pracexam1 - INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS(ECON 300 SPRING...

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INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS (ECON 300) – SPRING 200 8 – ILAN NOY PRACTICE MIDTERM USE GRAPHS WHENEVER THAT IS POSSIBLE!!! 1) Based on your understanding of the AS-AD model and the IS-LM model, graphically illustrate and explain what effect an increase in government expenditures will have on the economy. a) Graph everything. In your graphs, clearly illustrate the short-run and medium-run equilibria. b) Explain (in words) why the medium-run equilibrium is different from the short-run. c) Was this increase in government expenditures neutral in the medium run? Explain. 2) Explain in detail what short run effect(s) a Fed sale of bonds will have on: (a) The money market diagram; (b) The LM curve; and (c) the IS curve. 3) Explain how the unemployment rate is calculated. In your answer, include an explanation of each of the variables used to calculate the unemployment rate. 4) Increases in the budget deficit are believed to cause reductions in investment (crowding out). Based on your understanding of the IS-LM model, will a tax cut cause a reduction in investment? Explain using a graph. 5) Use the IS-LM model to answer this question. Suppose there is a simultaneous increase in government spending and increase in the money supply. Explain what effect this particular policy mix will have on output and the interest rate. Based on your analysis, do we know with certainty what effect this policy mix will have on output? Explain using a graph. 6) Explain the difference between the GDP deflator and the CPI. Which one is a better indicator of inflation? Why?
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7) Based on your understanding of the AS-AD model and the IS-LM model, graphically illustrate and explain what effect an increase in taxes will have on the economy. a)
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