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INDIFFERENCE CURVE: A curve that graphically depicts various combinations of goods that generate the same level of utility to a consumer. In other words, a consumer is "indifferent" among any of the bundles because they all provide the same satisfaction. Indifference curves are combined with a budget line or constraint for indifference curve analysis used to explain many aspects of demand, including the slope of the demand curve and the income and substitution effects.

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CONSTANT-COST INDUSTRY: A perfectly competitive industry with a flat, or perfectly elastic long-run industry supply curve that results because expansion of the industry has no affect on production cost or resource prices. For a constant-cost industry the entry of new firms, prompted by an increase in demand, has no affect on the long-run average cost curve of each firm nor its minimum efficient scale of production.

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LONG-RUN INDUSTRY SUPPLY CURVE

The relation between market price and the quantity supplied by all firms in a perfectly competitive industry after the industry has completed its long-run adjustment. The long-run industry supply curve effectively traces out a series of equilibrium prices and quantities that reflect long-run adjustments of a perfectly competitive industry to demand shocks. This long-run adjustment can take one of three paths, indicating an increasing-cost industry, a decreasing-cost industry, and a constant-cost industry.

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