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NEEDS: This are often thought of as a physiological or biological requirement for maintaining life, such as the need for air, water, food, shelter, and sleep. Satisfaction is achieved by fulfilling needs. Physiological needs should be contrasted with psychological wants that make life more enjoyable but are not necessary to stay alive. However, when push comes to shove, and the nitty gets down to the gritty, it matters very little to markets if people need goods or want goods, so long as they are motivated to satisfy them. This motivation is what drives economic activity.

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Lesson 9: Consumer Demand | Unit 4: The Curves Page: 19 of 22

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In this unit, you should have learned about:
  • The total utility curve as a plot of the relation between total utility and the quantity consumed.
  • The marginal utility curve as a plot of the relation between marginal utility and the quantity consumed.
  • A comparison of the total utility and marginal utility curves.
  • That marginal utility is the slope of the total utility curve.

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SIMPLE TAX MULTIPLIER

A measure of the change in aggregate production caused by changes in a government taxes that shocks the macroeconomy, when consumption is the ONLY induced expenditure. The simple tax multiplier is the negative marginal propensity to consume times the inverse of one minus the marginal propensity to consume. A related multiplier is the simple expenditures multiplier, which measures the change in aggregate production caused by changes in an autonomous expenditure.

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