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LAW OF COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGE: A basic principle that states every nation has a production activity that incurs a lower opportunity cost than that of another nation, which means that trade between the two nations can be beneficial to both if each specializes in the production of a good with lower relative opportunity cost. While this law is fundamental to the study of international trade, it also applies to other activities, especially the specialization and the division of labor.

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CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES: The common term for expenditures by the household sector on gross domestic product. In general consumption expenditures include the wide assortment of goods and services purchased by the household sector that provide satisfaction of wants and needs. Consumption expenditures are divided into three categories -- durable, nondurable, and services.

     See also | consumption | satisfaction | household sector | resources | goods | services | wants | needs | personal consumption expenditures | aggregate expenditures | investment expenditures | government purchases | net exports | circular flow | durable goods, consumption | nondurable goods, consumption | services, consumption |


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INDUCED INVESTMENT

Business investment expenditures that depend on income or production (especially national income and gross domestic product). That is, changes in income induce changes in investment. Induced investment reflects the observation that the business sector is inclined to reinvest profits (boosted by a growing economy) in capital goods. It is measured by the marginal propensity to invest (MPI) and is reflected by the positive slope of investment line. The alternative to induced investment is autonomous investment, which does not depend on income.

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