5. Using money creation to pay for government spendingConsider Snackistan, a hypothetical country that produces only burritos. In 2018, a burrito is priced at $4.00.Complete the first row of the table with the quantity of burritos that can be bought with $700.Hint: In this problem, assume it is not possible to buy a fraction of a burrito, and always round down to the nearest whole burrito. For example, ifyour calculations result in 1.5 burritos, the answer should be 1 burrito.Price of a BurritoBurritos Bought with $700(Quantity)(Dollars)Year20184.002019Suppose the government of Snackistan cannot raise sufficient tax revenue to pay its debts. In order to meet its debt obligations, the governmentprints money. As a result, the money supply rises by 20% by 2019.Assuming monetary neutrality holds, complete the second row of the table with the new price of a burrito and the new quantity of burritos that can bebought with $700 in 2019.The impact of the government's decision to raise revenue by printing money on the value of money is known as the

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5. Using money creation to pay for government spending
Consider Snackistan, a hypothetical country that produces only burritos. In 2018, a burrito is priced at $4.00.
Complete the first row of the table with the quantity of burritos that can be bought with $700.
Hint: In this problem, assume it is not possible to buy a fraction of a burrito, and always round down to the nearest whole burrito. For example, if
your calculations result in 1.5 burritos, the answer should be 1 burrito.
Price of a Burrito
Burritos Bought with $700
(Quantity)
(Dollars)
Year
2018
4.00
2019
Suppose the government of Snackistan cannot raise sufficient tax revenue to pay its debts. In order to meet its debt obligations, the government
prints money. As a result, the money supply rises by 20% by 2019.
Assuming monetary neutrality holds, complete the second row of the table with the new price of a burrito and the new quantity of burritos that can be
bought with $700 in 2019.
The impact of the government's decision to raise revenue by printing money on the value of money is known as the
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5. Using money creation to pay for government spending Consider Snackistan, a hypothetical country that produces only burritos. In 2018, a burrito is priced at $4.00. Complete the first row of the table with the quantity of burritos that can be bought with $700. Hint: In this problem, assume it is not possible to buy a fraction of a burrito, and always round down to the nearest whole burrito. For example, if your calculations result in 1.5 burritos, the answer should be 1 burrito. Price of a Burrito Burritos Bought with $700 (Quantity) (Dollars) Year 2018 4.00 2019 Suppose the government of Snackistan cannot raise sufficient tax revenue to pay its debts. In order to meet its debt obligations, the government prints money. As a result, the money supply rises by 20% by 2019. Assuming monetary neutrality holds, complete the second row of the table with the new price of a burrito and the new quantity of burritos that can be bought with $700 in 2019. The impact of the government's decision to raise revenue by printing money on the value of money is known as the

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When the price of a burrito is $4 then with a money income of $700, an individual can purchase 700/4 = 175 burritos in 2018.

It is given that the money supply increases by 20% in 2019.

Since the money neutrality holds, the price of a burrito will also increase by 20% i.e. in 2019, the price of a burrito will become (4) (1.2) = $4.80.

So, with $700 of money income, only 700/4.80 = 146 burritos can be purchased.

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