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PIGOUVIAN TAX: A tax on an external cost, such as pollution, designed to use market forces to achieve an efficient allocation of resources. A. C. Pigou, one of the first economists to study the market failure of externalities, is credited with developing this tax system for internalizing costs external to the market. An external cost caused by pollution, for example, can be internalized if polluters pay a tax equal to the value of the external cost.

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Lesson 21: Factor Demand | Unit 2: Derived Demand Page: 7 of 24

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  • The demand for a factor of production is derived from the demand for production.

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  • Factor demand is the demand for the use of the productive services of resources, or factors of production, which is the prices buyers are willing and able to pay at for a range of different quantities.
  • And factor demand is a derived demand.

  • Derived demand is the demand for the services of a resource or factor of production resulting from the demand for the good or service produced.

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AGGREGATE DEMAND INCREASE, SHORT-RUN AGGREGATE MARKET

A shock to the short-run aggregate market caused by an increase in aggregate demand, resulting in and illustrated by a rightward shift of the aggregate demand curve. An increase in aggregate demand in the short-run aggregate market results in an increase in the price level and an increase in real production. The level of real production resulting from the shock can be greater or less than full-employment real production.

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During the American Revolution, the price of corn rose 10,000 percent, the price of wheat 14,000 percent, the price of flour 15,000 percent, and the price of beef 33,000 percent.
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