The National Debt: Who Bears Its Burden?

The National Debt: Who Bears Its Burden?

Date: April 7, 2000
Creator: Makinen, Gail E.
Description: This report discusses the burden of a national debt and who bears that burden, which is a matter of Congressional concern since the gross national debt of the United States stands at some $5.5 trillion dollars.
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Current Economic Conditions and Selected Forecasts

Current Economic Conditions and Selected Forecasts

Date: October 21, 2008
Creator: Makinen, Gail E.
Description: This report contains information about the economy including an overview of the current economic conditions, fiscal and monetary policies, forecasts for 2008-2009, and other topics related to economic growth.
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Inflation: Causes, Costs, and Current Status

Inflation: Causes, Costs, and Current Status

Date: May 6, 2008
Creator: Labonte, Marc & Makinen, Gail E.
Description: This report discusses inflation including its causes and effect on the economy. In particular, it brings together broad knowledge from economists to discuss the real costs of inflation on the economy.
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Monetary Policy and the Federal Reserve: Current Policy and Conditions

Monetary Policy and the Federal Reserve: Current Policy and Conditions

Date: August 22, 2008
Creator: Labonte, Marc & Makinen, Gail E.
Description: This report discusses two of the four major responsibilities of the Federal Reserve (Fed) as the nation's central bank: execution of monetary policy and ensuring financial stability through the lender of last resort function. This report provides an overview of these mandates and activities, recent developments, and the role of Congressional oversight.
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The National Debt: Who Bears Its Burden?

The National Debt: Who Bears Its Burden?

Date: February 28, 2008
Creator: Labonte, Marc & Makinen, Gail E.
Description: This report provides background information regarding the burden of a national debt and statistical data. It discusses the national debt results, borrowing, and finance budget deficits.
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Monetary Policy: Current Policy and Conditions

Monetary Policy: Current Policy and Conditions

Date: November 22, 2006
Creator: Labonte, Marc
Description: This report discusses the monetary policy that can be defined broadly as any policy relating to the supply of money. The main agency concerned with the supply of money is the nation’s central bank, the Federal Reserve, monetary policy can also be defined in terms of the directives, policies, statements, and actions of the Federal Reserve.
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Current Economic Conditions and Selected Forecasts

Current Economic Conditions and Selected Forecasts

Date: July 28, 2006
Creator: Makinen, Gail E.
Description: U.S. real GDP growth has been positive for 18 consecutive quarters, and the economy is considered to be in an "expansion" phase. The rebound in payroll employment has been modest compared with past expansions. Other elements in the economic picture are promising: 1) A pick-up in output at the same time as employment is growing slowly means that productivity (or output per worker) is increasing; and 2) The inflation rate, measured by the CPI, rose 3.4% during 2005. The consensus among economists is that GDP will grow between 3.3% and 3.6% in 2006. The unemployment rate is expected to show little tendency to change. The inflation rate is expected to be higher than the rate that prevailed in 2005.
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Current Economic Conditions and Selected Forecasts

Current Economic Conditions and Selected Forecasts

Date: August 21, 2006
Creator: Makinen, Gail E.
Description: U.S. real GDP growth has been positive for 18 consecutive quarters, and the economy is considered to be in an "expansion" phase. Other elements in the economic picture are promising: 1) a pick-up in output at the same time as employment is growing slowly means that productivity (or output per worker) is increasing; and 2) the inflation rate, measured by the CPI, rose 3.4$ during 2005, driven largely by rising energy prices. The consensus among economists is that GDP will grow between 3.3% and 3.5% in 2006.
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Monetary Policy: Current Policy and Conditions

Monetary Policy: Current Policy and Conditions

Date: August 21, 2006
Creator: Labonte, Marc & Makinen, Gail E.
Description: Monetary policy can be defined broadly as any policy relating to the supply of money. Monetary policy can have important effects on aggregate demand and through it on real Gross Domestic Product (GDP), unemployment, real foreign exchange rates, real interest rates, the composition of output, etc., all of which are short-term effects. Over the longer run, the major effect of monetary policy is on the rate of inflation. A growing money supply is important for the subsequent growth in money spending or aggregate demand. The Federal Reserve executes monetary policy by setting a target for an overnight interest rate called the federal funds rate. Changes in the federal funds rates affect primarily short-term interest rates, and through these changes, money spending.
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Monetary Policy: Current Policy and Conditions

Monetary Policy: Current Policy and Conditions

Date: July 28, 2006
Creator: Labonte, Marc & Makinen, Gail E.
Description: Monetary policy can be defined broadly as any policy relating to the supply of money. Monetary policy can have important effects on aggregate demand and through it on real Gross Domestic Product (GDP), unemployment, real foreign exchange rates, real interest rates, the composition of output, etc., all of which are short-term effects. Over the longer run, the major effect of monetary policy is on the rate of inflation. A growing money supply is important for the subsequent growth in money spending or aggregate demand. The Federal Reserve executes monetary policy by setting a target for an overnight interest rate called the federal funds rate. Changes in the federal funds rates affect primarily short-term interest rates, and through these changes, money spending.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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