Consumer goods goods or services that will be used

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Consumer goods - goods or services that will be used immediately by the person who buys them Capital goods - goods (equipment) that will be used to make something else Capitalization - the process of building the supply of capital used in production Demand Side of Market - buyers in either the product or factor market Supply Side of Market - sellers in either the product or factor market Law of Demand - prices are negatively related to quantities for consumers Law of Supply - prices are posively related to quantities for producers Equilibrium - buyers and sellers reach agreement about the price of the product or service and how much of it will be exchanged Substitutes - the consumer considers two (or more) products to be an either-or choice. Only one will be purchased. Recognize an example. Complements - the consumer must buy both (or all) of these products together. They will not substitute for one another. Recognize an example. Law of Substitutes - substitute prices rise and fall together; the consumer choosing the cheapest alternative puts constant upward pressure on the demand for the cheapest substitute, raising its price Law of Complements - complementary prices change in opposite directions; a rising price for any one complement puts downward pressure on the demand for everything else in the consumer's budget, causing those other prices to fall.
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Surplus - quantity supplied is greater than quantity demanded; price must fall to clear the market Shortage - quantity demanded is greater than quantity supplied; price must rise to clear the market
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