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INCENTIVE: A cost or benefit that motivates a decision or action by consumers, businesses, or other participants in the economy. Some incentives are explicitly created by government policies to achieve a desired end or they can just be part of the wacky world we call economics. The most noted incentive in the study of economics is that provided by prices. When prices are higher buyers have the "incentive" to buy less and sellers have the "incentive" to sell more. Price incentives play a fundamental role in the . When prices are higher buyers have the "incentive" to buy less and sellers have the "incentive" to sell more. Price incentives play a fundamental role in the allocation. When prices are higher buyers have the "incentive" to buy less and sellers have the "incentive" to sell more. Price incentives play a fundamental role in the allocation system that society uses to answer the three questions of allocation.

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MIDPOINT FORMULA: A simple technique for calculating the coefficient of elasticity that estimates the average elasticity for discrete changes in two variables, A and B. The distinguishing characteristic of this formula is that percentage changes are calculated based on the average of the initial and ending values of each variable, rather than initial values.

     See also | elasticity | coefficient of elasticity | arc elasticity | point elasticity | price elasticity of demand | price elasticity of supply | elasticity and demand slope |


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SAVINGS DEPOSITS

Interest-paying bank accounts maintained by traditional commercial banks, credit unions, savings and loan associations, and mutual savings banks that are used by consumers to store wealth. Savings deposits are one of two types of time deposits. The other is certificates of deposit. Savings deposits, along with certificates of deposit and other near monies, are added to M1 to derive M2.

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