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N. Gregory Mankiw
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Textbook Problem

Define real GDP and nominal GDP. Which is a better measure of economic well-being? Why?

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The difference between real GDP and nominal GDP.

Explanation

The GDP is the summation of the monetary value of all the goods and services produced within the political boundary of a country, within a financial year. There are two different ways of calculating the GDP of the economy and they are the real GDP and the nominal GDP.

The real GDP is the GDP calculated at the constant prices. There will be a base price index and the value of goods and services will be calculated on the base of the constant prices. Thus, it will measure the GDP of the economy on the same base year price index, which will help us to identify the inflation in the economy. The nominal GDP is the GDP calculated at the current prices. The GDP will be calculated by multiplying the quantity of goods and services produced with the current year’s market prices, which will include the inflation impact.

Among the two, the real GDP is better than the nominal GDP as a measure of economic well-being...

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