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LABOR-LEISURE TRADEOFF: The perpetual tradeoff faced by human beings between the amount of time spent engaged in wage-paying productive work and satisfaction-generating leisure activities. The key to this tradeoff is a comparison between the wage received from working and the amount of satisfaction generated from leisure. Such a comparison generally means that a higher wage entices people to spend more time working, which entails a positively sloped labor supply curve. However, the backward-bending labor supply curve results when a higher wage actually entices people to work less and to "consume" more leisure time.

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Lesson 20: Oligopoly | Unit 1: Intro Page: 5 of 24

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In this unit, you should have learned about:
  • Oligopoly as a market structure characterized by a large number of relatively small firms, each of which possesses significant market control.
  • That oligopoly markets are noted for practising competition among the few, having significant entry barriers, and are inefficient enough to prompt government intervention.
  • That oligopoly lies close to monopoly on the market structure spectrum, but that there is no clear-cut dividing line between oligopoly and monopolistic competition.
  • A few of the real world oligopoly markets, including automobile, computers, petroleum, tires, banking, long distance, television, and airlines.
  • Two key structural characteristics of oligopoly -- concentration and entry barriers.
  • Six key behavioral characteristics of oligopoly -- interdependence, price rigidity, nonprice competition, price leadership, collusion, mergers.


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AGGREGATE SUPPLY

The total (or aggregate) real production of final goods and services available in the domestic economy at a range of price levels, during a given time period. Aggregate supply, usually abbreviated AS, is two different relations between price level and real production--long run and short run. With long-run aggregate supply, prices and wages are flexible and all markets are in equilibrium. With short-run aggregate supply some prices and wage are NOT flexible and some markets are NOT in equilibrium. This is one half of the AS-AD (aggregate market) analysis. The other half is aggregate demand.

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