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The Federal Reserve and You

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Chapter 4: Monetary Policy

In this chapter, learn more about the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy. Find out how changes in the money supply can affect interest rates and, in turn, affect economic growth and the price level. Learn more about the importance of price stability and the Federal Reserve’s goals of monetary policy. Explore four of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy tools — open market operations, the discount rate, reserve requirements, and interest on reserves.

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Introduction
Introduction
 (4:16)

Effect of Changes in the Money Supply
Effect of Changes in the Money Supply
 (1:19)

Price Stability
Price Stability
 (2:23)

Monetary Policy Goals
Monetary Policy Goals
 (1:21)

The Role of the FOMC
The Role of the FOMC
 (1:37)

Open Market Operations
Open Market Operations
 (1:57)

The Discount Rate
The Discount Rate
 (1:29)

Interest on Reserves
Interest on Reserves
 (0:56)

Reserve Requirements
Reserve Requirements
 (1:07)

Monetary Policy During Turbulent Times
Monetary Policy During Turbulent Times
 (3:14)