Question #8989

Suppose the Japanese government decides to increase government expenditures by 120. If the multiplier in the economy is 3 and the price level is constant, the AD curve would ultimately

shift out by 40

shift out by 120

shift out by 360

not shift at all because the price level is constant

shift out by 40

shift out by 120

shift out by 360

not shift at all because the price level is constant

Expert's answer

Answer is shift out by 360.

The multiplier model assumes a constant price level. When expenditures are increased or decreased, they ultimately increase or decrease by more than the

initial change, due to the multiplier. Thus, the price level remains unchanged,

government expenditures increase by 120, so due to the multiplier (3) the AD

curve would shift out by 360 (triple).

The multiplier model assumes a constant price level. When expenditures are increased or decreased, they ultimately increase or decrease by more than the

initial change, due to the multiplier. Thus, the price level remains unchanged,

government expenditures increase by 120, so due to the multiplier (3) the AD

curve would shift out by 360 (triple).

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