Consider an economy characterized by the following equations:
C = 500 + 0.75Y + 0.05W
I = 150
where C is desired consumption, I is desired investment, W is household wealth, and Y is national income.
a) Suppose W=10,000. Draw the aggerate expenditure function on a scale diagram along the 45 degree line. What is the equilibrium level of national income?
b) The marginal propensity to spend in this economy is 0.75. What is the value of the multiplier?
c) Using your answer from part (b), what would be the change in equilibrium national income if desired investment increased to 250? Can you show this in your diagram?
d) Now suppose household wealth increased from 10000 to 15000. What happens to the AE function and by how much does this national income change?
The marginal propensity to spend in this economy is examined.
Economics: marginal propensity to consume
Assume that Melanie had 200000 of disposable income and spent 180,000 on consumption in 2006 and had 300,000 of disposable income and spent 240,000 on consumption in 2007
If Melanie's went up to 400,000 in 2008 how munch would she be likely to spend on consumption that year?
Ans: 300,000..how do you get 300,000?
If Melanie's income went down to 100,000 in 2008 how much would she be likely to spend on consumption that year?View Full Posting Details