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ADVERSE SELECTION: When a negotiation between two people with different amounts of information, that is, asymmetric information, restricts the quality of the good traded. This typically happens because the person with more information is able to negotiate a favorable exchange. This is frequently referred to as the "market for lemons."

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Lesson 7: Market | Unit 4: Adjustment Page: 16 of 22

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  • How competitive markets tend to be self-correcting because nonequilibrium prices create shortages and surpluses that move the price back to the equilibrium level.
  • How shortages, with quantity demanded greater then quantity supplied, are created for prices below the equilibrium level.
  • 3. Why a shortage causes price to increase back to the equilibrium level.
  • How surpluses, with quantity demanded less then quantity supplied, are created for prices above the equilibrium level.
  • Why a surplus causes price to decrease back to the equilibrium level.


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AVERAGE VARIABLE COST CURVE

A curve that graphically represents the relation between average variable cost incurred by a firm in the short-run product of a good or service and the quantity produced. This curve is constructed to capture the relation between average variable cost and the level of output, holding other variables, like technology and resource prices, constant. The average variable cost curve is one of three average curves. The other two are average total cost curve and average fixed cost curve. A related curve is the marginal cost curve.

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Ragnar Frisch and Jan Tinbergen were the 1st Nobel Prize winners in Economics in 1969.
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