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The Weekend Quiz – October 6-7, 2018

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Welcome to The Weekend Quiz. The quiz tests whether you have been paying attention or not to the blog posts that I post. See how you go with the following questions. Your results are only known to you and no records are retained. 1. The ECB has announced that it will taper its quantitative easing over the next few months. The steady decline in purchases of government bonds from the non-government sector will reduce the growth of net financial assets in that sector.TrueFalse2. The immediate change in the net worth of the non-government sector when the government increases its net spending is invariant to government issuing debt which exactly matches ($-for-$) the increase in net public spending. TrueFalse3. A rising government deficit will always allow the private domestic

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Welcome to The Weekend Quiz. The quiz tests whether you have been paying attention or not to the blog posts that I post. See how you go with the following questions. Your results are only known to you and no records are retained.

1. The ECB has announced that it will taper its quantitative easing over the next few months. The steady decline in purchases of government bonds from the non-government sector will reduce the growth of net financial assets in that sector.



2. The immediate change in the net worth of the non-government sector when the government increases its net spending is invariant to government issuing debt which exactly matches ($-for-$) the increase in net public spending.



3. A rising government deficit will always allow the private domestic sector to increase its overall saving in nominal terms.





Bill Mitchell
Bill Mitchell is a Professor in Economics and Director of the Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE), at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. He is also a professional musician and plays guitar with the Melbourne Reggae-Dub band – Pressure Drop. The band was popular around the live music scene in Melbourne in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The band reformed in late 2010.

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