Economics

Question I60 pts. Testing your understanding of Nominal and Real GDP

I.1. 10 pts. Write down definition of GDP and explain it.

I.1. 10 ptsExplain Nominal GDP.

I.2. 40 pts. Explain Real GDP.

I.2.1. 10 pts. Why an artificial indicator of Real GDP is introduced?

I.2.2. 10 pts. What is the meaning of a ‘base year’ in computations of the GDP

deflator? (We will discuss the meaning of the GDP deflator.)

I.2.3. 10 pts. Provide an illustrative example of using the ‘base year price’ in

constructing Real GDP.

I.2.4. 10 pts. Draw an illustrative graph that contains hypothetical growth curves

of Nominal and Real GDP. Explain this graph.

(We will discuss question II.)

Question II. 30 pts. Explain the logic of relations between Nominal GDP, deflator of GDP,

and Real GDP.

               II.1. 20 pts. Explain the logic of transitioning from Nominal GDP to Real GDP

when the GDP deflator is given.

               II.2. 10 pts. Explain the relations between Nominal GDP, deflator of GDP, and

Real GDP.