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The Weekend Quiz – June 2-3, 2018

Welcome to The Weekend Quiz. The quiz tests whether you have been paying attention or not to the blogs I post. See how you go with the following questions. Your results are only known to you and no records are retained.

Quiz #480

  • 1. Start from a situation where the external surplus is the equivalent of 2 per cent of GDP and the fiscal surplus is 2 per cent. If the fiscal balance stays constant and the external surplus rises to the equivalent of 4 per cent of GDP then:
    • National income falls and the private surplus moves from 0 per cent of GDP to 2 per cent of GDP.
    • National income remains unchanged and the private surplus moves from 0 per cent of GDP to 2 per cent of GDP.
    • National income rises and the private surplus moves from 0 per cent of GDP to 2 per cent of GDP.
    • National income falls and the private surplus moves from 4 per cent of GDP to 6 per cent of GDP.
    • National income remains unchanged and the private surplus moves from 4 per cent of GDP to 6 per cent of GDP.
    • National income rises and the private surplus moves from 4 per cent of GDP to 6 per cent of GDP.
  • 2. A rising fiscal deficit tells us that the government is pursuing an increasingly expansionary fiscal stance.
    • False
    • True
  • 3. Matching government deficit spending with bond issues is less expansionary than if the government instructed the central bank to buy its bonds to match the deficit.
    • False
    • True

Sorry, quiz 480 is now closed.

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