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ENTRY BARRIER: An institutional, government, technological, or economic restriction on the entry of firms into a market or industry. The four primary barriers to entry are: resource ownership, patents and copyrights, government restrictions, and start-up costs. Barriers to entry are a key reason for market control and the inefficiency that this generates. In particular, monopoly, oligopoly, monopsony, and oligopsony often owe their market control to assorted barriers to entry. By way of contrast, perfect competition, monopolistic competition, and monopsonistic competition have few if any barriers to entry and thus little or no market control.

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DEMERIT GOOD: A good that society, usually government, deems is overvalued by consumers in normal market exchanges. As such, governments typically restrict the consumption of demerit goods through policies such as taxes or direct government control. Demerit goods are often have characteristics of quasi-public goods or externality by-products. Examples include tobacco and narcotic drugs. The counter type of good is a merit good.

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FEDERAL RESERVE DEPOSITS

Deposits that commercial banks keep with the Federal Reserve System. Federal Reserve deposits play three key roles in the banking system. One, they are used by the Federal Reserve system to process or clear checks. Two, they are loaned between commercial banks through the Federal funds market. Three, they are used by the Federal Reserve System to control the money supply. Federal Reserve deposits are one of two types of bank assets that are considered bank reserves and used to satisfy reserve requirements. The other is vault cash.

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