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ECON 214 Module/Week 5 PROBLEM SET 4




Question;Complete all questions listed below. Clearly label your answers.1. What determines whether a financial asset is included in the M1 money supply? Why areinterest-earning checkable deposits included in M1, whereas interest-earning savingsaccounts and Treasury bills are not?2. Why are banks able to maintain reserves that are only a fraction of the demand andsavings deposits of their customers? Is your money safe in a bank? Why or why not?3. What is the Federal Funds Interest rate? if the Fed wants to use open market operations tolower the federal funds rate, what action should it take?4. Suppose that the reserve requirement is 10 percent and the balance sheet of the People'sNational Bank looks like the accompanying example.a. What are the required reserves of People's National Bank? Does the bank haveany excess reserves?b. What is the maximum loan that the bank could extend?c. Indicate how the bank's balance sheet would be altered if it extended this loan(show the new t-account).d. Suppose that the required reserves were 20 percent. If this were the case, wouldthe bank be in a position to extend any additional loans? Explain.AssetsVault Cash $20,000Deposits at Fed $30,000Securities $45,000Loans $120,000LiabilitiesChecking deposits $200,000Net Worth $15,000


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