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Principles of Macroeconomics 6th Edition By N. Gregory Mankiw – Test Bank

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Principles of Macroeconomics 6th Edition By N. Gregory Mankiw – Test Bank

Chapter 10 Measuring a Nation’s Income

MULTIPLE CHOICE
1. Macroeconomists study
a. the decisions of individual households and firms.
b. the interaction between households and firms.
c. economy-wide phenomena.
d. regulations imposed on firms and unions.
ANS: C DIF: 1 REF: 10-0 NAT: Analytic
LOC: The study of economics and definitions in economics TOP: Macroeconomics
MSC: Definitional
2. Which of the following newspaper headlines is more closely related to what microeconomists study than to what macroeconomists study?
a. Unemployment rate rises from 5 percent to 5.5 percent.
b. Real GDP grows by 3.1 percent in the third quarter.
c. Retail sales at stores show large gains.
d. The price of oranges rises after an early frost.
ANS: D DIF: 2 REF: 10-0 NAT: Analytic
LOC: The study of economics and definitions in economics TOP: Macroeconomics
MSC: Interpretive
3. Which of the following questions is more likely to be studied by a microeconomist than a macroeconomist?
a. Why do prices in general rise by more in some countries than in others?
b. Why do wages differ across industries?
c. Why do national production and income increase in some periods and not in others?
d. How rapidly is GDP currently increasing?
ANS: B DIF: 2 REF: 10-0 NAT: Analytic
LOC: The study of economics and definitions in economics TOP: Macroeconomics
MSC: Interpretive
4. Which of the following topics are more likely to be studied by a macroeconomist than by a microeconomist?
a. the effect of taxes on the prices of airline tickets, and the profitability of automobile-manufacturing firms
b. the price of beef, and wage differences between genders
c. how consumers maximize utility, and how prices are established in markets for agricultural products
d. the percentage of the labor force that is out of work, and differences in average income from country to country
ANS: D DIF: 2 REF: 10-0 NAT: Analytic
LOC: The study of economics and definitions in economics TOP: Macroeconomics
MSC: Interpretive
5. We would expect a macroeconomist, as opposed to a microeconomist, to be particularly interested in
a. explaining how economic changes affect prices of particular goods.
b. devising policies to deal with market failures such as externalities and market power.
c. devising policies to promote low inflation.
d. identifying those markets that are competitive and those that are not competitive.
ANS: C DIF: 2 REF: 10-0 NAT: Analytic
LOC: The study of economics and definitions in economics TOP: Macroeconomics
MSC: Interpretive
6. Which of the following is not a question that macroeconomists address?
a. Why is average income high in some countries while it is low in others?
b. Why does the price of oil rise when war erupts in the Middle East?
c. Why do production and employment expand in some years and contract in others?
d. Why do prices rise rapidly in some periods of time while they are more stable in other periods?
ANS: B DIF: 2 REF: 10-0 NAT: Analytic
LOC: The study of economics and definitions in economics TOP: Macroeconomics
MSC: Interpretive

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