Macroeconomics part 1

What I like about the PMI data is that it is released in a very timely fashion on the first business day of the month covering the previous month. I got the time series from the St.

The problem is that properly accounting for natural resources in the GDP accounts would be very difficult and costly. See the chart below. However, eventually the depreciation rate will limit the expansion of capital: What would it take for me to reduce my equity weight?

By the way, this raises the question of why the bond market foresees the trouble way before the equity market. The underground economy consists of transactions that are not documented for various reasons.

Government spending does not have to make up for the entire output gap.

Macroeconomics

For example, if based on past experience and after adjusting for economic growth, fourth quarter sales are usually 4 percent larger than annual average and the first quarter is 4 percent lower than the annual average we would divide the fourth quarter raw GDP figure by 1.

The total output of the economy is measured GDP per person. So, if the yield curve inverts it signals that the Federal Reserve has likely gone too far with rate hikes. I would probably not get too worried about just the yield curve inverting without any of the other indicators see below confirming the signal!

The Yield Curve signal seems to work pretty brilliantly. I got the long historical time series from Quandlbut for some reason, it stops in That number would have been released on October 1, the first business day of the next month. To make quarter-to-quarter comparisons meaningful we seasonally adjust the numbers.

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Examples of such tools are expendituretaxesdebt. However, the pollution that firms are not held responsible for are not reflected in market prices and do not appear in GDP. Home and volunteer services are productive efforts that are not included in GDP. There have been two occasions where the PMI dropped below 45 only half-way through the recession and Who would have thought?

So, the PMI would have been a bit late in timing the start of the recession but still excellent in timing the exit from the stock market! Well, I say almost because in the slope dropped very slightly below zero and then recovered again. Currently, the unemployment claims are close to a year low!

For example, GDP does not include the following: For example, when the Alaskan oil fields fields were developed in the s there was little initial impact on GDP.

Now, that would have been scary! For example, the transactions may be illegal e. What we should be interested in is if the decline is larger or smaller than normal. A Type 2 Error false alarmwhere the Federal Reserve is surprisingly aggressive in raising rates.

Usually, when quarterly figures are reported in the press they are reported as "seasonally adjusted annual rates.

I can also envision circumstances under which the yield signal may not necessarily work going forward: Central banks continuously shift the money supply to maintain a targeted fixed interest rate.

And one way to deal with Sequence Risk is to actively! Below 50 is considered contractionary and above 50 expansionary.

Measuring Output of the Macroeconomy

It depends on how much a few additional hours of leisure time is valued. That was in and I very much agreed with that assessment back then. Those payments must be excluded from GDP since they represent the contribution of production factors owned by foreigners.

Total GDP is the sum of four categories of final demand: Thus, we have two primary methods for measuring aggregate output: Independent central banks are less likely to make decisions based on political motives.

Usually total sales GDP during the fourth quarter of the year October through December is larger than the first quarter January through March because of Christmas.

The IS—LM model represents all the combinations of interest rates and output that ensure the equilibrium in the goods and money markets. In this course we'll try not to get bogged down in these accounting details.1 Macroeconomics Macroeconomics (Greek makro = ‘big’) describes and explains economic processes that concern aggregates.

An aggregate is a multitude of economic. Brief Contents PART I Introduction to Economics 1 1 The Scope and Method of Economics 1 2 The Economic Problem: Scarcity and Choice 25 3 Demand, Supply, and Market Equilibrium 47 4 Demand and Supply Applications 79 PART II Concepts and Problems in Macroeconomics 97 5 Introduction to Macroeconomics 97 6 Measuring National Output and National Income 7 Unemployment.

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