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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Dibrugarh University (BA - 2nd Semester) Question Papers - Economics General (May'2015)

2015
(May)
ECONOMICS
(General)
Course: 201
(Macroeconomics)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32/24
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions

1. Choose the correct answer/ Answer the following: 1x8=8
  1. Net National Product (NNP) is
  1. GNP – Depreciation.
  2. GNP – Indirect taxes.
  3. GNP – Subsidies.
  4. None of the above.
  1. Which of the following is not a function of Central Bank?
  1. To issue currency notes.
  2. To create credit.
  3. To control credit.
  4. To act as the banker of the banks.
  1. If the value of marginal propensity to consume is 0.80, then the value of marginal propensity to save will be
  1. 0.40
  2. 0.30
  3. 0.20
  4. 0.10
  1. Mention one fiscal measure to correct unfavourable balance of payments.
  2. The World Trade Organization was started in
  1. 1959.
  2. 1995.
  3. 1996.
  4. 1997.
  1. The absolute income theory of consumption was advanced by
  1. Keynes.
  2. Fisher.
  3. Friedman.
  4. Modigliani.
  1. What is meant by ‘stagflation’?
  2. Which of the following banks is known as ‘lender of the last resort’?
  1. Commercial Bank.
  2. Central Bank.
  3. NABARD.
  4. Cooperative Bank.
2. Write short notes on any four (within 150 words each); 4x4=16
  1. Nature of macroeconomics.
  2. Index numbers as a measure of value of money.
  3. Permanent income hypothesis.
  4. Bank rate policy.
  5. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Answer the following questions (within 500 words each):
3. (a) What is national income? How far is it important in modern economic analysis? Discuss the limitations of estimating national income. 2+5+5=12
Or
(b) Define national income. Discuss various methods of computing national income and explain their merits and demerits. 2+5+5=12
4. (a) What do you mean by ‘value of money’? Critically discuss the cash balance approach to the quantity of theory of money. 1+10=11
Or
(b) Discuss Keynesian theory of money and price. What are its drawbacks? 8+3=11
5. (a) Explain the process of credit creation by the commercial banks with the help of example. 11
Or
(b) Write short notes on the following: 5+6=11
  1. Open-market operations.
  2. Selective credit control method.
6. (a) Explain diagrammatically the meaning of consumption function. Discuss the objective factors determining consumption function. 5+6=11
Or
(b) Explain the classical theory of employment and income. Mention its drawbacks. 7+4=11
7. (a) Distinguish between free trade and protection. Give five arguments in favour of free trade. 6+5=11
Or
(b) What do you mean by disequilibrium in balance of payments? What are the causes of this disequilibrium? Discuss the monetary measures to correct the disequilibrium in balance of payments. 2+4+5=11