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Basic Monetary Policy Objectives

Basic Monetary Policy Objectives  

Stephen H. Axilrod

in The Federal Reserve: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
06 June 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199934485.003.0003
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What are the Fed’s basic objectives? As noted in the preceding chapter, the goals set for monetary policy in the Federal Reserve Act are maximum employment, stable prices, and low, ... More
Conclusion

Conclusion  

Stephen H. Axilrod

in The Federal Reserve: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
06 June 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199934485.003.0008
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What major challenges face the Fed as an organization in the future? Judged from today’s conditions, I would mention three. First, the Fed needs somehow to bring ... More
The Fed’s Organization for Policy

The Fed’s Organization for Policy  

Stephen H. Axilrod

in The Federal Reserve: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
06 June 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199934485.003.0002
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Where does responsibility for monetary policy decisions reside in the Fed? Though organized as a regional system, with 12 Federal Reserve Banks around the country, monetary policy ... More
The Fed’s Role, Other Domestic Policies, and Conditions Abroad

The Fed’s Role, Other Domestic Policies, and Conditions Abroad  

Stephen H. Axilrod

in The Federal Reserve: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
06 June 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199934485.003.0006
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What policies outside the Fed’s control most influence its policy effectiveness? With regard to policies that are, like the Fed’s monetary policy, aimed at influencing the economy ... More
The Fed’s Two Great Postwar Crises

The Fed’s Two Great Postwar Crises  

Stephen H. Axilrod

in The Federal Reserve: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
06 June 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199934485.003.0007
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In what ways are the two great postwar crises similar? On the face of it, they are hardly similar at all. The first, the great inflation crisis encompassed the 1970s and the first ... More
The Formulation and Communication of Monetary Policy

The Formulation and Communication of Monetary Policy  

Stephen H. Axilrod

in The Federal Reserve: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
06 June 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199934485.003.0005
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What is the institutional structure for monetary policy decisions? Monetary policy is essentially formulated in the FOMC because it is the entity within the Fed that controls open ... More
Instruments of Monetary Policy

Instruments of Monetary Policy  

Stephen H. Axilrod

in The Federal Reserve: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
06 June 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199934485.003.0004
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How are the Fed’s monetary instruments employed in the policy process? In implementing its monetary policy, the Fed has several policy instruments available to it, principally the ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Stephen H. Axilrod

in The Federal Reserve: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
06 June 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199934485.003.0001
Format: 
chapter
Why is the Federal Reserve (the Fed) so important to the country? The Fed is the nation’s central bank and, as authorized by law, independently determines the country’s monetary ... More

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