Unit 5 Problem Assignment

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Students are required to answer all the questions and sub-questions of the assignment. Please show all your work – graphs, formulas, and calculations (wherever necessary) to receive full credit. Just showing the final answer to a question will lead to a grade of zero.

**Please label your answers as they are shown in the question (for example 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, etc).

*Important information**:

You have the option of uploading multiple files in this assignment!
you may decide to type up most of the work (and then save as Word doc ) and then hand write math solutions or you can type up all your math solutions and insert graphs into Word docs as an image from your camera or smartphone

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1.(10 points) Based on the graph, what type of gap is the U.S. economy experiencing?
2.(40 points) From the Keynesian View—
a. Is the issue on the demand or supply side of the economy? What change needs to happen in our graph to bring the U.S. economy back to potential output?
b. What government actions would be recommended?
c. According to the Phillips curve, what would happen to the price level if we pursue policies to lower unemployment?
d. What did Keynes mean by “sticky prices”?
3.(30 points) From the Neoclassical View—
a. What change needs to happen in our graph to bring the U.S. economy back to potential output?
b. How will this happen?
c. Would this lead to more or less inflation that the Keynesian actions?
4.(10 points) From 2007-2009 the US experienced one of its worst economic collapses. Which approach did the U.S. government follow in regards to the economy—Keynesian or Neoclassical? Explain.
5.(10 points) In Spring 2020, the U.S. economy once again found itself in an economic crisis, this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Which approach did the U.S. government follow in regards to the economy—Keynesian or Neoclassical? Explain.

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