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- Federal Reserve system
- Open market operations and the Federal Reserve
- Discount rate and monetary policy
- Quantity theory of money
- Velocity of money
- Real vs. nominal interest rates
- Hyperinflation, money supply and the consumer price index
1. What is the Federal Reserve System?
Have you ever wondered why interest rates go up and down, seemingly at random? Of course you have! Discover what the Federal Reserve is, what its goals are and how those goals are achieved in this introductory lesson explaining the central bank of the United States.
2. Reserve Requirement, Open Market Operations and the Discount Rate
This lesson outlines the three main tools used by the central bank to conduct monetary policy, including open market operations, required reserves and the discount rate.
3. Open Market Operations & the Federal Reserve: Definition & Examples
This lesson explains the most frequently used monetary policy tool of the central bank, open market operations. Using examples, you'll go inside the formula of the money multiplier and see how the Federal Reserve effectively controls the interest rate of the economy.
4. How the Reserve Ratio Affects the Money Supply
Where does our supply of money come from. Well, it's in the hands of the Federal Reserve. In this lesson, discover how the central bank can dramatically alter the supply of money in the economy by changing the reserve requirements of the banks it oversees.
5. The Discount Rate & Monetary Policy: How Banks Can Borrow Money from the Federal Reserve
Learn more about the discount rate, which is the rate that banks pay to the central bank when borrowing money. This lesson explains how changes in the discount rate affect the money supply and how the central bank can use the discount rate as part of monetary policy.
6. How the Federal Reserve Changes the Money Supply and Affects Interest Rates
Discover the connection between the money supply and economic output and how the central bank's tools lead to an increase or decrease in real GDP via expansionary and contractionary monetary policy.
7. Quantity Theory of Money: Output and Prices
This lesson explains the quantity theory of money and how to apply it, including the idea that an increase in the money supply leads to inflation in the long run.
8. The Velocity of Money: Definition and Circulation Speed
Learn about the method economists use to measure how fast money changes hands throughout the economy, referred to as the velocity of money. With the help of an imaginative story, this lesson defines the concept of velocity as well as what determines it.
9. Real vs. Nominal Interest Rates and Changes in Prices
This lesson explains the important difference between nominal and real interest rates and provides examples of how to use the Fisher equation to adjust nominal rates for inflation.
10. Private Investment and Real Interest Rates
When you borrow money, where does that money come from and why is it available? In this lesson, you'll learn about the market for loanable funds, where savers deposit money and entrepreneurs borrow money to finance private investment.
11. Hyperinflation, Money Supply and the Consumer Price Index
Is there such a thing as too much money? Maybe. What happens when inflation is excessive? This lesson explores what hyperinflation is and how it is connected with the money supply.
12. What is National Debt? - Definition, Effects & History
National debt is the total amount owed by a government to its creditors. National debt plays a crucial role in a country's financial system. Learn about this and test your knowledge with a quiz.
13. What is Quantitative Easing? - Definition, History & Effects
Quantitative easing is the infusion of cash into the economy to stimulate lending and economic growth. A brief history and timeline of the use of quantitative easing is explored in this lesson.
14. Monetary Value: Definition & Examples
Monetary value is a concept that helps makes our modern economic system possible. In this lesson, you'll learn about monetary value, its related concepts, and its importance.
15. The Glass-Steagall Act: Purpose & Repeal
The Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 was enacted in response to the stock market crash of 1929. This bill was repealed in 1999 by the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act because it was seen as being too restrictive for banks and businesses. This lesson discusses the history and impact of these two acts.
16. The Glass-Steagall Act: Definition & Summary
The Glass-Steagall Act was a law that was passed in 1933 to prevent banks for speculating in the stock market and then failing during a stock market crash. The law remained in effect until 1999 when it was repealed by Congress.
17. What is a Currency War? - Definition & History
In this lesson we will discuss what a currency war is and the history behind currency wars. We will also discuss the negative effects of a currency war and its impact on the economy.
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