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### why does consumption not have a positive multiplier?

My tutor said that only $I$, $G$, $X-M$ in AD can include a multiplier and that consumption does not create a multiplier effect. I understand that these factors affect my ability to consume and that ...
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### Increasing Returns to Scale and Perfect Competition

Increasing returns to scale due to internal economies are incompatible with perfect competition BUT increasing returns to scale due to external economies are compatible with perfect competition SOURCE:...
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### Open Economy IS-LM with Perfect Capital Immobility

As a part of self-study for entrance exams I was trying to solve the following problem: The problem with this question is that I feel like the equation for $TB$ is incorrect, because we are given ...
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### The case where the entire amount of investment goods are supplied by the imports

A positive investment multiplier does not exist in an open economy simple Keynesian model when the entire amount of investment goods is supplied from import. Examine the validity of this statement. My ...
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### Small Open Economy

In a small open economy, the interest rate is exogenous: The world interest rate. The domestic interest rate can fluctuate momentarily, but because of complete freedom of international flow of funds, ...
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### IS equation in a DSGE: interpretation

I am solving a DSGE model and I derived the following expression for the IS equation: However, I have some problems interpreting this equation. How would you interpret it? is the domestic output is ...
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### Small Open Economy (SOE) Vs. Emerging Market Economy (EME)

In the graduate-level macro, I often see a Small Open Economy (SOE) setting, e.g., in the textbook of Gali. Yet when I read papers, authors sometimes use the term Emerging Market Economy (EME). I ...
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### Can anyone explain why the Swiss balance of payments is not balanced (real data)?

While doing a little research I went to the Swiss National Bank's website and downloaded their data on the Swiss balance of payments. The data is here: https://data.snb.ch/en/topics/aube#!/cube/...
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### When companies export do they receive the foreign currency or their domestic currency? (net capital outflows)

In Mankiw "Economics" (Fourth edition) it states when a company exports (UK BP Oil to Japan): Two things have occured the UK has sold to a foreigner some of its output in the goods market (...
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### Financial manipulation and Inflation as tools for sovereign debt default

In the book This Time Is Different, by Reinhart and Rogoff, in chapter 8, the authors state that Higher minimum level of reserves (?) And/or upper bound/ceiling to interest rates ( will help increase ...
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### Is there a way to trade currencies several times and end up with more money than one starts with?

Conjecture: The foreign price value of a currency is not absolute. Scenario: If the euro appreciates relative to the British pound and the price of the US dollar stays the same relative to the euro, ...
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### Shifts in IS in a fixed exchange rate mechanism

First, we assume we are in a fixed exchange rate mechanism. In this system, I deduce that the expected exchange rate would be fixed, at the market rate. In a floating system, with open capital markets,...
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### Why would foreign asset purchases by PBOC temper yuan appreciation?

Suppose the PBOC buys a bunch of dollar-denominated bonds, using its dollar reserves. All else equal, what effect should this have on the yuan-USD exchange rate? And why? It amounts to trading non-...
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### Are Investments positively or negatively correlated with interest rate

Having just begun self-studying economics, I apologise if this question is too simple. Do investments increase or decrease with increased interest rate? According to the small, closed economy model (...
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### Why FDI stock in the same year is different in the same reports?

From World Investment Report 2003, in 2000, the US has 12.4% GDP as FDI inward stock and 13.2% GDP as FDI outward stock. These numbers are equivalent to 1274720 million USD, and 1356960 million USD. ...
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