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PER UNIT TAX: A tax that is specified as a fixed amount for each unit of a good sold. Federal excise taxes on gasoline and cigarettes fall into this per unit tax category.

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DISCOUNT RATE: The interest rate that the Federal Reserve System charges for loans to banks. To ensure that our nation's banks retain their liquidity and remain in business, the Federal Reserve System stands ready to lend bank reserves on a moment's notice to any bank. The discount rate is the interest rate the Federal Reserve System charges for these loans. Like any interest rate, when it goes up (or down) it discourages (or encourages) borrowing. In principle, the Fed can use the discount rate to control our nation's money supply.

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NUMBER OF BUYERS, DEMAND DETERMINANT

The number of buyers willing and able to buy a good, which is assumed constant when a demand curve is constructed. The number of buyers is one of five demand determinants that shift the demand curve when they change. The other four are buyers' income, buyers' preferences, other prices, and buyers' expectations.

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