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Name: _________________________ (Last name, first name) SID: _________________________ UGBA 101B Macroeconomic Analysis for Business Decisions Professor Steven Wood Summer 2010 Problem Set #4 Due: July 30, 2010 (at the beginning of class) Please sign the following oath: The answers on this problem set are entirely my own work. I neither copied from the work of others nor allowed others to copy from my work. _______________________________________ Signature Any problem set turned in without a signature will be assigned a grade of zero. Problem Set Instructions 1. When drawing diagrams, clearly and accurately label all axis, lines, curves, and equilibrium points. 2. Graphs and equations MAY be drawn by hand. 3. Explanations MUST be word-processed. Your explanations should be succinct and to the point. Problem Set #4 1/12
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A. Multiple Choice Questions (30 points) . Circle the letter corresponding to the best answer. (3 points each.) 1. Assume that the currency holding ratio is 0.40, the required reserve ratio is 0.25, and the excess reserve ratio is 0.05. The Federal Reserve carries out open market operations, purchasing $1 billion worth of bonds from commercial banks. This action will increase the money supply by: a. $1 billion. b. $2 billion. c. $3 billion. d. $4 billion. 2. Suppose there is a banking crisis. The money supply would shrink by the greatest amount if the public _______ their currency holding ratio and the commercial banks _______ their excess reserve ratio. a. Increased; increased. b. Increased; decreased. c. Decreased; increased. d. Decreased; decreased. 3. In the Keynesian model, suppose the Federal Reserve sets a target for the money supply. If the IS curve shifts to the left, and the Fed wants to keep output unchanged, then the Fed should: a. Increase the required reserve ratio. b. Reduce their target for the money supply. c. Increase their target for the money supply. d. Engage in open market sales of government securities. 4.
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