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AR: The abbreviation for average revenue, which is the revenue received for selling a good, per unit of output sold, found by dividing total revenue by the quantity of output. Average revenue actually goes by a simpler and more widely used term... price. Average revenue is really a fancy-schmancy term for the price received by a seller for selling a good. However, using the longer term average revenue let's us see the connection with other terms, like total revenue, marginal revenue, and quantity.

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PRODUCTION POSSIBILITIES CURVE: A curve that illustrates the production possibilities for the economy. A production possibilities curve (or PPC), like the one presented here, represents the boundary or frontier of the economy's production capabilities. That's why it's also frequently termed a production possibilities frontier (or PPF). As a frontier, it is the maximum production possible given existing (fixed) resources and technology. Producing on the curve means resources are fully employed, while producing inside the curve means resources are unemployed. The law of increasing opportunity cost is what gives the curve its distinctive convex shape.

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UNCERTAINTY

The observation and recognition that information, especially information about the future, is not known. While any number of events might occur in the future, uncertainty exists because which specific events will occur is unknown. A related concept is risk, which is assigning probabilities to potential future outcomes. Uncertainty is a central component in the economic study of information.

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Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time searching the newspaper want ads seeking to buy either clothing for your kitty cats or a set of luggage without wheels. Be on the lookout for strangers with large satchels of used undergarments.
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The Dow Jones family of stock market price indexes began with a simple average of 11 stock prices in 1884.
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