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BACKWARD-BENDING LABOR SUPPLY CURVE: A labor supply curve that is positively-sloped for relatively small quantities of labor and negatively-sloped for relatively large quantities of labor. In other words, workers supply larger quantities of labor in response to a higher wage when the wage is relatively low. However, when the wage reaches a relatively high level, further increases in the wage entice workers to reduce the quantity supplied. The supply curve thus bends back on itself. The reason for the negatively-sloped, backward-bending segment rests with the tradeoff between labor and leisure. Workers decide to "spend" a portion of their higher wage "buying" more leisure time, and thus working less. The end result is that the higher wage decreases the quantity of labor supplied.

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CHANGE IN AGGREGATE EXPENDITURES: The movement along an aggregate demand curve caused by a change in the price level. This should be contrasted directly with a change in aggregate demand. You might also want to review the terms change in quantity demanded and change in demand, as well. A change in aggregate expenditures means that we have identified a NEW level of expenditures on the existing aggregate demand curve. In contrast, a change in aggregate demand means that we have changed, moved, or shifted, the entire aggregate demand curve, the whole range of price levels and aggregate expenditures has changed.

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INVESTMENT EXPENDITURES

Expenditures made by the business sector on final goods and services, or gross domestic product, especially the purchase of productive capital goods. Investment expenditures play a central role in macroeconomic activity affecting both short-run business cycles and long-run economic growth. These expenditures reflect the general act of investment involving foregoing current satisfaction to produce capital goods and are officially measured by gross private domestic investment. These are one of four expenditures on gross domestic product. The other three are consumption expenditures, government purchases, and net exports.

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