economics, aggregate behavior refers to relationships between economic aggregates such as national income, government expenditureand aggregate demand. For example, the consumption functionis a relationship between aggregate demandfor consumption and aggregate disposable income.
Models of aggregate behavior may be derived from direct observation of the economy, or from models of individual behavior. Theories of aggregate behavior are central to
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