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LONG-RUN MARGINAL COST CURVE: A graphical representation of the relationship between long-run marginal cost and the quantity of output produced. Like other marginal curves, the long-run marginal cost curve follows the average-marginal rule relative to the long-run average cost curve. In all outward appearance, the long-run marginal cost curve looks very much like the short-run marginal cost, that is, it is U-shaped. However, the U-shape is attributable to returns to scale rather than increasing and decreasing marginal returns.

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Lesson 11: Circular Flow | Unit 2: Financial Markets Page: 7 of 22

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Financial markets divert national income from household consumption to business investment.
  • Real side: Goods and resources, physical production used to satisfy wants and needs.
  • Paper side: Legal claims on these physical goods and resources. Examples: Corporate stocks, government bonds, money, bank statements, mortgage contracts.
  • Trading legal claims through financial markets diverts income from consumption to investment.
  • A legal claim buyer gets the legal claim, but gives up income. The legal claim seller gives up the claim and takes possession of the income.
  • Income is diverted from a legal claim buyer (lender, saver) to a legal claim seller (borrower) through the financial markets.Two additional flows: Saving and Investment.

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SLOPE, PRODUCTION POSSIBILITIES CURVE

The numerical value of the slope of the production possibilities curve, which illustrates the alternative combinations of two goods that an economy can produce with given resources and technology, is the opportunity cost of producing the good measured on the horizontal axis.

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