Assume that a hypothetical economy with an MPC of 0.75 is experiencing a severe recession. By how much would government spending have to rise to shift the aggregate demand curve rightward by $40 billion?
Answer Submitted by Anandh on Fri, 2013-04-26 21:39teacher rated 59 times 4.322035price: $0.00 ECONOMICS
MPC = 0.75, So spending multiplier = [ 1 / (1-MPC) ]
Multiplier = [ 1 / (1 – 0.75) ]
Multiplier = 1/0.25
Multiplier = 4
In order to shift the aggregate demand the government would have to increase the spending by $10 billion ( $40/multiplier)