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MARGINAL UTILITY CURVE: A curve illustrating the relationship between the marginal utility obtained from consuming a good and the quantity of the good consumed. The marginal utility curve can be used to derived the demand curve, which is discussed in detail in the entry on marginal utility and demand. If you've nothing better to do for the moment, let's derive a marginal utility curve.

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INSTITUTION: An established method or way of doing something that's widely accepted throughout society. Common institutions include marriage, markets, high school football in the fall, government, and Christmas gift-giving. Institutions provide the rules and guidelines needed to carry out the day-to-day activities of our lives. Institutions provide the crucial structure of a society and the framework within which economic activity takes place. Without institution structure, anarchy would prevail. With the rules, though, come rigidities that can prevent resources from being allocated efficiently.

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AUTONOMOUS EXPORTS

Exports to the foreign sector that do not depend on domestic income or production (especially national income or gross domestic product). Exports depend on foreign income or production, but not on domestic income or production. While other expenditures have both autonomous and induced components, exports are exclusively autonomous. Autonomous exports are a key part of the autonomous part of net exports. Induced net exports are due to induced imports.

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