Questions tagged [money-supply]

Use for questions primarily related to the stock of money, either narrow money (MB or M0), and broad money (M1, M2, etc). This can also be used in questions related to the creation of money by governments and central banks, including questions related to models with a money market like IS-LM, where the supply is of importance.

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Does money hidden in "Moneyland" (offshore etc) get included in money supply and savings ratio statistics?

The recent Pandora Papers fuss has prompted me to ask a question that has been on my mind for a while. Does money hidden in offshore trusts, nominee companies and the various other Moneyland ...
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Gold coins as currency?

My question is about gold standard. But not the version I always see mentioned (trading bills for gold at a set price). I mean having gold coins in circulation. For example, new currency consists ...
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How does the pie get larger?

I understand the concept of creation of wealth through trade, innovation, labor and capital. New value is being added to the economy. Let's imagine for a second that there are no central banks and the ...
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A hypothetical question on neutrality of money

Let's assume that we start with an economy producing two goods, A and B, with each priced $100. Each good is weighted using the same quantity, so CPI equals 100. Nominal wage is also 100 dollars. An ...
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Can the Federal Reserve permanently decrease money supply?

As far as I understand it, the primary way the Federal Reserve decreases the money supply is by selling bonds–the entities buying these bonds give up their cash for them and thus M0 is decreased. ...
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A bank approves a loan: where does the money come from?

In the naïve picture of the banking system, banks strike a balance between savings invested in them by savers and the loans requested of them by borrowers. The money loaned to borrowers is the same ...
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What is the difference between "borrowing" money and "printing" money?

When a country's government has a budget shortfall, that country has to find some way to pay its contractors/emplooyees. Unlike a normal company, the government can't simply go to the bank and ask to ...
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How the Fed and Treasury coordinate on liquidity management

On top of the Fed's USD120bn monthly treasury/MBS purchases, the drawdown in Treasury issuance over the last year has also added over USD1tr to the system. The premise is, faced with drawn-out debt ...
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Why do banks take deposits if they do not need them to make loans?

I have taken some economics courses in university, where I was introduced to fractional-reserve banking. From my understanding, in fractional-reserve banking, the bank has motivation to encourage ...
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Money supply control vs. interest rate control

In a macroeconomics book I'm reading, the author talks about money supply control vs. interest rate control as two different approaches in monetary policy of a central bank. With the goal of price ...
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Would printing money be necessary for remedying macroeconomic problems such as underemployment and overindebtedness if trade was balanced?

Printing money is often touted as the solution to the macroeconomic problems faced by developed economies today, namely lacklustre GDP growth, public and private overindebtedness and underemployment. ...
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Any support for the idea that QE is employed to prevent the money supply from contracting

It appears to me that QE has been employed after the collapse of housing bubbles - both in Japan in the early nineties and in many other countries around 2008. During a housing bubble there is a high ...
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How do debt-free governments control the money supply?

From what I read in my introductory macroeconomics textbook, central banks can control the money supply by selling government bonds in the market (decreases money supply), or by buying government ...
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How do currency boards maintain a 100% foreign reserve backing in the presence of fractional reserve banking?

Under a currency board system, money in circulation has to be 100% backed by foreign reserves. Suppose the domestic currency (A\$) is 100% backed by a foreign currency (B\$), with a fixed 1:1 ratio. ...
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What is the effect of expansionary fiscal policy in case liquidity trap situation?

I've read that liquidity trap means interest rate is at its minimum and increase in real money stock will not lead to fall in interest rate because people will be demanding whatever the amount is ...
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When was the last time printing money involved actual printing?

A common term used when the money supply is being increased is "printing money". Presumably at some point in the distant past, currency was actually printed to increase the money supply. Of ...
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Why was Friedman so wrong about inflation?

In a famous 1977 lecture, Milton Friedman claims that inflation depends purely on the monetary policy and he proves it with a convincing chart (youtube video here) I have reproduced his chart using ...
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When interest rates are high, where does the money that banks pay to depositors come from?

I know that banks primarily make money from the 'spread', that is, people deposit their money in the bank and the bank pays them back with interest, and the bank lends that money to other people and ...
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Has there really been a 170% increase in M1 money supply in the US in February 2021?

tradingeconomics shows an M1 money supply of the past year as follows: This suggests an unusually high increase of ~170% in February 2021. Is this increase real or somehow an artifact of the way the ...
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At what frequency does monetary inflation compound?

The M1 money supply of the U.S. dollar is released monthly. But how often does the Federal Reserve or treasury add/remove a new dollar or a new penny? By second, minute, daily?
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Is Iranian rial going to get boosted?

I was reading about the Iran's economy and Iranian rial. I have read the news regarding the lift of sanctions from Ira, which had allowed the purchase of Iranian rial in America. I was having query ...
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How £800,000 of specie is above what the circulation can employ?

I'm reading this (clicking it will download a PDF, so, do as you find good) analysis of Adam Smith's theory of banking and money. On page 13, the author writes: For example, Smith (293) says that if ...
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Puzzled by proposed inflation mechanisms

There are some explanations for long term inflation that completely baffle me in that they seem so deeply flawed that I wonder how come they are taken seriously. So take for example the idea of a &...
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Is The Money Masters (1996) correct in its main thesis?

The Money Masters is a 1996 documentary film that discusses the concepts of money, debt, taxes, and describes their development from biblical times onward. Its main points were summarized by a ...
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How does the Fed's stimulus push stocks markets higher?

I read that the Fed’s stimulus last March has contributed to a spectacular rally in stock markets. And indeed S&P500 has increased a lot since March. But how does the mechanism work? How does the ...
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How can non-US banks issue USD loans?

I understand, commercial banks are entitled by the Central Bank to "create new money" when they issue a loan and correspondingly "destroy the money" when the loan is paid back (...
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How does total money in the economy changes?

I don't understand why total money in economy increases. Where does this money come from?
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Is the Federal Reserve issuing money in a fair way?

Basic logic says that, once a central bank is issuing new money for increasing the money supply, the money should be distributed fairly between all the citizens, and that means giving them all an ...
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Why are there (still) coins?

I find coins extremely inconvenient to carry and count. I feel I'm not the only one to find them annoying and inconvenient. What are some economic reasons why all cash money isn't paper and coins ...
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Time series for contrasting empirically money demand and Taylor rules series

Non-cashless New-keynesian models often include discretionary monetary policy expressed as a Taylor rule: $1+i_t = (1+i)\left(\frac{1+\pi_t}{1+\pi}\right)^{\phi_\pi}\left(\frac{y_t}{y_t^n}\right)^{\...
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How does the money supply behave when bank loans are repaid?

In a fractional reserve system when banks lend out money, that money is created out of thin air by a accounting journal entry, and the money supply goes up by the amount of the loan & when the ...
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Will interest rates rise if a government runs a huge budget deficit?

My (very simple) logic is this: if government decides to spends a huge amount of money it does not have (meaning that it does not come from taxes) then it will borrow that money and thus create a lot ...
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How the Federal Reserve Manages Money Supply

I'm trying to understand how the Federal Reserve manages the money supply via open market operations. According to this post, when Fed buys securities, that increases bank reserves, which allows banks ...
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long run growth of money supply

I am trying to understand how the money supply (bank deposits + currency) grows over time. That's the end goal. This is the first part of my awful struggle. I'm superconfused, and almost everything I ...
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Does inflation equal change in M1 or M2?

According to monetarism, inflation can be predicted precisely by the change in money supply and GDP growth. Does "money supply" here refer to M1 or M2, i.e. does it include debts created by ...
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What was the annual real growth rate in the US from 2010 to 2015?

If we look at the US M0 money supply after the global financial crisis (GFC): we see that it doubled from 2010 to 2015. If we look at the Consumer Price Index in the same period: it rose by 8%. So ...
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To what extent can cryptocurrencies be influenced by monetary policy?

Background In modern economies, at least up until ~10 years ago, it was assumed that a currency would be technically able to be subjected to monetary policy, that is, where more money is created or ...
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Why in the quantitative equation: $MV=PY$, $V$ and $Y$ can be taken as fixed?

To equation is \begin{align} MV=PY \end{align} where $V=\frac{1}{k}$. Why $V$ and $Y$ can be taken as fixed or constant? Why can $V=\frac{1}{k}$ too? Thanks in advance
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Why does the inflation not follow the money supply?

To my understanding classical economic theory tells us that inflation occurs when the money supply is increased faster than the economic growth. Lately there has been a sharp rise in the rate of money ...
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How is the differential definition of money supply, velocity, and GDP defined?

I was reading: This article on money velocity (see the summary section) Where two formulas are presented: first an equality: $$\text{Quantity of Money} (M) \times \text{Velocity of Money} (V) = \...
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What is the right amount of money supply? [closed]

As Bitcoin limits the money supply and the total amount of coins in circulation, whereas central banks have a degree of freedom to influence the money supply, I came to wonder what perspectives and ...
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Does a negative interest decrease the money supply?

If there is less money, its value increases. There is less liquidity when there is less money. Does a negative interest decrease the money supply? Especially when people don't need money: they saved ...
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Effects between price level and interest rate

I'm looking at the relationship between the price level and the interest rate in an economy. If the price level goes up, with fixed nominal money supply, the real money supply goes down, therefore, ...
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Why is money in circulation a liability of the central bank?

We know that the money today is fiat currency, that it is money because the government says it's so. So when new money is printed or loaned out to the commercial banks by buying treasury bonds, ...
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How is money destroyed when banks issue debt?

Bank of England (2014): Money can also be destroyed through the issuance of long-term debt and equity instruments by banks. How is money destroyed when banks issue debt? Say Bank X issues a £100 10-...
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Relationship between CURRCIR, CURRENCY, and MBCURRCIR?

The FRED website has Currency Component of M1 (CURRENCY) Currency in Circulation (CURRCIR) Monetary Base; Currency in Circulation (MBCURRCIR) Monetary Base; Total (BOGMBASE) M1 Money Stock (M1) ...
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Typical duration of bonds purchased in QE

I know that QE involves the purchasing of government bonds by the central bank "printing money" but I am curious about what the typical time to maturity of those bonds are. I.e. the typical ...
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Increase in money supply when price are flexible in the basic new keynesian model

I would like to know what would be the effect on price and quantities of an increase in money supply in the basic new keyensian model. What happen if price are fully flexible ? What if prices are ...
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I there an established correlation between Federal Reserve balance sheet and MB( monetary base)?

More precisely: Are there any implied bounds for the ratio M0/FRBS with MB= the monetary base and FRBS=Federal Reserve Balance Sheet? https://www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/bst_recenttrends.htm ...
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Why is the money supply perfectly inelastic?

From my notes: We analyze the determination of the interest rate using a supply/demand model relating the interest rate (price of money) to the quantity of money. Since we assume: 1) no excess ...

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