Monetary Policy and the Federal Reserve: Current Policy and Conditions

Monetary Policy and the Federal Reserve: Current Policy and Conditions

Date: July 6, 2012
Creator: Labonte, Marc
Description: This report discusses how the Federal Reserve (Fed) handles monetary policy, including background information about the execution of monetary policy, the recent and current stance of monetary policy, and current legislation and Congressional oversight that would affect the Fed's practices.
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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: January 30, 2012
Creator: Labonte, Marc
Description: The Federal Reserve (Fed) defines monetary policy as the actions it undertakes to influence the availability and cost of money and credit. Since the expectations of market participants play an important role in determining prices and growth, monetary policy can also be defined to include the directives, policies, statements, and actions of the Fed that influence how the future is perceived. In addition, the Fed acts as a “lender of last resort” to the nation's financial system, meaning that it ensures continued smooth functioning of financial intermediation by providing financial markets with adequate liquidity. This role has become of great importance following the onset of the recent financial crisis. Congress has delegated responsibility for monetary policy to the Fed, but retains oversight responsibilities to ensure that the Fed is adhering to its statutory mandate “maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates.” This report looks at the background and influences of current legislation that would affect the Fed's practices.
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The FY2014 Government Shutdown: Economic Effects

The FY2014 Government Shutdown: Economic Effects

Date: November 1, 2013
Creator: Labonte, Marc
Description: This report discusses the effects of the FY2014 government shutdown on the economy. It also reviews third-party estimates of the effects of the shutdown on the economy, which predicted a reduction in gross domestic product (GDP) growth of at least 0.1 percentage points for each week of the shutdown, with a cumulative effect of up to 0.6 percentage points in the fourth quarter of 2013.
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What if the National Debt Were Eliminated? Some Economic Consequences

What if the National Debt Were Eliminated? Some Economic Consequences

Date: February 25, 2002
Creator: Labonte, Marc
Description: None
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What if the National Debt Were Eliminated? Some Economic Consequences

What if the National Debt Were Eliminated? Some Economic Consequences

Date: April 12, 2001
Creator: Labonte, Marc
Description: None
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What if the National Debt Were Eliminated? Some Economic Consequences

What if the National Debt Were Eliminated? Some Economic Consequences

Date: July 14, 2000
Creator: Labonte, Marc
Description: None
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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
Description: None
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Monetary Policy: Current Policy and Conditions

Monetary Policy: Current Policy and Conditions

Date: August 21, 2006
Creator: Labonte, Marc & Makinen, Gail
Description: None
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Monetary Policy: Current Policy and Conditions

Monetary Policy: Current Policy and Conditions

Date: August 21, 2006
Creator: Labonte, Marc & Makinen, Gail
Description: None
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Monetary Policy: Current Policy and Conditions

Monetary Policy: Current Policy and Conditions

Date: July 28, 2006
Creator: Labonte, Marc & Makinen, Gail
Description: None
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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