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NEW CLASSICAL ECONOMICS: A body of economic thought emerging in the last quarter of the 20th century based on greater reliance on voluntary market exchanges, a laissez faire approach to government policies, and recognition of the supply-side of the economy. New classical economics, as the name implies, is a rejuvenation of classical economics that dominated economic thought from the 1770s to the 1930s and was developed to counter Keynesian economics that was prevalent from the 1930s to the 1970s.

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ELASTIC DEMAND: Relatively small changes in demand price cause relatively larger changes in quantity demanded. Elastic demand means that changes in the quantity demanded are relatively responsive to changes in the demand price. An elastic demand has a coefficient of elasticity greater than one (the negative value is ignored). You might want to compare elastic demand to inelastic demand, elastic supply, and inelastic supply.

     See also | elasticity | elastic | inelastic | relatively inelastic | perfectly inelastic | relatively elastic | unit elastic | perfectly elastic | demand price | quantity demanded | inelastic demand | inelastic supply | elastic supply | elasticity and demand slope |


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Eliminating macroeconomic fluctuations in prices, employment, and production. Stability is primarily directed toward keeping inflation in check and avoiding high or unpredictable inflation rates that create uncertainty and cause haphazard redistribution of income and wealth. This is one of the five economic goals and one of three macroeconomic goals. The other goals are economic growth, full employment, efficiency, and equity.

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