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IMPORTS LINE: A graphical depiction of the relation between imports bought from the foreign sector and the domestic economy's aggregate level of income or production. This relation is most important for deriving the net exports line, which plays a minor, but growing role in the study of Keynesian economics. An imports line is characterized by vertical intercept, which indicates autonomous imports, and slope, which is the marginal propensity to import and indicates induced imports. The aggregate expenditures line used in Keynesian economics is derived by adding or stacking the net exports line, derived as the difference between the exports line and imports line, onto the consumption line, after adding investment expenditures and government purchases.

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CHECKABLE DEPOSITS

Checking account deposits maintained by traditional commercial banks and depository thrift institutions (savings and loan associations, credit unions, and mutual savings banks) that are generally accepted in payment in exchange for goods and services. These accounts, also termed transactions deposits, make it possible for customers transfer funds easily and quickly to another, which makes them ideally suited for use as money. Checkable deposits are approximately one-half of the official M1 monetary aggregate tracked by the Federal Reserve System. The other half is currency (paper bills and metal coins).

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