Is monetary expansion policy the same as quantitative easing (i.e the buying of US treasuries by Federal reserve which injects more USD into the economy)?


It is not. Monetary expansion is increasing the money supply (through whatever method).

Quantitative easing increases the money supply / injects liquidity, but also reduces privately hold stocks (and hence can reduce risks from the banks' balance sheets).

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks. What other methods except QE help increase money supply? $\endgroup$
    – Victor123
    Apr 21 '15 at 13:46
  • $\begingroup$ @Victor123 that sounds like a new question to me :) $\endgroup$
    – FooBar
    Apr 21 '15 at 14:04

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