- Using the Expenditure Approach, Calculate GDP Given in the Following Table
|Billions of $ Dollars|
|Personal Consumption Expenditure (C)||10,089.1|
|Gross Private Domestic Investment (I)||1,628.8|
|Change in Business Inventories||-120.9|
|Government Expenditure (tt)||2,930.7|
|State and Local||1,786.9|
|Net Exports (X − M )||-392.4|
Expenditure Approach: GDP= C+I+G+NX
G= Government expenditure
NX= Net exports (NX= Exports – Imports)
GDP= 10,089.1+ 1,628.8+ 2,930.7-392.4
- Using the Data Below, Calculate the GDP Using the Income Approach and Identify Which Items on the List Superfluous in Your Calculation.
|Billions of Dollars|
|Compensation to Employees||4,500|
|Indirect Taxes minus Subsidies||500|
|Net Factor Payments to the Rest of the World||50|
GDP= National Income (NY) + Indirect Business Taxes (IBT) + Capital Consumption Allowance and Depreciation (CCA) + Net Factor Payments to the rest of the world (NFP)
In the above case, consumption and government spending are excluded when calculating GDP when using income approach method.
GDP= 4500+ 500+ 800+ 400+ 100+ 900+ 500+ 50
GDP= $7,750 billion
- How are Transfer Payments Reconciled in the National income and Personal Income Accounts? Explain Your Reasoning.
Basically, transfer payments are reconciled in the personal income accounts but excluded in the national income. The underlying reason for this accounting procedure is that national income represents all the earned but not received incomes by members of a specific country. On the contrary, personal income accounts for both the earned and received income.
- Using the Table Below, Calculate the Nominal GDP for 1987 and Calculate Real GDP for 1988 Using 1987 as the Base Year.
|Output 1987||Output 1988||Price 1987||Price 1988|
Nominal GDP for 1987
Price (1987) * Quantity (1987) = Value
GDP= Bread (6*1) + Paper Clips (10*0.5) + Wine (2*5)
Nominal GDP= $21
Real GDP for 1988 using 1987 as the base year
Real GDP= Price (1987)*Quantity (1988)
Real GDP= Bread (5*1) + Paper Clips (12*0.5) + Wine (3*5)
Real GDP= $26