Question: a your next task for the policy brief is to...
a) Your next task for the Policy Brief is to compute the numerical value of the fiscal multiplier in current economic conditions.
To calculate the value of the multiplier, you have information showing that Australians pay an average rate of 24% in income tax, and that Australians spend about one-sixth (16%) of their income on imports.
To figure out the other information that you will need to calculate the value of the multiplier, you should use the ABS data from the previous question (part (b)) on the household saving ratio for June 2020.
When you undertake your calculation, your manager has asked you to provide the formula for the fiscal multiplier and provide the full steps of your working, to show how you arrived at your answer. Round off your final answer to 2 decimal points. When you present your answer, write a clear sentence explaining how to interpret this final number.
b) Now that you have computed the value of the multiplier, calculate your forecast of the overall impact of the government’s $257 billion stimulus package once the full effects are circulated throughout the economy.
You can use the value of multiplier rounded off to 2 decimal places, and present your final answer also rounded off to 2 decimal places.
Again, be sure to show all your working because this will be needed in the Policy Brief.
When you present your answer, write a clear sentence explaining how to interpret this final number.