Assume that the economy is already in a recession, and both the President and Congress have decided to do something to restore the economy. Both agree that lowering taxes would not be a good idea, but do believe that it is in the best interest of the economy to increase government spending in defense, education & infrastructure.
The President and Congress change the budget accordingly, but after 18 months, GDP only increased by three quarters of the expected amount. What factors might be responsible for this situation?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 9, 2019, 7:09 pm ad1c9bdddf
Recall that there are four things that affect GDP via the Aggregate demand function. Those are the four components of the national income accounting identity. Y = C + I + G + NX. And there are things that affect GDP via aggregate supply. Anything that affects costs affects aggregate supply.
If "G" increases then with ...
Debate an increase government spending in defense, education & infrastructure.