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AD VALOREM TARIFF: A tax on imports that is specified as a percentage of the value of the good or service being taxed. This is one form of trade barrier that's intended to restrict imports into a country. Unlike nontariff barriers and quotas, which increase prices and thus revenue received by domestic producers, an 'ad valorem tariff' generates revenue for the government. For example: a 15 percent ad valorem tariff on a TV set worth $100 would pay a tariff of $15. One advantage of an ad valorem tariff is that it keeps up with changes in prices (mostly inflation).

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Lesson 22: Factor Supply | Unit 5: Taking Stock Page: 23 of 25

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  • Let's take stock of what factor supply is:

    • First, factor supply is one side of the factor market, the other being factor demand.

    • Second, that each of the four factors of production have different considerations for factor supply.

    • Third, that factor markets have differing degrees of market control on the buying side, which affects the factor cost incurred by the buyers.

    • Fourth, that while factor supply is the relation between factor quantity and factor price, other factor supply determinants are also important.


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A condition in which a given good or resource is limited relative to its desired uses. This is a special condition of the general condition of scarcity. A scarce good or resource is typically exchanged through markets and carries a positive price.

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