Section 001 11:15 SPARKS MWF
Spring 2011 Chuderewicz
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Homework #4 – Desired Capital, User Cost and Goods Market Equilibrium
Due Wednesday, 2/16 at the beginning of class – no late papers accepted!
Instructions: Please show all work or points will be …show more content…
Draw a desired savings/investment diagram locating this initial equilibrium and point A.
A correct and completely labeled diagram is worth 10 points
We now have a change in the desired investment function – it is now:
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c) Name four reasons why the desired investment function would change the way did.
You can do this!
d) Resolve for the goods market clearing interest rate and the associated levels of desired savings and investment.
Add this development to your diagram and label as point B.
e) (10 points – discussion = 5 and correct and completely labeled diagram = 5) Choose one and only one of the reasons from part c and show the movement from point A to point B using a user cost – MPKf diagram. Please be clear on which of the 4 reasons from c) you are using.
f) What has happened to the level of desired consumption and why? Be sure to refer to the substitution effect in your answer!
It got crowded out! 30 units – since Y stays the same – rates have to rise to get people to substitute away from current consumption towards future