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Chapter 17, Problem 1CQQ
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The classical principle of monetary neutrality states that changes in the money supply do not influence ________ variables and is thought most applicable in the ________ run.

a. nominal, short

b. nominal, long

c.    real, short

d. real, long

To determine
Nominal and real variables and money neutrality.

Answer to Problem 1CQQ

Option ‘d’ is the correct answer.

Explanation of Solution

Option (d):

According to the principle of monetary neutrality, only nominal variables are affected by changes in the money supply. Also, monetary neutrality approximately describes the behavior of the economy in the long run. Thus, option ‘d’ is correct.

Option (a):

By the principle of monetary neutrality, nominal variables are affected by changes in the money supply. Also, monetary neutrality approximately describes the behavior of the economy in the long run. Thus, option ‘a’ is incorrect.

Option (b):

By the principle of monetary neutrality, nominal variables are affected by changes in the money supply. Thus, option ‘b’ is incorrect.

Option (c):

Monetary neutrality approximately describes the behavior of the economy in the long run. Thus, option ‘c’ is incorrect.

Economics Concept Introduction

Concept introduction:

Nominal variables: Nominal variable refers to those variables that are measured in monetary units.

Real variables: Real variables refer to those variables that are measured in physical units.

Monetary neutrality: Money neutrality refers to the changes in the money supply that do not affect real variables.

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