The Weekend Quiz – October 1-2, 2022

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 #703

  • 1. Assuming the expenditure multiplier is greater than 1, if the government increases its deficit they will have a greatest immediate impact on aggregate demand if there are no offsetting monetary operations by the central bank (government bond sales) draining the excess reserves created.
    • True
    • False
  • 2. If the government achieves in reducing its fiscal deficit by say $10 billion, the net financial assets destroyed by this withdrawal could be replaced by the central bank engaging in a $10 billion quantitative easing program.
    • True
    • False
  • 3. Which government deficit outcome is the most expansionary?
    • 1 per cent of GDP.
    • 2 per cent of GDP.
    • 3 per cent of GDP.
    • Cannot tell because it depends on the decomposition of the structural and cyclical components.

Sorry, quiz 703 is now closed.

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