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Unformatted text preview: Mock Multiple Choice, 2Period Model Kyle F. Herkenhoff * UCLA Department of Economics April 18, 2011 1 2Period Model Which of the following are true? (a) If you are a saver, and r , then savings must increase. (b) If you are a saver, and r , then the saver is better off. (c) If you are a borrower, and r , then borrowing must increase. (d) If you are a borrower, and r , then c 2 must increase. (e) Two of the above (f) None of the above * Correspondence: kfh@ucla.edu 1 Note: With any budget constraint, the coefficients of the variables can be read as prices. c 1 + c 2 1 + r = Y 1 + Y 2 1 + r 1 {z} Price c 1 c 1 + 1 1 + r  {z } Price c 2 c 2 = Y 1 + Y 2 1 + r (a) If you are a saver, and r , then savings must increase. FALSE Substitution Effect: For a saver r , the price of c 2 is 1 1+ r and this decreases, so we substitute away from c 1 toward c 2 ... this tends to increase savings because we must split our endowment Y 1 ( Y 1 doesnt change) between c...
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2011 for the course ECON 102 taught by Professor Serra during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.
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