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Economics 182: Midterm Exam March 2005 Professor M. Obstfeld Instructions : Read each questions carefully. You must answer all in the 75 minutes available, and in legible handwriting. Be as brief as possible without sacrificing pertinence and clarity. Statements that are correct but irrelevant to the question at hand will only reduce your grade. The exam is worth a total of 75 points. I. TRUE, FALSE, UNCERTAIN? Your mark depends on the justification you give; be very clear, and read carefully. (25 points) 1. Expansionary fiscal policy can never affect real output under a floating exchange rate. 2. If domestic- and foreign-currency bonds are imperfectly substitutable, then sterilized sale of foreign reserves by the domestic central bank cannot affect interest or exchange rates. 3. The Balassa-Samuelson account of deviations from PPP is based on the idea that countries with greater productivity in their nontraded-goods sectors should, other things equal, have higher
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Unformatted text preview: price levels. 4. A country that simultaneously has a current-account surplus and a surplus in its private (i.e., nonreserve) financial account must be accumulating foreign reserves. II. SHORT QUESTIONS. Make your answers brief and to the point. (25 points) 1. Show in a diagram how permanent monetary expansion (under a floating exchange rate) and devaluation (of a pegged rate) will affect the open economy in the short run, including the current-account balance. (You thus need to include the XX schedule.) Assume the economy starts from a position where the current account is zero. 2. A If we have a current account deficit, we are importing more in value than we are giving foreigners in exchange, and that is a good thing. @ Discuss. 3. Define the idea of purchasing power parity (PPP), and briefly discuss three reasons why it fails accurately to characterize exchange-rate movements in reality....
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