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ECON 545 WEEK 6 QUIZ

Question:

(TCO F) The size of the labor force in a community is 800, and 720 of these folks are gainfully employed. In this community, 200 people over the age of 16 do not have a job, and are not looking for work. In addition, 100 people in the community are under the age of 16. The unemployment rate is:

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Question:

(TCO F) Suppose nominal GDP in 2005 was \$14 trillion and in 2006 it was \$15 trillion. The general price index in 2005 was 100 and in 2006 it was 103. Between 2005 and 2006 real GDP rose by what percent?

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Question:

(TCO F) The consumer price index was 185.2 in January of 2004, and it was 190.7 in January of 2005. Therefore, the rate of inflation in 2004 was about:

4. (TCO E) (10 points) As the Euro appreciates in value relative to the U.S. dollar, what happens to the price of U.S. goods in Europe? What happens to the price of European goods in the U.S.?

(10 points) Why would a country (for example, China) choose to keep their currency relatively pegged to the U.S. dollar? If the U.S. dollar were to appreciate considerably against most currencies, what would be the effect on Chinese exports to countries other than the United States? (Points : 20)

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(TCO E) (5 points) As the Mexican Peso depreciates in value relative to the U.S. dollar, what happens to the price of U.S. goods in Mexico? What happens to the price of Mexican goods in the U.S.?

(5 points) Why would a country (for example China) choose to keep their currency relatively pegged to the U.S. dollar? If the U.S. dollar were to appreciate considerably against most currencies, what would be the effect on Chinese exports to countries other than the U.S.?

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