# Global Economy - Macro

## Global Economy - Macro

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The Global Economy – Macro; FINA 4621;

1.- Calculate average annual inflation from 2005 to 2008 if these are the baskets of goods consumed and their prices:

(Note that there are two ways to calculate inflation given this data.)

|Year 1 Prices |\$1 |\$2 |\$5 |
|Year 1 Quantities |10,000 |20,000 |1,000 |
|Year 2 Prices |\$1.50 |\$2.50 |\$3.50 |
|Year 2 Quantities |8,000 |22,000 |1,300 |

1) Using Y1’s quantity:

Y1 = 1*10000+2*20000+5*1000 = 55000

Y2 = 1.5*10000+2.5*20000+3.5*1000 = 68500

g=(68500/55000)^(1/3)-1 = 7.59%

2) Using Y2’s quantity:

Y1: 1*8000+2*22000+5*1300 = 58500

Y2: 1.5*8000+2.5*22000+3.5*1300 = 71550

g= (71550/58500)^(1/3)-1 = 6.94%

2.- a) Show which investors would rather buy treasury bonds than that buy claims to corporate bonds or equities in the following table. If investors can get buy T-Bills (which pay the fed rate) , and still get their desired rate, they put all their money in treasuries. If they want a higher rate than what the fed rate offers, they buy corporate bonds or equities.

| |Investors Desired Rate and amount of assets to |
| |invest |
| |3 tn |2 tn |2 tn |
|Fed | |1% |2% |3% |
|Rate | | | | |
| |1% |T-Bills |C Bonds |C Bonds |
| |2% |T-Bills |T-Bills |C Bonds |
| |3% |T-Bills |T-Bills |T-Bills |
| |4% |T-Bills |T-Bills |T-Bills |

b) Suppose the fed wants to set the Treasury...