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N. Gregory Mankiw
ISBN: 9781337091985

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N. Gregory Mankiw
ISBN: 9781337091985
Textbook Problem

Suppose that the election of a popular presidential candidate suddenly increases people’s confidence in the future. Use the model of aggregate demand and aggregate supply to analyze the effect on the economy.

To determine

The impact of future confidence on the economy.

Explanation

The demand comes from all the economic agents such as the households, firms as well as the government. The demand depends on the price level of the economy. The increase and decrease in the price level determines the level of demand in the economy. The aggregation of all the individual demands in the economy is known as the aggregate demand thus, the aggregate demand explains the relationship between the general price level and the level of real GDP demanded in the economy by the economic agents such as the households, firms and the government. The supply depends upon the price level in the economy. When the price level is higher, the suppliers will be receiving higher income and this would incentivize them to increase the supply in the economy and vice versa. The aggregation of the supply curves of all the firms in the economy is known as the aggregate supply curve. In the short run period, the aggregate supply curve represents the relationship between the price level in the economy and the supply by the firms.

When the popular presidential elections in the economy increase the future faith of the economy, they will expect better returns in the future and will increase their present expenditure. As a result of the increased expenditure by the people, the total spending of the economy will increase, leading to the rightward shift in the aggregate demand curve of the economy...

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