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Economic Definition of autonomous government purchases. Defined.

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Term autonomous government purchases Definition: Government purchases that are unrelated to income or production (especially national income or gross national product). These are government purchases that would occur even if national income was zero. Autonomous government purchases are graphically depicted as the vertical intercept of the government purchases line relating government purchases to national income. Changes in autonomous government purchases, along with changes in other autonomous expenditures, are what trigger the multiplier effect.


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