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MARGINAL PROPENSITY TO IMPORT: The proportion of each additional dollar of household income that is used for imports. Or alternatively, this is the change in imports due to a change in disposable income. Abbreviated MPI, the marginal propensity to import plays a minor role in modifying the aggregate expenditure line and the multiplier effect.

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FEDERAL FUNDS: Deposits that banks keep with the Federal Reserve System. These deposits are important for bank stability, clearing checks between banks, money creation, and money supply control. They are also borrowed and loaned between banks through the federal funds market. The interest charged for these loans is the Federal Fund rate.

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RESOURCE PRICES, SUPPLY DETERMINANT

The prices of the resource inputs that affect production cost and the ability to sell a particular good, which are assumed constant when a supply curve is constructed. An increase in resources prices causes a decrease in supply and a decrease in resource prices causes an increase in supply. Resources prices are one of five supply determinants that shift the supply curve when they change. The other four are production technology, other prices, sellers' expectations, and number of sellers.

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