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Econ434MC3A - Topic 3: Economic Theory in the Era of Adam...

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Topic 3: Economic Theory in the Era of Adam Smith 1. The Age of Enlightenment reflected increased reliance on scientific methodology and logic as mechanisms for ascertaining truth, and a growing belief that hierarchical authority lacks a monopoly on reason and wisdom. This school of thought set the stage for such documents as the: (a) Declaration of Independence and Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations . (b) Treaty of Paris and Treaty of Versailles. (c) Monroe Doctrine and Treaty of Ghent. (d) Magna Carta and St Augustine’s City of God. 2. John Locke and David Hume outlined an early version of the: (a) circular flow of income. (b) permanent income hypothesis. (c) quantity theory of money. (d) marginal disutility of poverty. (e) backward-bending supply function for capital. 3. The equation ∆MV=∆PQ when real GDP (adjusted for inflation) is fixed is a modern way to characterize: (a) Adam Smith’s labor theory of value. (b) Francois Quesnay’s circular flow model. (c) Roberto Michaels’ Iron Law of Oligarchy . ( d) David Hume’s Price Specie-Flow Mechanism, which is an early version of the Quantity Theory of Money]. 4. David Hume’s observations about the relationship between the money supply and the price level are known as the: (a) Price Specie-Flow Mechanism. (b) Law of Comparative Advantage. (c) Law of Absolute Advantage. (d) Laissez Faire. 5. David Hume argued that: (a) money is a “veil” that hides the real workings of the economic system. (b) Corn Laws protected English workers from competition by low-wage foreign workers. (c) capitalism is the system most compatible with democracy. (d) fair punishment is proportional to the harm done by a criminal. 6. David Hume, who said of money that “‘Tis none of the wheels of trade. Tis the oil’,” exposed a major error in mercantilism by explaining what is now referred to as the: (a) q uantity theory of money. (b) price level theory. (c) velocity theory of money. (d) wages-fund doctrine. 7. The argument that mercantilist policies about international trade fail to maximize the Wealth of Nations , as hinted at in the title of Adam Smith’s masterpiece, originated in the writings of: (a) John Locke about the labor theory of value. (b) David Hume about the specie-price mechanism. (c) Plato, about advantages derived from being ruled by a philosopher king. (d) David Ricardo, about the law of comparative advantage. (e) William Petty, about the need to develop figures to trace changes in national income accounts and imbalances of international payments. 8. In modern parlance, David Hume statement about money that, “‘Tis none of the wheels of trade. Tis the oil’,” was referring to the notion that money: (a) is relatively costly to produce. (b) facilitates divisions of labor and specialization and trade according to comparative
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Econ434MC3A - Topic 3: Economic Theory in the Era of Adam...

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