International Finance Theory and Policy
by Steven M. Suranovic

Finance 6

Finance 6

Finance Questions 6 2-1


1. Consider the Japanese economy over two periods of time: period 1 (today) and period 2 (the future). Suppose Japanese GDP today is $2,000 billion (we'll use $ rather than yen). Suppose Japan runs a current account surplus of 5% of GDP in period 1 and lends money at the market interest rate of 5%

A. What is the value of domestic spending (on C, I and G) in the first period?

B. What would be the value of domestic spending in Japan in period 2 if all period 1 loans are repaid with interest and no economic growth occurs between periods?

International Finance Theory and Policy - Chapter 6: Last Updated on 1/6/08