ECO 314

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  1. What are the players in the money supply process?
    • 1. Federal Reserve
    • 2. Banking system
    • 3. Public
  2. Monetary base (MB)=
    Currency + Reserves in the banking system

    - the fed has a wide ability to contro the moneytary base
  3. Money multiplier
    Links the monetary base to the money supply: with a stable money mutlitplier the fed can control the money supply
  4. The fed changes monetary base through open-market operations
    The open market purthcase of 100$ has increase reserves by that amount: therfore the monetary base has risen by 100$.

    -puting money in to the bank coming from the fed
  5. Open market purchase from the publie
    • If the security was purchased by the nonbank public and the money fo the sale of the bond is deposited into the bank...
    • -The fed has perfect control over monetary base=pretty stable

    • * the effect of an open market purchase on the reserves depends on whether the seller of the bonds keeps the proceeds from the sale in currency or deposits
    • * the effect of an open market purchase on the monetary base is to always increase the base by the amount of the purchase
  6. Base =Bnon+ BR (bank reserces)
    * the fed has complete control over the nonborrowed monetary base (through open market operations) but only partial control over borrowed reserves (it cannot fully determin how much banks borrow but it does set the discount rate
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ECO 314
2011-11-15 06:22:52
test chap 14

Chapter 14
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