Essays Tagged: "Federal Reserve"

Greenspan's Re-Nomination

When Alan Greenspan presented the Federal Reserve's semi-annual report on monetary policy to the Subcommittee on Domestic and Internat ... n a recession in the economy, and with inflationary expectations waning, Chairman Greenspan and the Federal Reserve cut rates again in December. (Greenspan, 1996, Speech)There are, of course, critics ... uldn't Shoot Straight: Fed's Trample Over Their Own Rate Cut.' Dr. Evans contends that lowering the federal funds rate in July was a mistake because the economy was already starting to recover without ...

(6 pages) 90 0 5.0 Mar/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

The Federal Reserve and Money Supply If "taxation without representation" could rally the colonists against the British Crown in 1776, tight money and ruinous interest rates

The Federal Reserve and Money SupplyIf "taxation without representation" could rally the colonists again ... in 1776, tight money and ruinous interest rates might be cause for populist revolt in our own day. Federal Reserve monetary policy also has onerous social burdens, measured by huge changes in aggrega ... es and dollar exchange rates powerfully alters the U.S. distribution of national income and wealth. Federal Reserve shifts in policy have generated economic consequences that at least equal in size an ...

(15 pages) 370 0 4.2 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Economic History

Alexander Hamilton's Financial Plan

States by paying off the national debt. One way he did this was by exchanging old war bonds for new Federal Reserve bonds. In the eyes of other countries, this proved that the United States was respon ... t need to spend money on national defense.Today, Hamilton's financial plan still remains in effect. Federal Bonds are still issued by the government. A bond is purchased, and over a certain amount of ...

(2 pages) 98 0 3.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents

This essays talks about how the monetary policy is used by Federal Reserve in America.

nt policy because it controls the country economy. In America the monetary policy is control by the Federal Reserve. Using the tools of the monetary policy, the Federal Reserve can affect the volume o ... n affect the volume of money and credit and their price interest rates in America. So therefore the Federal Reserve influences employment, output and the general level of prices.It is important that t ...

(4 pages) 487 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Importance of the Federal Market Commitee

Why is the FOMC important to US stability?The FOMC or Federal Market Committee is the Federal Reserves monetary policymaking body. Their responsibilities ... ticipate in policy discussions it is the Board of Governors who vote on the policy.This part of the Federal Reserve is vital towards our economy. Their efforts show direct results on our unemployment ... fforts of the FOMC these areas would be much worse off.The FOMC is also responsible for setting the Federal Funds Rates. This is crucial in determine how banks lend money to each other and set the ton ...

(1 pages) 28 0 0.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Notes on Differnt Types of Economic Polices

and has to do with spending and taxing.Monetary PolicyIs under the control of our central bank (our federal resource). Monetary policy involves changing interest notes and changing the amount of money ... changing the amount of money the commercial banks have to lend. (money supply.)To control inflationFederal Reserve raises interest rates making borrowing more expensive, than people have less to appe ...

(1 pages) 85 0 1.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Economic History

Federal Reserve cuts interest rates

Federal Reserve Cuts Interest RatesThe Federal Reserve recently cut the key interest rate one-quarte ... since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Those comments were taken as a sign that not only were the federal fund rate going to drop, but those rates would be lower for quite some time. (http://www.yah ...

(1 pages) 120 1 2.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

A description of what the Beige book is

ion, and the banks continue to lend a lot of money for residential or commercial property, then the federal government may see it fit to raise or lower the interest rate based on the nations average. ... whether, the prices are likely going to increase due to the quantity cut back of the products. The federal reserve may raise interest rates when the economy is strong in an effort to slow it down. Th ...

(3 pages) 33 0 5.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

How The Great Depression affected the US and The World

ular two policies have been singled out by economists. The first is the tight money policies of the Federal Reserve which restricted the money supply. The second was the recourse to protectionism with ...

(4 pages) 53 0 5.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

U.S. Federal Reserve Monetary Policy

The Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States, was founded by Congress in 1913 to provide t ... provide the nation with a safer, more flexible, and more stable monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve's duties fall into four general areas: (1) conducting the nation's monetary policy; ... ices to the U.S. government, the public, financial institutions, and foreign official institutions ( Federal Reserve Monetary Policy over the last ten years.Currently, in 2004 ...

(5 pages) 237 0 3.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Economic Indicators in the Automotive Industry.

Impact of GDP on the automotive industry.The Federal Reserve's primary goal is sustained growth of the economy with full employment and stable pr ...

(6 pages) 410 0 3.5 Aug/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

A Nickel Ain't Worth A Dime: The Fed's Solution To The Inflation Problem.

t like any other commodity, it is set by supply and demand.The supply of money is determined by the Federal Reserve, along with the banking system. They use the three tools of monetary policy (open-ma ... he past four years, it is not nearly close to the level felt in the early '80s.With the rise in the federal fund rate and the anticipation that it is going to rise yet again in the following summer, c ...

(4 pages) 78 0 4.2 Dec/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Economic Indicators.

duct (GDP), the unemployment rate, inflation rate, producer price index (PPI), personal income, and Federal Reserve actions. Colander (2004) defines indicators with: "...a set of signs that indicate w ... generate inflation pressures and, finally, exorcise the specter of deflation, to the relief of the Federal Reserve. BMI expects annual inflation of 2.6% in 2005."The Consumer Price Index is the most ...

(13 pages) 812 0 5.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Should the U.S. return to a monetary policy based on the Gold standard?

sidential candidates as Jack Kemp and Stephen Forbes. Furthermore, even the current chairmen of the Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan, has written in the past on advantages of returning to the gold stan ... t starts in Europe is not going to end up in America, thanks to the flexibility and autonomy of the Federal Reserve Board. Fiat money also gives economists a chance to tie the appropriate size of the ...

(6 pages) 99 0 3.7 Feb/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Markets & Exchanges

How The Federal Reserve System Works In The United States

. As a consequence, all have developed central banks whose duties are essentially like those of the Federal Reserve, namely, to exert control over the direction and extent of changes in the money supp ... st rates offered by their banks, to increase their spending.This would seem to make the task of the Federal Reserve rather easy. All it has to do is to take the temperature of the economy and adjust t ...

(5 pages) 135 0 5.0 May/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Industry Overview paper (Automotive)

(CPI). We will also include and discuss three economic indicators, auto sales, personal income, and Federal Reserve actions.History of the Automotive IndustryThe automotive industry is the area of com ... be near zero or negative when financing outlays by borrowing or selling investment or other assets.Federal Reserve ActionsThe Federal Reserve affects the economic and financial decisions of virtually ...

(7 pages) 1062 0 5.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Housing Industry

with homeowners by supporting community development and increasing access to affordable housing.The Federal Housing Administration (FDA) has a significant impact on the economic growth as the United S ... ates Department and urban development ensuring homeowners will have access to affordable loans. The Federal Reserve decides the interest rate for loans after discussion of the economy, the supply of m ...

(11 pages) 261 0 0.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Fiscal Policy Simulation

olled by the government and politicians, in contrast to monetary policy, which is controlled by the Federal Reserve Bank and influences the economy by changing the banking system's reserves. Fiscal po ...

(3 pages) 161 0 0.0 Jun/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Consumer Confidence Surge May Help Lift Economy

ence Board. The New York based research group's consumer confidence index is closely watched by the Federal Reserve to help determine the health of the economy and make future policy.The reading of 11 ...

(2 pages) 19 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Fed Funds

"Fed slashes federal funds rate by one-half percentage points"�. This is what many headlines read after th ... I will briefly describe what exactly cutting the interest rate means and what exactly it does. The federal funds rate by definition is the rate at which banks charge each other for inter-day or over- ... te at which banks charge each other for inter-day or over-night loans. Banks make loans through the federal funds market to insure that their reserves meet the quota. Banks are required to have a cert ...

(6 pages) 31 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers