The Weekend Quiz – January 18-19, 2020

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

Quiz #565

  • 1. The net worth of the non-government sector would be initially invariant to a decision by government to match or not to match its net public spending with bond issues.
    • False
    • True
  • 2. The wider the spread between the price the central bank sets on the reserves it provides the commercial banks on demand (so-called penalty rates) and the target policy rate, the more difficult it becomes for the central bank to ensure the quantity of reserves is appropriate for maintaining its target policy rate.
    • False
    • True
  • 3. Assume that a nation is continuously running an external deficit of 2 per cent of GDP. In this economy, if the private domestic sector successfully saves overall, we would always find:
    • Cannot tell because we don't know the amount the private domestic sector is saving overall as a % of GDP.
    • A fiscal deficit
    • A fiscal surplus

Sorry, quiz 565 is now closed.

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Missing a word on question 3:

    “Assume that a national [economy?] is continuously”

  2. Dear Paulo Marques (at 2020/01/18 at 12:28 am)

    Thanks for picking that up. It was not a missing word but a misspelt word – national should have been nation.

    All the best

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