Knapp3 - CH5 Q1 Define inflation Inflation is an increase...

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CH5, Q1 – Define inflation. Inflation is an increase in the overall price level. Assume that you live in a simple economy in which only three goods are produced and traded: fish, fruit, and meat. Suppose that on January 1, 2007, fish sold for $2.50 per pound, meat was $3.00 per pound, and fruit was $1.50 per pound. At the end of the year, you discover that the catch was low and that fish prices had increased to $5.00 per pound, but fruit prices stayed at $1.50 and meat prices had actually fallen to $2.00. Can you say what happened to the overall “price level”? Cannot draw any conclusion regarding the changes of the overall price level since there is no information on quantities produced or purchased . How might you construct a measure of the “change in the price level”? What additional information might you need to construct your measure? A price measure that is the weighted average of prices of all goods and services, with the quantities produced acting weights, affixed-weight measure of prices constructed by using the market basket of quantities
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