Posted by **Janice** on Monday, February 16, 2009 at 8:30pm.

The gross national debt initially is equal to $2.5 trillion and the federal government then runs a defict of $100 billion:

1. What is the new level of gross national debt?

2. If 100 percent of this deficit is financed by the sales of securities to the public, what happens to the level of debt held by the public? What happens to the the level of gross debt?

3. If GDP increases by 6 percent in the same year as the deficit is run, what happens to gross debt as a percentage of GDP? What happens to the level of debt held by the public as a percentage of GDP?

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