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TIE-IN SALE: A type of sale in which consumers can buy one good only if they purchase another good as well. For example, if your grocery store sells you a bag of tea with the condition that you buy a pound of sugar, that would be a tie-in sale. Because they allow a monopoly to increase its profit over what it could make by selling the two goods separately at constant prices, tie-in sales can be used to price discriminate. However, it is important to realize that there are other reasons for tie-in sales other than price discrimination, such as to increase efficiency. For example, when we buy a car, it comes as a package of several goods (tires, engine, etc), which would be very difficult (and inefficient) for consumers to assemble if they were bought separately.

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Lesson 14: Production | Unit 5: Supply Page: 25 of 25

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In this unit, you should have learned about:
  • A review of the principles of short-run and long-run production that are encountered by a wide assortment of firms.
  • A preview of how the principles of production affect production cost, price, the law of supply, and industry competition.


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MANAGED FLEXIBLE EXCHANGE RATE

An exchange rate control policy in which an exchange rate that is generally allowed to adjust to equilibrium levels through to the interaction of supply and demand in the foreign exchange market, but with occasional intervention by government. Also termed managed float or dirty float, most nations of the world currently use a managed flexible exchange rate policy. With this alternative an exchange rate is free to rise and fall, but it is subject to government control if it moves too high or too low. With managed float, the government steps into the foreign exchange market and buys or sells whatever currency is necessary keep the exchange rate within desired limits. This is one of three basic exchange rate policies used by domestic governments. The other two policies are flexible exchange rate and fixed exchange rate.

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