MBtest4study - Fed buys/sells treasury securities...

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Fed buys / sells treasury securities, raises / lowers bank reserves, raises / lowers excess reserves, banks increase / decrease loans, raise / lower measured money (M1). TR=Total Reserves= RR+ER RR=Req. Res.=rr D *D (rr D =required reserve ratio, D=level of transactions deposits). ER=ER*+ERu (Desired+Undesired) ER*=Desired=excess reserve ratio*D. With any value of ER, ΔD=1/ (rr D )*ERu. Deposit expansion multiplier=1/(rr D ) M1=[(c+1)/(c+rr D +e)]*[(c+rr D +e)*D] c=currency ratio e=excess reserve ratio. Fed can change TR, C, rr D . Banks determine e, public det c. ΔM1=[(1+c)/(c+rrD+e)]*ΔMB (MB=[(c+rr D +e)*D]) If system in disequalib, ERu can replace ΔMB. ΔD=[1/(1+c)]*ΔM1 ΔC=c+ΔD ΔTR=-ΔC ΔLoans=ΔM1=ΔD+ ΔC. Money multipliers from data: M1/MB=m* 1 M2/MB=m* 2 Fed targets for money depend on which multip. is more stable and which M is best predict of GDP. Digital cash new component of M1. Fed cant control. Origins of US Central Banking. 1791-1836. Bank fo England. The Bank of North America (1781) The First Bank of the United States (1791) The Second Bank of the United States (1816). 1837-1865 Free-Banking period. The Civil War and Greenbacks-flat money. Not backed by gold made during the civil war. Supposed to be temporary. 1865-1912. Gold Standard (1875). Brief bimetallism. Panics of 1873, 1893, 1907. Fed Reserve Act of 1913. Created Fed Reserve. Purpose: Develop, supervise, & control nation’s money, serve as nat. chec-clring sys, serve as depository for fed gov’t funds. Board of Governers of the FRS. 7 ppl, equal standing. Includes secretary treasury and comptroller of currency. Problems: only use discount window, each district bank sets own policy. Early Fed 1913-1935. Accom tresur. Dept. Buys bonds during WWI to keep prices up and int down. From 1916 to 1918 increases MS by 70%. Huge risk of inflation. Following WWI, District banks reassert power. NY bank pres engages in OMO. Great Depression, failure of fed. Init. Increased liquidity, but pulled back. By 1933, 33% banks fail, MS fallen 33%. Fed version 2 . 1935. Serves as lender of last resort. Board of governers reconsitituted. Does not include treas. Sec. or comp. of currency. Members serve 14yrs staggered. Pol party diver. Office of chairman and vice chrmn created. Authority of dist. banks. Fed Open Market
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course ECO 473 taught by Professor Foster during the Fall '07 term at N. Arizona.

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