Apr 21 2012
The short run aggregate supply curve is sometimes referred to as the “inflexible wage and price model”, because workers’ wage demands take time to adjust to changes in the overall price level; therefore, in the short run an economy may produce well below or beyond its full employment level of output. Explains why short run aggregate supply is horizontal below full employment and nearly vertical beyond full employment.
About the author: Jason Welker teaches International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement Economics at Zurich International School in Switzerland. In addition to publishing various online resources for economics students and teachers, Jason developed the online version of the Economics course for the IB and is has authored two Economics textbooks: Pearson Baccalaureate’s Economics for the IB Diploma and REA’s AP Macroeconomics Crash Course. Jason is a native of the Pacific Northwest of the United States, and is a passionate adventurer, who considers himself a skier / mountain biker who teaches Economics in his free time. He and his wife keep a ski chalet in the mountains of Northern Idaho, which now that they live in the Swiss Alps gets far too little use. Read more posts by this author