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Macroeconomic Notes for April 11th, 13th, and 15th for Professor Kaplan

by: Robin Silk

Macroeconomic Notes for April 11th, 13th, and 15th for Professor Kaplan Econ 2020

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These notes cover exchange rates, the financial crisis, the housing bubble, account types, and finishes off with a review for the upcoming midterm.
Principles of Macroeconomics
Jay Kaplan
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Kaplan, notes, CU, Macro, Econ, macroecon, Macroeconomics, Economics, Boulder, housing, bubble, crisis, review, midterm, account, Exchange, rate, dollarization
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Date Created: 04/15/16
April 11th    1. Exchange Rates  a. Value of a currency in terms of another    2. Exchange Rate Types  a. Floating Exchange Rates  i. The value of a currency is determined in foreign exchange markets  b. Pegged Exchange Rate  i. The value of a currency is set to another’s, and it doesn’t change  c. Dollarization  i. Aligning a currency’s value with the US dollar    3. Accounts  a. Current Account   i. International transactions for goods and services  ii. Net exports (NX) = exports ­ imports  b. Capital Account  i. Financial assets (Stocks, bonds, etc)  ii. Direct foreign investments  1. Vestas etc      4. Financial Crisis Key Points  a. Wealth on Wall Street  b. Housing Bubble  i. Housing values spiraled when it popped  ii. Homeowners who had borrowed a lot had massive debts they couldn’t  pay off  iii. The decline in consumption and housing production (I) lead to a recession  iv. As more homes are foreclosed, MBS and CDO demand collapsed  c. Markets  i. Markets went into a panic; many major financial institutions were insolvent  or near bankruptcy  1. This indicated a path to a depression  d. Financial Crisis Legacy  i. Supply side growth is the determinant of GDP growth in the long run  ii. Due to a lack of law reform, a similar situation is likely in the future      April 13th    1. Exchange Rates  a. Jan 2001: $1 ­ E1.06 E1 = $0.94  b. Jan 2002: $1 ­ E1.13 E1 = $0.88  c. Jan 2016: $1 ­ E0.88 E1 = $1.14  i. 2001 to 2002; dollar appreciation & euro depreciation  ii. 2002 to 2016; dollar depreciation & euro appreciation  2. $ Depreciation vs. Euro  a.   Exchange  E40,000 German­Made Car  $500 US Made Bike  Rate  $1 : E1.06  German Price:E40,000 US Price:$37,735  German Price:E530 US Price:$500  $1 : E0.76  G Price: E40,000 US Price: $52,631  G Price: E380 US Price: $500  b. German goods become more expensive for American consumers as the dollar  depreciates. US goods become cheaper for Germans as the Euro appreciates.  3.   a. Supply of $ in the foreign exchange market (Floating Exchange Rate)  b. Current Account  i. US purchase of imported goods and services  ii. Increased dollar supply as the dollar appreciates  iii. When foreign buyers purchase US exports of goods and services    c. Capital Account  i. US purchase of foreign financial assets is direct foreign investment by  US­firms  ii. Foreign purchase of US financial assets  iii. Foreign direct investment into the US  d.   e.   4. Pegged Exchange Rate  a.   f​ i. Y/$​  is the float rate  ii. Y/$​ p is the desired peg rate  1. To peg a currency, create a higher demand for $ in foreign  exchange markets  2. Pegged exchange rates can increase/decrease demand for  exports  iii.                                             April 15th ​ TEST REVIEW    1. Current Events  a. Arizona Immigration Reform  i. # of illegal immigrants decreased by 40%  1. This lowered costs for taxpayers by $1b  2. Wages went up  3. Job opportunities went up  4. Decreased state GDP growth    b. Bernie Sanders Tax Plan  i. Pretty much raise taxes on everything  1. Payroll tax  2. Capital gains tax  3. High income, low income  ii. Annual Taxes paid by households increased ~$8000/yr  iii. Avg after tax disposable income decreases by ~12%      c. Taxes and Tax Policy  i. Three different types  ii. Bush vs Obama tax systems  1. Bush system favored higher tax brackets  2. Obama                                         d. MPC  i. Govt Spending Multiplier  1.   ii. Tax Multiplier  1.   iii. Beta  1. How a stock moves in relation to the market  2. If Beta = 1  a. When market goes down 1%, stock will go down 1%  b. When market goes up 1%, stock will go up 1%  c. Moves with market  3. If Beta > 1  a. When market goes up 1%, stock will move up more than  1%  4. If Beta < 1  a. When market goes up 1%, stock will move up less than 1%  iv. P/E Ratio  1. Price / (Earnings / Share)  v. PEG Ratio  1. PE ratio / % Growth  e. Money  i. 3 Roles  1. Medium of exchange  2. Unit of account  3. Store of value  ii. Fiat Currencies vs. commodity currencies  f. Monetary Policy  i. Restrictive vs. Expansive policies  1. Restrictive: Fed sells US treasury bonds  a. Interest rates go up  i. Leads to decrease in investment  ii. Leads to decrease in GDP  2. Expansive: Fed buys bonds  a. Interest rates go down  i. Leads to increased investment  ii. Leads to increase in GDP  


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