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N. Gregory Mankiw
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N. Gregory Mankiw
ISBN: 9781337091985
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Suppose government spending increases. Would the effect on aggregate demand be larger if the Federal Reserve held the money supply constant in response or if the Fed were committed to maintaining a fixed interest rate? Explain.

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The effect on aggregate demand due to increased government spending.

Explanation

If the government spending increases, aggregate demand increases; as a result, demand for money increases.

If the Fed maintains a constant money supply, then an increase in money demand leads to a rise in the interest rate. This, in turn, leads to a decline in the aggregate demand...

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