ECON 214 Problem Set 1

1) If Max receives an unemployment check, would you include that transfer payment from the government in this year’s GDP? Why or why not?

2) In the following situations, explain what is counted in this year’s GDP:
a. You bought a new Wii at GameStop last year and resold it on eBay this year.
b. You purchase an Investing for Dummies book at Barnes and Noble.
c. You purchase a historic home using the services of a real estate agent.
d. You detail your car so it is spotless inside and out.
e. You purchase a new hard drive for your old laptop.

3) To which component of GDP expenditure (C, I, G, or NX) does each of the following belong?
a. Swiss chocolates imported from Europe.
b. A driver’s license you receive from the Department of Motor Vehicles.
c. A candle you buy at the local store.
d. A new home.

4) Many goods and services are illegally sold or legally sold but not reported to the government. How would increased efforts to count those goods and services affect our calculation of GDP?

5) Fill in the missing data in the following table:

Year Nominal GDP Real GDP GDP Deflator
2007 100000   94
2008   112000 100
2009 130000 114000  
2010 150000   117.2
2011   145000 130
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