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Bell Ringer: Federal Reserve and Monetary Policy During the Recession

Federal Reserve and Fiscal Policy During the Recession

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Chief Economist Martin Regalia details fiscal policy enacted by the Federal Reserve during the years of recession following the financial crisis of 2008.

Description

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Chief Economist Martin Regalia details monetary policy enacted by the Federal Reserve during the years of recession following the financial crisis of 2008.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • According to Mr. Regalia, why was it a good thing that the Federal Reserve "ran interest rates down to zero"? What does he suggest would happen if interest rates were to rise?
  • What is quantitative easing? How does that inject money directly into the economy?
  • According to Mr. Regalia, how often do recessions occur?

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Arbitrage
    • Distressed Assets
    • Gross Domestic Product
    • Inflation
    • Interest Rates
    • Money Multiplier
    • Quantitative Easing
    • Quantity Theory Of Money
    • Stock Market Volatility
    • Tapering
    • Troubled Asset Relief Program

    Topics

    Economics & Financial Literacy

    Grades

    High SchoolUniversity