On March 28th, 2007 the Fed Chairman Bernanke delivered his monetary policy report to the Joint Economic Committee of the US Congress. In his remarks, he expressed his concern about the uncertainty of the recent decline of the real estate market and its possible negative spillover effects on consumption and investment in coming
What economic arguments/assumptions could be used to jusify making the temporary tax cuts permanent?
One of the major economic policy initiatives for which GW Bush has been criticized-- even by some economists and politicians within his own party-- is a proposal to make permanent the "temporary" tax cuts that sharply reduced rates on high income taxpayers and which were initiated in the economic slump during his first term in o
Which statement is true when the fed is implementing a contractionary monetary policy? 1. fed decreases money supply in economy by increasing federal funds rate; or 2. fed increases federal funds rate by decreasing money supply in economy
Which statement is true when the fed is implementing a contractionary monetary policy? 1. fed decreases money supply in economy by increasing federal funds rate; or 2. fed increases federal funds rate by decreasing money supply in economy if 1, fully and precisely explain how federal funds rate is set by fed if 2, fully,
Discuss the key factors that the Fed must take into account when deciding whether or not to change the benchmark interest rates. In the current policy discussions on monetary policy, what do economists mean by the risk of the Fed overshooting?
What is the role of the Federal Reserve System and what are the key instruments of monetary policy it uses? Describe briefly how each of them works. Discuss the key factors that the Fed must take into account when deciding whether or not to change the benchmark interest rates. In the current policy discussions on monetary
3) Explain the three major instruments of monetary policy and the effect on short run vs. long run output in an economy. How does the Federal Reserve Bank control the quantity of credit? Explain how the Fed through its policies and tools, affects overall prices, output, employment, and interest rates? Prepare a Feder
Find and state the dividend policy of any existing firm ... OR ... Name a firm that is currently under investigation by the SEC and briefly explain the nature of the investigation (that is, "why is the firm being investigated?").
As a member of the Federal Reserve you are speaking with a group of newly elected members of Congress to explain your operations. The members of Congress have asked you to address the following issues. The Federal Reserve has traditionally conducted open market operations through the purchase and sale of government bonds. In
I need help with an article. I need a two to three paragraph real people explanation on this article and what he is saying about the theories of using fiscal policy and which theory would be the most supportive and why? the article is listed below: While Keynes revolutionized economic thinking in the 1930s, his theories were
Define opportunity cost and explain its relationship to economic reasoning. Give some examples.
Some economists believe that the Federal Reserve should follow strict rules for the conduct of monetary policy. These rules would require the Fed to make adjustments to interest rates based on information that is fully available to the public, such as the current unemployment rate and the current inflation rate. What are the pro
Current state of the economy, most urgent issues, monetary and fiscal policy. Effect of AIDS on Africa.
1. How do you assess the current condition of the economy? What are the strength and weaknesses? What policies do you regard as appropriate in directing economic performance going forward over the next four years? Please give a detailed answer. 2. From an economic perspective, what do you believe a
You have been asked by the Presidents Economic Advisors to sit on a committe considering fiscal policy to address the economy's current problem of slow growth. What fiscal policy will you recommend to the Presidents Advisors? Continuing with and expanding the strategic analysis of your company --- you did such a great job o
Please answer the attached questions. 1.How would a fall in U.S. interest rates affect Canadian investment, saving, net foreign investment, and the Canadian real exchange rate? 2.The federal government has made significant efforts to turn the federal deficit into a surplus over the last few years. Explain how this is like
> Respond to the following questions: > If the Federal Reserve were to engage in an activist stabilization > policy, in which direction should they move the money supply in > response to the following: > A wave of optimism boosts business investment and household > consumption. > To balance the budget, the federal go
Sometimes banks wish to hold reserves in excess of the legal minimum. Suppose that banks are initially fully loaned up and the required reserve ratio is 0.1. Then the Fed makes an open market purchase of $100,000 in government bonds, and each bank decides to hold excess reserves equal to 5 percent of its deposits. a) Derive
Suppose the Fed decides it needs to pursue an expansionary policy. Assume people hold no cash, the reserve requirement is 20%, and there are no excess reserves. a. Show how the Fed would increase the money supply by $2M through changing the reserve requirement. b. Show how the Fed would increase the money s
Do you think the current Fed monetary policies are effective?
What are the characteristics of expansionary and contractionary monetary policy?
Please help answer the following problems. 1) Oil and its effect on the economy - With rising oil/energy prices today, how is it affecting the economy? 2) Monetary Policy and the Federal Reserve - What is the stance of the federal reserves monetary policy in today's climate? 3) Yield Curve/Inversion - What in tod
If a nation desires to have stable prices (or low inflation), why not simply pass a law that prohibits firms from changing prices?
I need your Help finding the answer to the following multiple choice questions: 1. Economics would have little to say if it were not for a. the law of diminishing returns b. the fact that people are fickle c. the principle of substitution d. scarcity 2.Which of the following best describes why you are probably not will
Besides the tradeoffs of too much stimulation (inflation) and a devalued dollar with its negative ramifications, are there any other tradeoffs that I should consider? In view of these tradeoffs, how can I support the use of monetary policy?
Does anybody want to illustrate Monetary Policy using the following example: Let's say the Fed Reserve decreases interest rates by 5% (which they did recently over a period of 2 years). Manufacturers who used to offer 4% financing now are willing to do it for 0%. This causes aggregate demand for cars to increase by 100 Million,
A. Characterize the state of the economy. b. Is the Federal Reserve more concerned about high inflation or the possibility of a recession? Or, is the Federal Reserve more concerned about other issues? If so, what are they? c. What is the stated direction of recent monetary policy? What policy actions have the Fe
As the price level rises, ceteris paribus, people holding some of their wealth in monetary form become______________. a. less wealthy and they buy less b. more wealthy and they buy more c. less wealthy and they buy more d. more wealthy and they buy less If think it is it is a? Which of the following will cause a m
Summarize and critique a recent article or editorial piece on monetary policy from a major newspaper, magazine, or website. You should provide the complete reference for the item you are examining (including the url if it is available online).
I understand that the only way the fed/central bank can influence interest rates (fed funds rate) is via OMO. As i understand it - To increase rates, fed sells bonds (that were previously issued) which pushes the price of bonds in the market down , which leads to higher yields on bonds for those who buy them ... My first ques
Based on the quantity equation of exchange (with income velocity V constant) and the Fisher effect, what would be the appropriate percentage values for inflation, real GDP growth, and SHORT TERM nominal interets rates (i)? Assume 3% is the Yf (full employment) growth rate for the real GDP and the real SHORT TERM interest rate (r
Explain how the fed changes the money supply with an open market purchase of Treasury securities. (Be careful M1 = currency + checking deposits) I do not understand how the Fed changes money supply in relation to the currency portion of M1. Please assist and provide weblinks for additional references. Thks
Problem #1: Loanable Funds Market Consider the initial condition is one where the government is running a deficit of $100. Now consider what would happen in the market for loanable funds if the government decides to raise net taxes by $150 to eliminate the deficit - and start running a surplus. Draw the market for loanable fu