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EC 309 Practice Questions for Test 1

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Intermediate Macroeconomics
Hoda A El-Karasky
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EC, EC 309, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Macroeconomics
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Hoda Karasky ** These are practice questions from the homework, quizzes, and other test questions online ** The first bullet is the question and the second is the answer or answers ** I’ve highlighted the questions Professor Karasky pointed out in class as well as the important math Homework and Quiz Questions and Other Practice Tests Questions: Chapters 1-3  GDP is: o Income of everyone in the economy o Expenditure on the economy’s output of goods and services o Output of the economy  The total income of everyone in the economy is exactly equal to the total: o Expenditure on the economy’s output of goods and services  An economy’s _______ equals its _______: o Income; expenditure on goods and services  Measures of the GDP: o Income from all production in the economy o Expenditures on all final goods and services produced o Value of all final production  It is a national income accounting rule that all expenditure on purchases of products is necessarily equal to: o Income of the producers of the products  Two equivalent ways to view GDP are as the: o Total income of everyone in the economy or the total expenditure on the economy’s output of goods and services  Consumption depends positively on _______ and investment depends negatively on _______ o Disposable income; the real interest rate  Example of a flow variable: o Income o The government budget deficit o The number of new automobile purchases o The number of people losing their jobs o Business expenditures on plant and equipment  Example of a stock variable: o Wealth o The number of unemployed people o The amount of capital in the economy  The amount of capital in an economy is a ______ and the amount of investment is a ______: o Stock; flow  Assume that total output consists of 4 apples and 6 oranges and that apples cost $1 each and oranges cost $0.50 each. In this case, the value of GDP is: o (4)(1) + (6)(.5)= 7  When a firm sells a product out of inventory, GDP: o Is not changed Hoda Karasky  When bread is baked but put away for later sale, this is called: o Investment in inventory  Variables that a model tries to explain are called: o Endogenous  A measure of how fast prices are rising is called the: o Inflation rate  Deflation occurs when: o Prices fall  The assumption of flexible prices is a more plausible assumption when applied to price changes that occur: o In the long run  The assumption of continuous market clearing means that: o At any given instant, byers can buy all that they want and sellers can sell all that they want at the going price  Variables that a model takes as given are called: o Exogenous  The value added on an item produced means: o The value of a firm’s output less the value of the intermediate goods that the firm purchases  A woman marries her butler. Before they were married, she paid him $20,000 per year. He continues to wait on her as before (but as a husband rather than as a wage earner) She earns $1,000,000 per year both before and after her marriage. The marriage: o Decreases GDP by $20,000  Unlike the GDP deflator, the CPI includes the price of: o Imported goods  The CPI is determined by computing: o The price of a fixed basket of goods and services, relative to the price of the same basket in a base year  An increase in the price of goods bought by firms and the government will show up in: o The GDP deflator but not in the CPI  When prices of different goods are increasing by different amounts, the price index that will rise the fastest is: o The CPI  Economic profit is zero if: o All factors are paid their marginal products and there are constant returns to scale  If total investment equals $741, business fixed investment is $524, and residential fixed investment is $222, then inventory investment is: o $-5  In the national income accounts, net exports equal: o Exported goods and services minus imported goods and services  In the national income accounts, consumption expenditures include all of the following except household purchases of: o New residential housing  In a closed economy, private saving equals: Hoda Karasky o Y – T – C  In a closed economy with fixed output, when government spending increases: o Public savings decreases  According to the neoclassical theory of distribution, total output is divided between payments to capital and payments to labor depending on their: o Marginal productivities  Assume that a tire company sells 4 tires to an automobile company for $400, another company sells a compact disc player for $500, and the automobile company puts all of these items in or on a car that it sells for $20,000. In this case, the amount from these transactions that should be counted in GDP is: o 20,000  The value added of an item produced refers to: o The value of a firm’s output less the value of the intermediate goods that the firm purchases  Assume that a firm buys all the parts that it puts into an automobile for $10,000, pays its workers $10,000 to fabricate the automobile, and sells the automobile for $22,000. In this case, the value added by the automobile company is: o 22,000-10,000= $12,000  In computing GDP: o The value of intermediate goods is included in the market price of the final goods  To avoid double counting in the computation of GDP, only the value of ________ goods are included o Final  If the consumption function is given by C= 500 + 0.5(Y – T), and Y is 6000 and T is given by T= 200+0.2Y, then C equals: o 2800  If the consumption function is given by C= 150 + 0.85Y and Y increases by 1 unit, then savings: o Increases by 0.15  Imputed values included in GDP are the: o Estimated value of goods and services that are not sold in the marketplace  An example of an imputed value in the GDP is the: o Housing services enjoyed by homeowners  In principle, the GDP accounts should- but do not- have an imputation for: o Rental services of automobiles driven by owners  The underground economy: o Includes domestic workers for whom Social Security tax is not collected  Nominal GDP is measured in ________ dollars _______ time: o Current; per unit of  Nominal GDP means the value of goods and services is measured in ______ prices: o Current  Real GDP means the value of goods and services is measured in ________ prices: o Constant  Assume that apples cost $0.50 in 2002 and $1 in 2009, whereas oranges cost $1 in 2002 and $1.50 in 2009. If 4 apples were produced in 2002 and 5 in 2009, whereas 3 oranges were produced in 2002 and 4 in 2009, then real GDP (in 2002 prices) in 2009 was: Hoda Karasky o Real GDP= (5)(.5) + (4)(1)= $6.50  The best measure of the economic satisfaction of the members of a society is: o Real GDP  If nominal GDP in 2009 equals $14 trillion and real GDP in 2009 equals $11 trillion, what is the value of the GDP deflator o (14)/(11)= 1.27  If the GDP deflator in 2009 equals 1.25 and nominal GDP in 2009 equals $15 trillion, what is the value of real GDP in 2009 o (1.25) = (15)/(real GDP) real GDP = $12 trillion  The GDP deflator is equal to: o The ration of nominal GDP to real GDP  Assume that apples costs $0.50 in 2002 and $1 in 2009, whereas oranges in oranges cost $1 in 2002 and $1.50 in 2009. If 4 apples were produced in 2002 and 5 in 2009, whereas 3 oranges were produced in 2002 and 4 in 2009, then the GDP deflator in 2009, using a base year or 2002, was approximately: o Nominal GDP= 9.5 and Real GDP= 5.5 so, GDP deflator= (9.5)/(5.5)= 1.7  Real GDP is a better measure of economic well-being than nominal GDP, because real GDP: o Measures changes in the quantity of goods and services produced by holding prices constant  In the national income accounts, net exports equal: o Exported goods and services minus imported goods and services  If GDP (measured in billions of current dollars) is $5,465 and the sum of consumption, investment, and government purchases is $5,496, while exports equal $673, imports are: o 5465= 5496 + (673 – imports) Imports= $704  GNP equals GDP ________ income earned domestically by foreigners ______ income that nationals earn abroad: o Minus; plus  Prices of items included in the CPI are: o Weighted according to quantity of the item purchased by the typical household  Assume that apples costs $0.50 in 2002 and $1 in 2009, whereas oranges in oranges cost $1 in 2002 and $1.50 in 2009. If 4 apples were produced in 2002 and 5 in 2009, whereas 3 oranges were produced in 2002 and 4 in 2009, the CPI for 2009, using 2002 as the base year is: o (cost of current basket)/(cost of basket in base year) = (9.5)(5) = ???????  Assume that the adult population of the US is 191.6 million, total employment is 117.6 million, and 9.4 million are unemployed. Then the unemployment rate, as normally computed, is approximately: o (number of unemployed)/ (labor force) *100  (9.4)/(127.3) = 7.4%  If 7 million workers are unemployed, 143 million workers are employed, and the adult population equals 200 million, then the unemployment rate equals approximately: o (number of unemployed)/ (labor force) *100  (7)/(150) = 4.7%  If the unemployment rate is 6% and the number of employed is 188 million, then the labor force equals: Hoda Karasky o (unemployment rate) = (number of unemployed)/ (labor force) *100 o (.06) = (x)/(188+x)*100  labor force= 11.28 million  If the adult population equals 250 million, of which 145 million are employed and 5 million are unemployed, the labor force participation rate equals: o (labor force)/(population)  (150)/(250) = 60%  The employment statistic computed from the establishment survey do not include: o the self-employed  they do include:  workers with two jobs  workers on firms’ payrolls  part time workers on firms’ payrolls  A worker with two jobs is counted: o Once in the household survey, but twice in the establishment survey  Chapters 3-6  If an earthquake destroys some of the capital stock, the neoclassical theory of distribution predicts: o The real wage will fall and the real rental price of capital will rise  According to the model developed in Chapter 3, when government spending increases but taxes are not raised, interest rates: o Increase  The classical dichotomy: o Is said to hold when the values of real variables can be determined without any reference to nominal variables or the existence of money  In the classical model with fixed income, if the demand for goods and services is greater than the supply, the interest rate will: o Increase  The government raises lump-sum taxes on income by $100 billion, and the neoclassical economy adjusts so that output does not change. If the marginal propensity to consume is 0.6, private saving: o Falls by $40 billion  When the demand for loanable funds exceeds the supply of loanable funds, households want to save _______ than firms want to invest and the interest rate _______ o Less; rises  Assume that equilibrium GDP (Y) is 5,000. Consumption (C) is given by the equation C= 500 + 0.6Y. No government exists. In this case, equilibrium investment is: o Y= C+I+G o 5000= 3500 + I o I= 1500  The value of net exports is also the value of o The excess of national saving over domestic investment  Economists use the term money to refer to: o Assets used for transactions  All of the following are considered major functions of money: o Medium of exchange o Unit of account Hoda Karasky o Store of value  When a pizza maker lists the price of pizza as $10, this is an example of using money as a: o Unit of account  To make a trade in a barter economy requires: o A double coincidence of wants  In a country on a gold standard, the quantity of money is determined by the: o Amount of gold  Open market operations are: o Federal Reserve purchases and sales of government bonds  Currency equals: o The sum of coins and paper money  All of the following assets are included in M1: o Currency o Demand deposits o Traveler’s checks  The definition of the transactions velocity of money is: o Transactions divided by prices multiplied by money  If there are 100 transactions in a year and the average value of each transaction is $10, then if there is $200 of money in the economy, transactions velocity is _____ times per year o (10/200)*(100) = 5  If the average price of goods and services in the economy equals $10 and the quantity of money in the economy equals $200,000, then real balances in the economy equal: o (M)/(P) = (200,000)/(10) = $20,000  If the quantity of real money balances is kY, where k is constant, then velocity is: o (1)/(k)  Consider the money demand function that takes the form (M/P) = kY, where M is the quantity of money, P is the price level, and Y is real output. If the money supply is growing at a 10% rate, real output is growing at a 3% rate, and k is constant, what is the rate of inflation? o Money supply changes: 10% o Real output changes: 3% o So, inflation= 10 – 3 = 7%  Percentage change in P is approximately equal to the percentage change in: o M minus % change in Y plus % change in velocity o % ∆ P = M - % ∆ Y + % ∆ V  The right of seigniorage is the right to o Print money  “Inflation tax” means that: o as the price level rises, taxpayers are pushed into higher tax brackets  If the real interest rate declines by 1% and the inflation rate increases by 2%, the nominal interest rate must: o Fisher effect: i = r + π o = -1% + 2% = 1%  Evidence from the past 40 years in the U.S. supports the Fisher effect and shows that when the inflation rate is high, the ______ interest rate tends to be ________ Hoda Karasky o Nominal; high  Equilibrium in the market for goods and services determines the ______ interest rate and the expected rate of inflation determines the _____ interest rate: o Ex ante real; ex ante nominal  The opportunity cost of holding money is the o Nominal interest rate  Consider a money demand function that takes the form (M/P) = Y/4i, where M is the quantity of money, P is the price level, and Y is real output, and i is the nominal interest rate. What is the average velocity of money in this economy? o Start with MV=PY o Then, MV/P = Y o Then, M/P= Y/V o So, V= 4i  According to the classical theory of money, reducing inflation will not make workers richer because firms will increase product prices _______ each year and give workers _______ raises o Less; smaller  Inflation _______ the variability of relative prices and ________ allocative efficiency o Increases; decreases  In the case of an unanticipated inflation: o Creditors with an unindexed contract are hurt because they get less than they expected in real terms  If inflation is 6% and a worker received a 4% wage increase, then the worker’s real wage: o Decreased 2%  A rate of inflation that exceeds 50% per month is typically referred to an a: o Hyperinflation  The major source of government revenue in most countries that experience a hyperinflation is: o Seigniorage  In practice, in order to stop a hyperinflation, in addition to stopping monetary growth, the government must: o Lower taxes and raise government spending  An example of a nominal variable is the o Money supply  People use money as a medium of exchange when they: o Use money to buy goods and services  A country that is on a gold standard primarily uses: o Commodity money  To reduce the money supply, the Federal Reserve: o Sells government bonds  In the U.S., monetary policy is controlled by: o The Federal Reserve  Money market mutual fund shares are included in: o M2 only  Credit card balances are included in: o Neither M1 nor M2 Hoda Karasky  In the U.S., the money supply is determined: o Jointly by the Fed and by the behavior of individuals who hold money and of banks in which money is held  In a 100% reserve banking system, banks: o Cannot affect the money supply  The value of banks’ owners’ equity is called bank: o Capital  If currency held by the public equals $100 billion, reserves held by banks equal $50 billion, and bank deposits equal $500 billion, then the monetary base equals: o B = C + R o So, $100 + $50 = $150 billion  The ratio of the money supply to the monetary base is called: o The money multiplier: M = m*B  High powered money is another name for: o M2  If the ratio of reserves to deposits (rr) increases, while the ratio of currency to deposits (cr) is constant and the monetary base (B) is constant, then: o rr= R/D and cr= C/D and B= C+R and money supply = M = C+D o therefore, that can increase rr is to decrease D, which decreases the money supply o So, the money supply decreases  The money supply will increase if the: o Monetary base increases  If you hear in the news that the Federal Reserve conducted open market purchases, then you should expect the ________ to increase: o The money supply  When the Fed increases the interest rate paid on reserves, it: o Increases the reserve deposit ratio (rr)  Assume that the monetary base (B) is $100 billion, the reserve deposit ratio (rr) is 0.1, and the currency deposit ratio (cr) is 0.1 o Find money supply.  100 = C+R 0.1= R/D 0.1= C/D  M= C+D = $550 billion o If rr changes to 0.2, but cr is 0.1 and B is unchanged, what is the money supply  $366.67 o If rr is 0.1 and cr is 0.2, but B is unchanged, what is the money supply  $400  In a small open economy, policies that increase: o Investment tend to cause a trade deficit (exports < imports)  Assume that a small open economy gets involved in a global war, in which its government purchases  increase and the rest of the world's government purchases also increase. Then, for the small country,  net exports:  o May increase or decrease  If the real exchange rate between the US and Japan remains unchanged, and the inflation rate in the US is 6% and the inflation rate in Japan is 3%, the: o Yen will appreciate by 3% against the dollar  The doctrine of purchasing power parity: Hoda Karasky o Provides a reason to expect that movements in the real exchange rate will typically be small or temporary  A small open economy with perfect capital mobility is characterized by: o It engages in international trade o Its net capital outflow always equals the trade balance o Its government does not impede international borrowing or lending  A depreciation of the real exchange rate in a small open economy could be the result of: o The expiration of an investment tax credit  Assume that some large foreign countries begin to subsidize investment by instituting an investment tax credit. Then, if world saving does not depend on the interest rate, world investment: o Will remain unchanged and home country investment will fall  A trade deficit can be financed by: o Borrowing from foreigners o Selling domestic assets to foreigners o Selling foreign assets owned by domestic residents to foreigners  In a small open economy, if exports equal $15 billion and imports equal $8 billion, then there is a trade ______ and ______ net capital outflow: o Surplus; positive  For a closed economy, when a graph is made with net capital outflow along the horizontal axis and the  real interest rate along the vertical axis, the result is a: o Vertical line  In a small open economy, when foreign governments reduce national saving in their countries, the equilibrium real exchange rate: o Falls and net exports rise  In a small open economy, starting from a position of balanced trade, if the government increases domestic government purchases, this produces a tendency toward a trade _______ and ______ net capital outflow: o Deficit; negative  When the real exchange rate rises: o Exports will decrease and imports will increase  The labor force participation rate is the percentage of the: o Adult population that is in the labor force


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