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N. Gregory Mankiw
ISBN: 9781337091985

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N. Gregory Mankiw
ISBN: 9781337091985
Textbook Problem

What are the primary responsibilities of the Federal Reserve? If the Fed wants to increase the supply of money, how does it usually do so?

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The primary functions of Fed and how it increases the money supply.

Explanation

The Federal Reserve is the central bank of the US economy and it is usually known as the Fed. The Fed has the responsibility to keep the economy controlled from the fluctuations and it has to control the money supply of the economy through its monetary policies. The primary responsibilities of Fed are as follows:

  1. 1. Regulate banks: The Fed is the apex authority of banks in the economy and it has to regulate all other banks by controlling the bank rate and the interest rate in the economy in order to avoid inflation and other economic fluctuations.
  2. 2. Ensure the health of the banking system: Fed has to ensure that there is a healthy financial system in operation in the economy, which is one of the important functions of the fed...

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