CFA Practice Question

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CFA Practice Question

According to the Neoclassical theory, when there is an increase in the growth rate of TFP, the per capita income will:

A. increase.
B. remain the same.
C. decrease.
Correct Answer: C

This is because the labor supply and the level of TFP both remain the same.

User Contributed Comments 5

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broadex i dont get this???
602099361 Can anyone explain this?
daverco I don't think this can be correct. "long-run growth in income per capita in an economy with an aggregate neoclassical production function must be driven by growth in TFP". http://www.people.hbs.edu/dcomin/def.pdf
Unless this is some rare exception...
dada This is the direct quote from the textbook: An increase in the growth rate of TFP reduces the steady state capital-to-labor ratio and output per worker for given levels of labor input and TFP.

The answer is correct. There is a difference between increase in growth rate and the growth rate itself. If the TFP is growing at 5% per year, there is NO increase in the growth rate although it is growing!
davidt876 if "the growth rate of TFP" is the numerator of a positive fraction in the equation for "growth rate of output per capita ".. how, can an increase in the growth rate of TFP decrease per capita income/output?
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