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This chapter helps students review the concepts in a money and financial institutions unit of a standard introductory business course. Topics covered include:
- The four basic functions of money
- Effects of bank lending
- Required and excess reserves in the fractional reserve system
- Money demand and interest rates
- The Federal Reserve System
1. The Four Basic Functions of Money
This lesson uses real-world examples to describe the four basic functions that money serves in an economy. These basic functions help to create the foundation of the money system.
2. Money and Multiplier Effect: Formula and Reserve Ratio
In this lesson, explore the concept of the multiplier effect and the money multiplier. Then, learn the formula for calculating changes in the money supply.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Institutions of the U.S. Banking System
The United States banking system is diverse and consists of many different types of institutions. In this lesson, you'll learn about commercial banks, savings and loan associations, credit unions, and investment banks.
7. How the Government Protects Your Money During a Financial Crisis
In this lesson, you'll learn about some of the causes of the financial crisis of 2008 that brought us the Great Recession. You'll also learn what steps the federal government can take to help protect your money when the next financial crisis hits.
8. How Technology Makes Banking More Efficient
If you've ever heard the cliché 'banker's hours,' you know that banking traditionally has not been a fast and efficient process. In this lesson, you'll learn about how technology has improved the efficiency of banking for customers.
9. International Banking and Services
Business never stops in the global economy. Companies need banking services 24 hours a day on different continents. In this lesson, you'll learn about international banking, including services provided and types of banks.
10. The World Bank, IMF & Other International Banking Organizations
International banking and financial organizations exist to encourage economic and financial stability, help facilitate trade, and help with economic development. In this lesson, you'll learn about some of these important organizations.
11. What is Usury? - Definition & History
This lesson will define usury. It will also help you understand how the term was used in the past compared to how it is used today both in the United States and in England.
12. What is Money? - Definition and Types
In this lesson, you'll learn what money is and its four basic functions. You'll also take a look at how it benefits society and explore the different types of money.
13. Fractional Reserve System: Required and Excess Reserves
This lesson provides an overview of basic banking concepts, illustrating how deposits turn into required reserves and excess reserves. It also covers how a bank accounts for these items on its balance sheet.
14. How Money Is Made: Understanding Bank Lending in the Economy
In this lesson, you'll learn how a single deposit in a local bank increases the money supply and filters through the economy with the help of the fractional reserve banking system.
15. Money Demand and Interest Rates: Economics of Demand
Learn about the differences between money, wealth and income and explore the factors that determine the demand for money in an economy. Take a look at the demand curve for money as well.
16. The Money Market: Money Supply and Money Demand Curves
This lesson explores an economic model describing the supply and demand for money in a nation, referred to as the money market. It also describes the central bank's role in controlling the money supply, which impacts interest rates and the greater economy.
17. 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.
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