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The Weekend Quiz – October 19-20, 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. The government has to issue debt if the policy interest rate is positive unless the central bank pays a positive interest rate on overnight reserves.TrueFalse2. Other things equal, larger fiscal deficits as a percentage of GDP squeeze the availability of real resources that the private sector can use for other productive uses.TrueFalse3. For a nation running a small external deficit, the government fiscal position will always be in deficit if the domestic private sector successfully spends less than its income.TrueFalse

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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 government has to issue debt if the policy interest rate is positive unless the central bank pays a positive interest rate on overnight reserves.



2. Other things equal, larger fiscal deficits as a percentage of GDP squeeze the availability of real resources that the private sector can use for other productive uses.



3. For a nation running a small external deficit, the government fiscal position will always be in deficit if the domestic private sector successfully spends less than its income.





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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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