# Econ Questions

Explain if he following people will gain or lose during deflation.

1.A tenant who has entered into a fixed-rent contract to rent an apartment for two years.

2.A businessman who has borrowed money from a bank at a fixed interest rate.

Suppose the proportion of foodstuffs in the composite consumer price index is 25.5%.When the price of food increase by 60%.the composite CPI will increase by________

1.35%,4.25%15.3%or20.7%?

### 3 個解答

• 匿名
1 十年前
最愛解答

1. In deflation. the purchasing power of money increased, while the tenant is paying the same amount of money with higher purchasing power,he/she lose.

2. lose,same idea with Q1

sorry i cant answer your 3rd question,coz i forget the calculation of CPI, and does CPI shows with%? i just know it will shown on numbers only.

• 小強
Lv 7
1 十年前

迫於無奈地揀普通，其實我覺得係正面

• R Ho
Lv 6
1 十年前

CPI = Value of base year’s quantities at current yr prices/base yr prices. It is represented by an index (value) not percentage.

Assume the previous CPI = 100. Now the only thing changed is the price of food by 60%. Thus, its impact to the CPI is an increase of 60% * 25.5%, i.e., 15.3%.

2007-09-15 01:30:55 補充：

Also, the new CPI would now be 115.3.