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N. Gregory Mankiw
ISBN: 9781337091985

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8th Edition
N. Gregory Mankiw
ISBN: 9781337091985
Textbook Problem

As described in the chapter, the Federal Reserve in 2008 faced a decrease in aggregate demand caused by the housing and financial crises and a decrease in short-run aggregate supply caused by rising commodity prices.

a. Starting from a long-run equilibrium, illustrate the effects of these two changes using both an aggregate-supply/aggregate-demand diagram and a Phillips-curve diagram. On both diagrams, label the initial long-run equilibrium as point A and the resulting short-run equilibrium as point B. For each of the following variables, state whether it rises or falls or whether the impact is ambiguous: output, unemployment, the price level, the inflation rate.

b. Suppose the Fed responds quickly to these shocks and adjusts monetary policy to keep unemployment and output at their natural rates. What action would it take? On the same set of graphs from part a, show the results. Label the new equilibrium as point C.

c. Why might the Fed choose not to pursue the course of action described in part b?

Sub part (a):

To determine

The changes in aggregate supply and demand on aggregate supply curve, aggregate demand curve, and Phillips curve.

Explanation

The changes in aggregate supply and demand on aggregate supply curve, aggregate demand curve and Phillips curve is explained with the help of a Figure, as shown below.

Figure 1 shows the shift in ADC and ASC.

                                      A                                                                   B

Sub part (b):

To determine

The changes in aggregate supply and demand on aggregate supply curve, aggregate demand curve, and Phillips curve.

Sub part (c):

To determine

The changes in aggregate supply and demand on aggregate supply curve, aggregate demand curve, and Phillips curve.

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