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Economic Definition of change in aggregate expenditures. Defined.

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Term change in aggregate expenditures Definition: The movement along an aggregate demand curve caused by a change in the price level. This should be contrasted directly with a change in aggregate demand. You might also want to review the terms change in quantity demanded and change in demand, as well. A change in aggregate expenditures means that we have identified a NEW level of expenditures on the existing aggregate demand curve. In contrast, a change in aggregate demand means that we have changed, moved, or shifted, the entire aggregate demand curve, the whole range of price levels and aggregate expenditures has changed.

 

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