Eco82001 – economics and quantitative analysis

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DUE DATE: 9am Monday, 9 January 2017 (Week 10)


WORD LIMIT: 250 words (max.) for each question





Prepare short written responses for the following five (5) questions. Answers for each question must not exceed 250 words.


Question 1 (5 marks)

Explain why real GDP might be an unreliable indicator of the standard of living.


Question 2 (5 marks)

Why does unemployment arise and what makes some unemployment unavoidable?


Question 3 (5 marks)

Consider the following statement: ‘When the average level of prices of goods and services rises, the inflation rate rises’? Do you agree or disagree? Explain.


Question 4 (5 marks)

What is the aggregate demand (AD) curve and why does it slope downwards? Explain.


Question 5 (5 marks)

What is the long run aggregate supply (LRAS) curve and why is it vertical? Why does the short run aggregate supply curve slope upwards?



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