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DECISION LAG: In the context of economic policies, a part of the implementation lag involving the time it takes for policy makers to determine the appropriate policy to undertake. Another part of the implementation lag is the action lag. For fiscal policy, this involves Congress and the President debating, passing, and signing legislation that changes government spending or taxes. For monetary policy, this involves a meeting among the members of the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee. The decision lag is usually shorter for monetary policy than fiscal policy.

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CETERIS PARIBUS: A Latin term meaning that all other factors are held unchanged. The ceteris paribus assumption is used to isolate the effect one economic factor has on another. Without this assumption, it would be difficult to determine cause and effect in the economy. Relaxing the ceteris paribus assumption is the primary analytical technique used in the study of economics, especially when analyzing the market. Much like a chemist adds one chemical at a time to a mixture to determine the resulting reaction, an economist relaxes one ceteris paribus assumption at a time to observe the results.

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ACCOUNTING PROFIT

The difference between the revenue received by a firm and the explicit accounting cost incurred. This is the profit listed on a firm's balance sheet, appears periodically in the financial sector of the newspaper, and is reported to the Internal Revenue Service for tax purposes. While accounting profit is the "standard" designation of profit used in the business world, economists prefer to use economic profit

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