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Week 10 Macroeconomics Chapter 12 Review

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Week 10 Macroeconomics Chapter 12 Review Econ 1012

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ECON 1012 Economics Dr. John Volpe Funger 108 Introduction To Macro Economics The George Washington University Hubbard and OBrien
Principles of Economics II
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Chapter 12 Review Vocabulary: Aggregate demand curve: shows the relationship between price level and level of aggregate expenditure. Aggregate expenditure: Total amount of spending in the economy Aggregate expenditure model: focuses on the relationship between total spending and real GDP in the short run assuming that the price level is constant Autonomous expenditure: expenditure that does not depend on the level of GDP. Cash flow: difference between cash revenues received by a firm and the cash spending of the firm. Consumption function: relationship between consumption and disposable income Inventories: goods that have been produced but not yet sold Marginal propensity to consume: change in consumption divided by change in disposable income Marginal propensity to save: change in saving divided by the change in disposable income Multiplier: ratio of the change in equilibrium GDP to the change in autonomous expenditure. Multiplier effect: process by which an increase in autonomous expenditure leads to a larger increase in real GDP Objectives: - Macroeconomic equilibrium is determined in the aggregate expenditure model - Which uses a 45 degree line diagram - The multiplier effect is used to calculate changes in equilibrium and GDP - There are four components of aggregate expenditure o Consumption, planned investment, government purchases and net exports. - Relates to the business cycle as fluctuations in total spending - In any particular year, the GDP is determined mainly by the level of AE - Situations: o AE increases as much as the production of goods/services § Firms sell about what they expected to sell and remain production and employment unchanged o AE increases more than the production § Firms increase production and hire more workers o AE doesn’t increase as much as production § Cut back on production and lay off workers. Notes: Aggregate Expenditure and Output in the Short Run • Aggregate Expenditure: Total spending in the economy: sum of consumption, planned investment, government purchases and net exports. • Years where total spending in the economy increases more than the production of goods and services: firms increase production and higher more workers 12.1 The Aggregate Expenditure Model • GDP: value of all final goods/service in an economy during a particular year • Real GDP corrects nominal GDP for inflation • Aggregate Expenditure model: macroeconomic model that focuses on the short-run relationship between total spending and real GDP, assuming that the price level is constant. o In any particular year, the level of GDP is determined mainly by the level of aggregate expenditure Aggregate Expenditure: • John Keynes: The General Theory of Employment, interest and money: analyzed the relationship between changes in aggregate expenditure and changes in GDP • Four components of AE = GDP o Consumption (C): the spending by households on goods/services o Planned investment (I): Planned spending by firms on capital goods, such as factories, office buildings etc. and spending by households and firms on new houses o Government Purchases (G): spending by local, state and federal governments o Net Exports (NX) : spending by foreign firms and households on goods and services produced in the US minus Spending by US firms/households on goods/services produced in other countries. • AE = C + I + G + NX The Difference between Planned Investment and Actual Investment • Planning investment spending vs actual investment spending • Inventories: goods that have been produced but not yet sold. o Changes in inventories are included as part of investment spending along with spending on machinery, equipment, office buildings and factories. • Actual investment will equal planned investment only when there is no unplanned change in inventories. • Assume that the economy is not growing: the equilibrium GDP will not change unless AE changes Adjustments to Macroeconomic Equilibrium • Sometimes the quantity demanded is greater than that which is supplied and vise versa • Sell more than expected: likely to order more when AE is greater than GDP, inventories will decline and GDP and total employment will increase • AE < GDP inventories will increase and GDP and total employment will decrease • AE = GDP: Firms sell what they expect = equilibrium • If economist forecast AE decline and the economy is headed for recession - gov implements macroeconomic policies 12.2 Determining the Levels of Aggregate Expenditure in the Economy • Components of AE measured in real terms (values corrected for inflation by begin measured in billions of 2009 dollars) • Consumption is the largest component • Investment and government are similar • Net Exports typically smallest Consumption • Variables o Current disposable incomes • Most important • Income remaining to houses after they have paid income tax and received government transfer payments • Higher = spend more • Increases with the increase of disposable income • Total income declines during recessions o Household wealth • Value of assets minus value of liabilities § Asset: anything of value owned by a person or a firm § Liability: anything owed • Assets include: home, stock/bonds, banks • Liabilities: loans • Increase in wealth = increase in spending • Permanent increases have larger impact then temporary o Expected future income • Most people keep their consumption steady • Explains well only when current income is not unusually high or unusually low compared with expected future income. o Price level • PL measures the average prices of goods and services in the economy. • Affected by changes in price level • Increase in price of one product on the quantity demanded of the product is different from the effect of an increase in the price level on total spending • Increase in price level = decrease in the real value of wealth • As price level rises, real value of wealth declines so does consumption o Interest rate • Interest rate is high = reward for saving increases, houses likely to save more and spend less • Nominal interest rate: stated interest rate on a loan • Real interest rate; corrects nominal interest for the effect of consumption • Spending on durable goods is most likely to be affected by changes in interest rate • Consumption spending is divided: o Services o Nondurable goods o Durable goods • The Consumption Function: the relationship between consumption spending and disposable income • Marginal propensity to consume: slope of the consumption function: amount by which consumption in spending changes when disposable income changes. • MPC = Change in consumption / change in disposable income • Change in consumption = Change in disposable income * MPC The Relationship between Consumption and national income • GDP and national income used interchangeably • Disposable income = national income + government transfer payments = taxes • Taxes - government transfer payment = net taxes • National income = GDP= Disposable income + net taxes • Can always calculate MPC using change in national income or change in disposable income Income, Consumption, and Saving • National income = consumption + saving + taxes • National income increases there is an increase in its factors • Y = national income, C = consumption, S = Saving, T = taxes • Marginal Propensity to save: amount by which saving changes when disposable income changes. • 1 = MPC + MPS Planned Investment: • Variables: o Expectations of future profitability • Investment goods: factories, office buildings, machinery and equipment • Unlikely to build a new factor unless it is optimistic that the demand for its product will remain strong for at least several years • Expansion = some firms may become optimistic and increase spending on investment goods • The optimism or pessimism of firms is an important determinant of investment spending • Residential construction is included § Decline in 2006 was a factor of the recession o Interest rate • Some business investment is financed by borrowing • Higher interest rate = more expensive it is to borrow • Higher real interest rate results in less investment spending and a lower real interest rate results in more investment spending o Taxes • Affect the level of investment spending • Firms focus on the profits that remain after they pay taxes • Corporate income tax imposed on profits corporations earn • Increase in CIT decreases after tax profitability of investment spending • Investment tax incentives: increase investment spending o Cash flow • Cash flow: difference between the cash revenues received by a firm and the cash spending by the firm • Non cash receipts nor non cash spending is included • Largest contributor: profit • More profitable = greater cash flow Intel Moves into Tablets and Perceptual Computing: • Intel encouraged hardware and software with innovations in perceptual computing: allows users into interact with computers through speaking, gesturing with hands and fingers or changing facial expressions. Government Purchases • Include all spending by federal, local and state governments for goods and services. • Government purchases do not include transfer payments • Federal government purchases decline, so do state governments Net Exports: • Exports minus imports • Taking the value of spending by foreign firms and households on goods/services produced in the United States and subtracting the value of spending by U.S. firms and households on goods/services produced in other countries. • Usually increases when U.S. economy is in a recession • 3 most important variables that determine the level of net exports: o The price level in the United States relative to the price levels in other countries • If inflation in the US is lower than inflation in other countries, prices of U.S. products increase more slowly than the prices of products in other countries § Slower increase in U.S. price level increases demand for U.S. products • Exports decrease which increases net exports • Reverse: happens during periods when the inflation rate in the United States is higher than the inflation rates in other countries o Growth rate of GDP in the United States relative to the growth rates of GDP in other countries • As GDP increases in the United States the incomes of households rise • Leading them to increase purchases of goods/services • Incomes rise faster in the Untied states than in other countries, U.S. consumers' purchases of foreign goods/services increase faster than others o Exchange rate between the dollar and other currencies. • As value for USD rises, foreign currency price of US products sold in other countries rises and the other dollar price of foreign products sold in the US falls. • Increase in the value of the dollar reduces exports and increase imports causing net exports to fall. The iPhone is made in China … or is it? • IPhone contains components that rate produced by a number of firms in several different countries • Global supply chain: take advantage of both lower production costs in other countries and the ability to of different firms to use their engineering and manufacturing to produce the components. • Global supply chains makes it difficult to develop more accurate measures of imports and exports. 12.3 Graphing Macroeconomic Equilibrium • Macroeconomic equilibrium: occurs when GDP equals AE • 45 degree line diagram - illustrates macroeconomic equilibrium. (Aka: Keynesian cross) • Represents all the points that are equidistant from both axes • GDP on the X axis and AE on the Y axis • All points of macroeconomic equilibrium must lie along the line. • Changes in GDP have greater effect on consumption than on planned investment, government purchases, net exports • Assume that changes in GDP have no effect on planned investment, government purchases or net exports • Level of planned AE at any level of GDP = amount of consumption spending + sum of planned investment + government purchases and + net Exports. • If GDP increases, economy moves up the AR line as consumption increases. Showing a recession on the 45 degree line diagram • Normal capacity: economy will be at natural rate of unemployment • NRU the economy is at full employment • For equilibrium to occur at potential GDP, planned AR must be high enough • The short fall in planned AE is = to the unplanned increase in inventories that will occur. Import Role of Inventories: • Planned AR is less than Real GDP = unplanned increase in inventories Numerical Example of Macroeconomic Equilibrium • Forecasting real GDP: Economist rely on quantitative models of the economy • Shortfall in AE results in recession • Because consumption depends on GDP it increases as GDP increase. 12.4 The Multiplier Effect • Effects of a change in AE on equilibrium real GDP • Autonomous expenditure: expenditure that does not depend on the level of GDP. • Increases in planned investment spending has a multiplied effect on equilibrium real GDP • Consumption: o Autonomous component: doesn't depend on GDP • Multiplier: increase in equilibrium real GDP divided by the increases in autonomous expenditure • Multiplier effect: process by which increase in Autonomous expenditure leads to a larger increase in real GDP • Increase in production also results in increases in national income • Calculate the value of the Multiplier: Change in real GDP / Change in investment spender. Formula for the Multiplier: • Each round of increases in consumption is smaller than in the previous round • 1/1-MPC = Multiplier Summarizing the Multiplier Effect: • Multiplier effect occurs when autonomous expenditure increases and decreases • Makes the economy more sensitive to change in autonomous expenditure than it would otherwise be. • Larger the MPC the larger the value of the multiplier • Formula for MPC is oversimplified o Ignores: • Real world complications such as the effect that increases in GDP have on imports, inflation, interest rates, and individual income taxes. The Paradox of Thrift: • Increase in saving can increase the rate of economic growth • Short run: if households save more and spend left, AE and GDP will decline • If many households decide at the same time to increase their saving and reduce their spending - makes themselves worse off: AE to fall. • Lower income in the recession 12.5 The Aggregate Demand Curve • Demand for a product increases: firms usually respond by increasing production (also likely to increases prices) • Demand falls, production falls, and prices may also fall. • AE also affects price level • 3 main reasons for the inverse relationship between changes in the price level and changes in aggregate expenditure o Rising price level decreases consumption by decreasing the real value of house-hold wealth; a falling price level has the reverse effect o If price level in the United States rises, relative to the price levels in other countries, US. Exports will become relatively more expensive and foreign imports will become less expensive - net exports fall • Falling price level has the reverse effect o Prices rise: firms and households need more money to finance buying and selling. • Central bank does not increase the money supply • Result will be increase in the interest rate • Aggregate demand curve: curve that shows the relationship between the price level and the level of planned aggregate expenditure in the economy, holding constant all other factors that affect aggregate expenditure. • Decrease in price level causes the AE line to shift up and equilibrium GDP to rise • Increase in price level causes AE line to shift down and Equilibrium GDP to fall.


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