factor markets are only part of the economic picture.

  • This diagram depicts the basic circular flow of the economy.

  • The circular flow is the continuous production and consumption interaction among the household and business sectors that takes place through the product and resource markets.
  • Examining the circular flow more closely.

  • Two Sectors:

    • Household
    • Business

  • The household and business sectors interact through Two Markets:

    • Product Markets
    • Resource Markets

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AVERAGE TOTAL COST CURVE

A curve that graphically represents the relation between average total cost incurred by a firm in the short-run product of a good or service and the quantity produced. The average total cost curve is constructed to capture the relation between average total cost and the level of output, holding other variables, like technology and resource prices, constant. The average total cost curve is one of three average curves. The other two are average variable cost curve and average fixed cost curve. A related curve is the marginal cost curve.

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