The Weekend Quiz – January 25-26, 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 #566

  • 1. A fact that is overlooked by those promoting austerity programs, is that when economic growth resumes, the automatic stabilisers work in a counter-cyclical fashion and ensure that the government fiscal balance returns to its appropriate level.
    • False
    • True
  • 2. From a monetary perspective, it would be impossible for a central bank to directly purchase Treasury debt to facilitate a national government's fiscal deficit while still targeting a non-zero policy rate.
    • False
    • True
  • 3. . Rising government bond yields for new issues indicate:
    • that government spending is becoming more expensive.
    • that economic growth is reducing private risk assessments of alternative financial investments.
    • that government spending is increasing the cost of borrowing for private investors.
    • that private investors consider public debt to be riskier.
    • Answers (a) and (d) depending on the situation.
    • Answers (b) and (d) depending on the situation.

Sorry, quiz 566 is now closed.

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