The use of government spending and taxes to influence the nation's spending, employment, and price level.
Discretionary Fiscal Policy
The deliberate use of changes in government spending or taxes to alter aggregate demand and stabilize the economy.
The change in aggregate demand(total spending) resulting from an initial change in any component of aggregate expenditures, including consumption, investment, government spending, and net exports.
SM= 1/(1-MPC) or 1/(MPS)
Expansionary Fiscal Policy
-Increase government spending
-Increase government spending and taxes equally
Contractionary Fiscal Policy
-Decrease government spending
-Decrease government spending and taxes equally
Marginal Propensity to Consume(MPC)
the change in consumption spending resulting from a given change in income
MPC=change in consumption spending/change in income
The change in aggregate demand(total spending) resulting from an initial change in taxes.
Balanced Budget Multiplier
An equal change in gov spending and taxes, which changes aggregate demand by the amount of the change in government spending
^ AD=(^Gov x m)+(^T x tm)
Federal expenditures and tax revenues that automatically change levels in order to stabilize an economic expansion or contraction; sometimes refereed to as non discretionary fiscal policy
A budget in which government revenues exceed government expenditures in a given time period
A budget in which government expenditures exceed government revenues in a given time period
Supply-side Fiscal Policy
A fiscal policy that emphasizes government policies that increase aggregate supply in order to achieve long-run growth in real output, full employment, and a lower price level.
The direct exchange of one good or service for another good or service, rather than for money
Medium of exchange
The primary function of money to be widely accepted in exchange for goods and services
Unit of account
The function of money to provide a common measurement of the relative value of goods and services
The total of checking account balances in financial institutions convertible to currency "on demand" when a check is written without advance notice
The definition of money supply that equals M1 plus near monies, such as savings deposits and small time deposits of less than 100,000.
Federal Reserve System
The 12 Central banks that service banks and other financial institutions within each of the Federal Reserve districts; popularly called the fed.
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
The seven members appointed by the president and confirmed by the U.S. Senate who serve for one nonrenewable 14-year term. Their responsibility is to supervise and control the money supply and the banking system of the United States
Federal Open Market Committee(FOMC)
The Federal Reserve's committee that directs the buying and selling of the US government securities, which are major instruments for controlling the money supply. The FOMC consists of the seven members of the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors, the president of the NY federal reserve bank, and the presidents of four other federal reserve district banks.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation(FDIC)
A government agency established in 1933 to insure commercial bank deposits up to a specified limit
Monetary Control Act
A law, formally titled the Depository Institutions Deregulation and Monetary Control Act of 1980, that gave the Federal Reserve System greater control over nonmember banks and made all financial institutions more competitive
Fractional Reserve banking
A system in which banks keep only a percentage of their deposits on reserve as vault cash and deposit at the Fed.
The minimum balance that the Fed requires a bank to hold in vault cash or on deposit with the Fed
Required Reserve Ratio
The percentage of deposits that the Fed requires a bank to hold in vault cash or on deposit with the Fed
Potential loan balances held in vault cash or on deposit with the Fed in excess of required reserves
The maximum change in the money supply (checkable deposits) due to an initial change in the excess reserves banks hold.
MM=1/required reserve ratio=1/(1/10)=10
The Federal Reserve's use of open market operations, changes in the discount rate, and changes in the required reserve ratio to change the money supply (M1)
Open Market Operations
the buying and selling of government securities by the Federal Reserve System
Federal Funds market
A private market in which banks lend reserves to each other for less than 24 hours
Speculative demand for money
The stock of money people hold to take advantage of expected future changes in the price of bonds, stocks, or other non money financial assets
Demand for Money Curve
A curve representing the quantity of money that people hold at different possible interest rates, ceteris paribus
The Theory that changes in the money supply directly determine changes in prices, real GDP, and employment
Equation of exchange
An accounting identity that states the money supply times the velocity of money equals total spending
Velocity of Money
The average number of times per year a dollar of the money supply is spent on final goods and services
Quantity theory of money
The theory that changes in the money supply are directly related to changes in the price level