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INDIRECT: The mathematical notion that two variables change in the opposite directions, that is, an increase in X goes with a decrease in Y, or a decrease in X goes with an increase in Y. The alternative to an indirect relation is a direct relation, in which an increase in one variable goes with an increase in the other. Indirect relations are graphically illustrated by negatively-sloped curves, a common example being the demand curve.

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Lesson 23: Factor Market Equilibrium | Unit 1: Intro Page: 5 of 24

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  • Factor markets are only part of the economic picture.

  • This diagram depicts the basic circular flow of the economy.

  • The circular flow is the continuous production and consumption interaction among the household and business sectors that takes place through the product and resource markets.
  • Examining the circular flow more closely.

  • Two Sectors:
    • Household
    • Business

  • The household and business sectors interact through Two Markets:

    • Product Markets
    • Resource Markets


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MARGINAL PROPENSITY TO INVEST

The change in business investment expenditures induced by a change in income or production (national income or gross domestic product). The marginal propensity to invest (abbreviated MPI) is another term for the slope of the investment line and is calculated as the change in investment divided by the change in income or production. The MPI plays a role in Keynesian economics. It augments the slope of the aggregate expenditures line and is part to the multiplier process. A related marginal measure is the marginal propensity to consume.

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