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same as a per capita basis) each person has Defining Terms
c. government purchases
d. export spending
e. import spending Reviewing Facts and
2. Why is import spending
subtracted from the sum
of consumption, investment, government purchases, and export
spending in computing
3. Suppose consumption is
$2,000 billion, investment 296 Chapter 11 Measuring Economic Performance fewer goods and services (on average) in
country X than in country Y. In short, a bigger country GDP does not necessarily mean
a bigger per capita GDP.
Per capita GDP GDP/Population QUESTION: What are some countries of the world that have a high per capita
ANSWER: In 2004, Luxembourg had the highest per capita GDP at $58,900. The
United States was second at $40,100.
Norway was fourth at $40,000,
Switzerland was tenth at $33,800, and
Canada was fifteenth at $31,500. The
country with the lowest per capita GDP
was East Timor at $400. To find the current rank ordering of...
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