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NOMINAL: The actual dollar price of stuff when it's bought or sold. The contrast is with the term real, which is actual value adjusted for price changes or inflation.

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SHORT-RUN PRODUCTION: An analysis of the production decision made by a firm in the short run, with the ultimate goal of explaining the law of supply and the upward-sloping supply curve. The central feature of this short-run analysis is the law of diminishing marginal returns, which results in the short run when larger amounts of a variable input, like labor, are added to a fixed input, like capital. This analysis of short-run production is but the first step in a brisk walk toward a better understanding of supply. Further steps include the cost of short-run production, especially marginal cost, and the market structure in which a firm operates, such as perfect competition or monopoly.

     See also | fixed input | variable input | law of diminishing marginal returns | marginal product | total product | average product | marginal cost | total variable cost | total cost | total fixed cost | profit maximization | total revenue and total cost | marginal revenue and marginal cost |


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SILVER CERTIFICATES

Paper currency issued and authorized by the U.S. Department of the Treasury that is, in principle, backed up by, and exchangeable for, an equivalent value of silver. Silver certificates were in circulation as a medium of exchange for the U.S. economy during two periods, 1878 to 1923 and 1928 to 1957. A similar form of paper currency is gold certificates.

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