Assignment 2: Changes in Monetary Policy

Assignment 2: Changes in Monetary Policy

Prepare a 2-3 page analysis by answering the questions below. Be sure to cite your references using APA format.

Assume that the Bank of Ecoville has the following balance sheet and the Fed has a 10% reserve requirement in place:

Balance Sheet for Ecoville International Bank

ASSETS

LIABILITIES

Cash

$33,000

Demand Deposits

$99,000

Loans

  66,000

 

 

Required:

Now assume that the Fed lowers the reserve requirement to 8%.

  1. What is the maximum amount of new loans that this bank can make?
  2. Assume that the bank makes these loans. What will the new balance sheet look like?
  3. By how much has the money supply increased or decreased?
  4. If the money multiplier is 5, how much money will ultimately be created by this event?
  5. If the Fed wanted to implement a contractionary monetary policy using reserve requirement, how would that work?

Deliverables:

Address the questions above, showing your calculations.  Develop your analysis in Microsoft Excel format. Enter non-numerical responses in the same worksheet using textboxes.

Name your document SU_ECO2072_W4_A2_LastName_FirstInitial.

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