October 7, 2015 

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LINE GRAPH: A graph containing one or more lines or curves that are used to represent relations between two (or more) variables. A line graph is a useful method of illustrating scientific principles and hypotheses important for the economic analysis.

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PRICE CEILING: A legally established maximum price. The government is occasionally inclined to keep the price of one good or another from rising too high. Examples include apartments, gasoline, and natural gas. While the goal is invariably a noble one--like keeping stuff affordable for poor people--a price ceiling often does more harm than good. First, it usually creates a shortage, meaning that many of the buyers who being protected against high prices, can't even buy the good. Second, as a consequence of this shortage, a price ceiling is likely to generate a black market where the good is sold illegally above the price ceiling.

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The study of the flow of monetary payments and the exchange of currencies among nations undertaken as a necessary complement to the international trading of goods and services. The exchange of currencies takes place through the foreign exchange market, which determines the foreign exchange rate, or exchange rate or one currency for another. The balance of payments documents the flow of currency payments into and out of a given country. A related area of study is international trade, both of which are part of the broader study of international economics.

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