, effective demand
) in a market is the demand
for a product or service which occurs when purchasers are constrained in a different market. It contrasts with notional demand
, which is the demand that occurs when purchasers are not constrained in any other market. In the aggregated market for goods in general, demand, notional or effective, is referred to as aggregate demand
. The concept of effective supply
parallels the concept of effective demand. The concept of effective demand or supply becomes relevant when markets do not continuously maintain equilibrium
Examples of spillovers
One example involves spillovers from the labor market to the goods market. If there is labour market
disequilibrium such that individuals cannot supply all the labor they want to supply, then the amount that they are able to supply will influence their demand for goods; the demand for goods, contingent on the constraint on the amount of labor that can be supplied, is their effective demand for goods. In contrast, if there were no labor market disequilibrium
, individuals would simultaneously choose both their quantity of labor to supply and the quantity of goods to purchase, and the latter would be their notional demand for goods. In this example, the effective demand for goods would be less than the notional demand for goods.
Conversely, if there are goods market shortages
, individuals may choose to supply less labor (and enjoy more leisure) than they would in the absence of goods market disequilibrium
. The amount of labor they choose to supply, contingent on the constraint on the amount of goods they can buy, is the effective supply of labor.
Another example involves spillovers from credit markets
to the goods market. If there is credit rationing
, some individuals are constrained in the amount of funds they can borrow to finance goods purchases (including consumer durables
and houses), so their effective demand for goods, as a function of this constraint, is less than their notional demand for goods (the amount they would buy if they could borrow all they want to).
Firms can also exhibit effective demands or supplies that differ from notional demands or supplies. They too can be credit constrained, resulting in their effective demand for goods such as physical capital
differing from their notional demand. In addition, in a time of labor shortage, they are constrained in how much labor they can employ; therefore the amount of goods they choose to supply at any potential goods price—their effective supply of goods—will be less than their notional supply. And if firms are constrained by excess supply
in the goods market, limiting how much goods they can sell, then their effective demand for labor will be less than their notional demand for labor.
The excess demands in different markets can influence each other. The presence of excess demand in one market influences effective demand or supply in another market, which may influence the degree of disequilibrium in the latter market; in turn, the constraints imposed on participants in that market influence their effective demand or supply in the former market.
According to Keynesian economics
, weak demand results in unplanned accumulation of inventories, leading to diminished production and income
, and increased unemployment
. This triggers a multiplier effect
which draws the economy toward underemployment equilibrium
. By the same token, strong demand results in unplanned reduction of inventories, which tends to increase production, employment, and incomes. If entrepreneurs
consider such trends sustainable, investments
typically increase, thereby improving potential levels of production.
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