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The Weekend Quiz – July 11-12, 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.

1. Larger fiscal deficits as a percentage of GDP reduce the local productive resources that are available to the private sector.

2. A national government that issues its own currency and freely floats it on foreign markets never faces a risk of insolvency.

3. Assume the government increases spending by $100 billion from now and maintains that injection for three years. Economists estimate the spending multiplier to be 1.6 and the impact is immediate and exhausted in each year; imports rise by 20 cents for every dollar generated in the economy; and the current tax rate is equal to 20 per cent. They also estimate that the tax multiplier (impact of tax changes on income) to be equal to 1. Which of the following statements is correct?

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