Answer to Question #58810 in Macroeconomics for Hannah
Assume exports increase by $500 million and imports decrease by $300 million and that the MPC is .75. What's the effect on real GDP?
a. $3.2 billion increase
b. $800 million increase
c. $200 million decrease
d. $4 billion increase
b. $800 million increase GDP increasing=(Export-Import)*multiplicator of expenses. multiplicator of expenses=1/(1-MPC) GDP increasing=(500-300)/(1-0.75)=800