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Beleaguered State Bank (BSB) holds $250 million in deposits and maintains a reserve ratio of 10 percent. a. Show a T-account for BSB. b. Now suppose that BSB’s largest depositor withdraws $10 million in cash from her account. If BSB decides to restore its reserve ratio by reducing the amount of loans outstanding, show its new T-account. c. Explain what effect BSB’s action will have on other banks. d. Why might it be difficult for BSB to take the action described in part (b)? Discuss another way for BSB to return to its original reserve ratio.

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N. Gregory Mankiw
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337091985

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Beleaguered State Bank (BSB) holds $250 million in deposits and maintains a reserve ratio of 10 percent.

a. Show a T-account for BSB.

b. Now suppose that BSB’s largest depositor withdraws $10 million in cash from her account. If BSB decides to restore its reserve ratio by reducing the amount of loans outstanding, show its new T-account.

c. Explain what effect BSB’s action will have on other banks.

d. Why might it be difficult for BSB to take the action described in part (b)? Discuss another way for BSB to return to its original reserve ratio.

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