The new fourth edition of our Money, Banking, and the Financial System text is hot off the presses. The new edition is thoroughly updated and includes coverage of the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the financial system, the Fed’s policy response to the pandemic, and issues raised by the Fed’s close collaboration with the U.S. Treasury during the pandemic and by the Fed’s expansion into lending to nonfinancial businesses.
We’ve also revised and updated our discussion of how the Fed uses the interest rate on excess reserves and the rate on its reverse repurchase agreements to manage the federal funds rate. Other new content with respect to monetary policy includes a discussion of the Fed’s shift away from emphasizing open market operations and toward relying on quantitative easing and forward guidance. We discuss many other current issues in monetary policy including whether the Fed has done enough to reduce Black unemployment.
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