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CHAPTER 4 CHAPTER 4 Money and Inflation Money and Inflation slide 0 CHAPTER 4 Money and Inflation CHAPTER 4 CHAPTER 4 Money and Inflation slide 1 In this chapter you will learn In this chapter you will learn ± The classical theory of inflation causes effects social costs ± “Classical” -- assumes prices are flexible & markets clear. ± Applies to the long run. CHAPTER 4 CHAPTER 4 Money and Inflation slide 2 U.S. inflation & its trend, U.S. inflation & its trend, 1960 1960 -2001 2001 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 % per year inflation rate
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CHAPTER 4 CHAPTER 4 Money and Inflation Money and Inflation slide 3 U.S. inflation & its trend, 1960 1960 -2001 2001 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 % p e r ye a r inflation rate inflation rate trend CHAPTER 4 CHAPTER 4 Money and Inflation slide 4 The connection between The connection between money and prices money and prices ± Inflation rate = the percentage increase in the average level of prices. ± price = amount of money required to buy a good. ± Because prices are defined in terms of money, we need to consider the nature of money, the supply of money, and how it is controlled. CHAPTER 4 CHAPTER 4 Money and Inflation slide 5 Money: definition Money: Money is the stock of assets that can be of assets that can be readily used to make readily used to make transactions. transactions.
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CHAPTER 4 CHAPTER 4 Money and Inflation Money and Inflation slide 6 Money: functions Money: functions 1. medium of exchange we use it to buy stuff 2. store of value transfers purchasing power from the present to the future 3. unit of account the common unit by which everyone measures prices and values CHAPTER 4 CHAPTER 4 Money and Inflation slide 7 Money: types Money: 1. fiat money has no intrinsic value example: the paper currency we use 2. commodity money has intrinsic value examples: gold coins, cigarettes in P.O.W. camps CHAPTER 4 CHAPTER 4 Money and Inflation slide 8 Discussion Question Which of these are money? a. Currency b. Checks c. Deposits in checking accounts (called demand deposits ) d. Credit cards e. Certificates of deposit (called time deposits )
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CHAPTER 4 CHAPTER 4 Money and Inflation Money and Inflation slide 9 The money supply & monetary policy The money supply & monetary policy ± The money supply is the quantity of money available in the economy. ± Monetary policy is the control over the money supply. CHAPTER 4 CHAPTER 4 Money and Inflation slide 10 The central bank The central bank ± Monetary policy is conducted by a country’s central bank . ± In the U.S., the central bank is called the Federal Reserve (“the Fed ”). The Federal Reserve Building Washington, DC slide 11 Money supply measures, April 2002 April 2002 _Symbol Assets included Amount (billions)_ C Currency $598.7 M1 C + demand deposits, 1174.0 travelers’ checks, other checkable deposits M2 M1 + small time deposits, 5480.1 savings deposits, money market mutual funds, money market deposit accounts M3 M2 + large time deposits, 8054.4 repurchase agreements, institutional money market mutual fund balances
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