Mirco Economics

1) What are the three functions of money? Which function is the defining characteristic?

2) How is the discount rate different from the federal funds rate?

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3) Consider the balance sheet for the Wahoo bank as presented below.

Wahoo Bank Balance Sheet
Assets Liabilities
government securities $1,600 Liabilities: Checking accounts $4,000
Required Reserves $400 Net Worth $1,000
Excess Reserves $0    
Loans $3,000    
Total Assets $5,000 Total Liabilities $5,000

Using a required reserve ratio of 10% and assuming that the bank keeps no excess reserves, write the changes to the balance sheet for each of the following scenarios:

a. Bennett withdraws $200 from his checking account.

b. Roland deposits $500 into his checking account.

c. The Fed buys $1,000 in government securities from the bank.

d. The Fed sells $1,500 in government securities to the bank.

4) Using a required reserve ratio of 10% and assuming that banks keep no excess reserves, which of the following scenarios produces a larger increase in the money supply, explain why.

a) Someone takes $1000 from under his or her mattress and deposits it into a checking account.

b) The Fed purchases $1,000 in government securities from a commercial bank.

5) Using a required reserve ratio of 10% and assuming that banks keep no excess reserves, what is the value of government securities the Fed must purchase if it wants to increase the money supply by $2 million?