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REAL PURCHASING POWER: The ability to acquire wants-and-needs satisfying goods and services with income or money. The real purchasing power of income or money depends on the prices of the goods and services. If the price level, for example, doubles, then a given amount of money can purchase half as many goods and services.

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Lesson 5: Market Demand | Unit 4: Determinants Page: 17 of 20

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The difference between:
  • Demand, the whole range of prices and quantities
  • Quantity demanded, a specific quantity demanded at a specific price.
The difference between:
  • Change in demand, we are changing, moving, shifting, the entire demand curve, the whole set of prices and quantities is changing. The five determinants change the demand.
  • Change in quantity demanded, we have moved to a new quantity on an same demand curve. Only the price of the good changes the quantity demanded.
  • This difference lets us analyze cause and effect.
  • Don't confuse these two.

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INFLATION RATE

The percentage change in the price level from one period to the next. The inflation rate is most commonly presented as an annual average, the percentage change in the average price level from one year to the next. The two most common price indexes used to measure the price level and the inflation rate are the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and the GDP price deflator. The inflation rate is one of several key indicators of business-cycle instability and the overall health of the macroeconomy, with primary focus on tracking the goal of price stability.

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