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The Weekend Quiz – May 11-12, 2019

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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. In a fixed coupon government bond auction, the higher is the demand for the bonds:the higher the yields will be at that asset maturity which suggests that higher fiscal deficits will eventually drive short-term interest rates downthe lower the yields will be at that asset maturity which suggests that higher fiscal deficits will eventually drive short-term interest rates downthe lower the yields will be at that asset maturity but this tells us nothing about the effect of fiscal deficits on short-term interest rates2. When the government borrows

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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. In a fixed coupon government bond auction, the higher is the demand for the bonds:




2. When the government borrows from the non-government sector it eventually has to pay the bonds back on maturity. This will:




3. When an external deficit and public deficit coincide, there must be a private sector deficit, which means that governments can only really run fiscal deficits to support a private sector surplus, when net exports are strong.





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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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