By Peter E. Kennedy
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The aggregate supply curve becomes upward sloping. 3. At some very high level of output, firms can no longer increase output because they have reached the physical limit of their capacity to produce output. The aggregate supply curve becomes vertical. Anything that increases firms' costs shifts the AS curve in the upward direction. This result occurs because firms will supply the same output only if they are compensated for their higher costs by a higher price. A wage increase is an example of an increase in an input cost shifting the AS curve upward.
Suppose that aggregate demand exceeds national income/output, a situation referred to as excess aggregate demand. In this case, the output produced by the economy is not enough to satisfy all the aggregate demand, so that firms producing and selling goods should experience ï»¿ cover that some employees are often idle. Profit-maximizing firms can react to this situation in one of three main ways: 1. Adjust quantity: lay off workers or cut back workers' hours to stop producing the unwanted output.
025). 36 37 8. 018). 9. 018). 10. 013). A simple rule of thumb often used is that three consecutive months of decline in the index are a sign that the economy will fall into recession. produce the right kind of outputs or distribute them fairly. Those on the right of the political spectrumâ conservatives and Republicansâ believe the government already plays too big a role in the economy, that it is an inefficient allocator of resources, and that individuals, through their spending financed by tax reductions, can cause the market to produce and distribute more desirable outputs in a more efficient fashion.