Question: The government decreases current taxes while holding government spending in

The government decreases current taxes, while holding government spending in the present and the future constant.
(a) Using diagrams, determine the equilibrium effects on consumption, investment, the real interest rate, aggregate output, employment, and the real wage. What is the multiplier, and how does it differ from the government expenditure multiplier?
(b) Now suppose that there are credit market imperfections in the market for consumer credit, for example due to asymmetric information in the credit market. Repeat part (a), and explain any differences in your answers in parts (a) and (b).


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