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1. Economists have found evidence that receiving unemployment insurance
1. Economists have found evidence that receiving unemployment
A. increases the job search effort of the unemployed.
B. has no effect on the job search effort of the unemployed.
C. decreases the job search effort of the unemployed.
D. is the only factor affecting the job search effort of the
2. The charge for loanable funds is
A. not governed by the forces of supply and demand.
B. set by the U.S. government for its citizens.
C. cancelled after maturity.
D. the interest rate.3. Which of the following statements is correct?
A. Unions are bad for the economy as a whole.
B. Unions raise wages above the competitive equilibrium level.
C. Unions increase the level of employment in unionized firms.
D. Unions decrease the level of employment in nonunionized firms.
4. Financial intermediaries are
A. the same as financial markets.
B. financial institutions through which savers can indirectly provide funds to borrowers.
C. the markets that facilitate stock and bond transactions.
D. financial institutions through which savers can directly provide funds to borrowers.
5. According to the theory of efficiency wages, firms pay
A. above equilibrium wages because this may prove more profitable.
B. above equilibrium wages to protect themselves from their employees unionizing.
C. above equilibrium wages so their employees will keep company secrets.
D. below equilibrium wages to reduce production costs.
6. An investor who “puts all his eggs in one basket”
A. is risk averse. C. runs aggregate risk.
B. runs firm-specific risk. D. embraces diversification.
7. In the language of macroeconomics, investment refers to
A. the purchase of new capital. C. savings.
B. the purchase of stocks and bonds. D. the purchase of mutual funds.
8. Which of the following factors would fundamental analysis ignore?
A. Overall market trends last year
B. Demand for a company’s product
C. Government regulation of an industry
D. Amount of capital a company has
9. The accumulation of past budget deficits is called the
A. government debt. C. budget debt.
B. government deficit. D. cumulative debt.
10. A union is a type of _______ because, in effect, it’s a group of sellers acting together in the
hope of exerting market power.
A. monopoly C. oligopoly
B. cartel D. government organization11. The fall in investment due to government borrowing is called
A. the competition effect. C. crowding out.
B. the bully effect. D. the deficit effect.
12. Which of the following is a correct definition of private saving?
A. Income that businesses have left after paying for the factors of production
B. Tax revenue that the government has left after paying for its spending
C. Income that households have left after paying their taxes and paying for their
D. Household investment in stocks and bonds
13. Which of the following contributes to the natural rate of unemployment?
A. Government fiscal policy C. Inflation
B. Recessions D. Unions
14. If Carmen invests some money today at 10% annual interest, she’ll have $242 two years
from now. What is the present value of this sum?
A. $24.20 C. $200.00
B. $100.00 D. $220.00
15. What would happen in the market for loanable funds if the government increased the tax
on interest income?
A. The supply of loanable funds would increase.
B. The demand for loanable funds would decrease.
C. The supply of loanable funds would decrease.
D. The demand for loanable funds would increase.
16. Because of their tax advantage, municipal bonds issued by state and local governments
A. pay higher interest rates.
B. pay lower interest rates.
C. tend to be of a shorter term than other bonds.
D. tend to have a higher credit risk.
17. Frank has just finished school, but hasn’t yet begun to look for a job. As a result,
A. the unemployment rate increases, and the labor-force participation rate decreases.
B. the unemployment rate increases, and the labor-force participation rate is unaffected.
C. the unemployment rate increases, and the labor-force participation rate increases.
D. the unemployment rate is unaffected, and the labor-force participation rate is unaffected.18. Look at the data table that’s shown in Figure A-1. Calculate the labor-force participation
rate using the table provided.
A. 35.7 percent C. 90.0 percent
B. 85.7 percent D. 100.0 percent
19. Assume Isoland has a closed economy. Isoland’s national investment is $50,000,000, its
private saving is $60,000,000, and its taxes minus transfer payment equal $65,000,000.
How much are Isoland’s government purchases?
A. $10,000,000 C. $60,000,000
B. $15,000,000 D. $75,000,000
20. The unemployment rate is never zero because
A. some wages are always above the market equilibrium level.
B. some people always will choose not to work.
C. of the presence of discouraged workers.
D. of the maximum-wage laws.
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