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DEVALUATION: The act of reducing the price (exchange rate) of one nation's currency in terms of other currencies. This is usually done by a government to lower the price of the country's exports and raise the price of foreign imports, which ultimately results in greater domestic production. The short- and long-run consequences of devaluation are described in the entry on the J curve. A government devalues its currency by actively selling it and buying foreign currencies through the foreign exchange market.

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PER UNIT TAX: A tax that is specified as a fixed amount for each unit of a good sold. Federal excise taxes on gasoline and cigarettes fall into this per unit tax category.

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