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FLOATING EXCHANGE RATE: An exchange rate determined through the unrestricted interaction of supply and demand in the foreign exchange market. A floating exchange rate means that a nation's government is NOT trying to manipulate currency prices to achieve some change in the exports or imports.

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MORAL HAZARD: Moral hazard occurs when a person changes behavior to the detriment of another person, after an agreement has been reached. This is an important information problem with insurance. The problem is that the harmed party does not have information concerning the change in behavior.

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ASSUMPTION

An initial condition or statement of a model or theory that sets the stage for an analysis by abstracting from the real world. Assumptions are important to economic analysis. Some assumptions are used to simplify a complex analysis into more easily manageable parts. Other assumptions are used as control conditions that are subsequently changed to evaluate the consequences.

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