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PROBLEM SET 5
Complete all questions listed below. Clearly label your answers.
1. What impact will an unanticipated increase in the money supply have on the real interest
rate, real output, and employment in the short run? How will expansionary monetary
policy affect these factors in the long run? Explain.
2. How rapidly has the money supply (M1) grown during the past twelve months? State the
rate of growth (use http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/h6/) and the most recent
release, use the seasonally adjusted figures. Calculate the rate of growth across the year
by taking the (new amount of M1- old amount of M1)/old amount of M1). Given the state
of the economy, should monetary authorities increase or decrease the growth rate of
money? Explain why.
3. Is stability in the general level of prices through time important? Why or why not?
Should price stability be the goal of monetary policy? Explain your responses.
4. Compare and contrast the impact of an unexpected shift to a more expansionary monetary
policy under rational and adaptive expectations. Are the implications of the two theories
different in the short run? Are the long-run implications different? Explain.
This assignment is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module/Week 6.
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