Monetary Policy

Monetary policies are “actions undertaken by a central bank…to influence the availability and cost of money and credit to help promote national economic goals.” In the United States, the Federal Reserve sets monetary policy through two groups, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC). The Board of Governors handles discount rate and reserve requirements, while the FOMC handles open market operations. The responsibility to set monetary policy was given to the Federal Reserve by the Federal Reserve Act of 1913.

This collection features many congressional hearings documents related to monetary policy. For more information regarding this topic, the FOMC and the role of the Federal Reserve, please see the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System’s website.

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Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis: August 30, 1968 - Fractional reserves, monetary policy tools, and the role of money

Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis: August 30, 1968 - Fractional reserves, monetary policy tools, and the role of money


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Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis

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A fifteen minute presentation delivered in Madison, Wisconsin on how monetary policy works

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Francis, Darryl R., ([year]), Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis: August 30, 1968, accessed Sep 19, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/frbsl_history/presidents/francis/Francis_19680830.pdf

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Date: 1968
Authors: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Francis, Darryl R.

Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis: December 12, 1969 - A challenge to monetary policy

Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis: December 12, 1969 - A challenge to monetary policy


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Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Francis, Darryl R., ([year]), Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis: December 12, 1969, accessed Sep 19, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/frbsl_history/presidents/francis/Francis_19691212.pdf

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Date: 1969
Authors: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Francis, Darryl R.

Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis: July 9, 1975 - Government deficits, monetary policy, and inflation

Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis: July 9, 1975 - Government deficits, monetary policy, and inflation


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Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis

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Remarks before the summer workshop of the University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse, Wisconsin

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Francis, Darryl R., ([year]), Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis: July 9, 1975, accessed Sep 19, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/frbsl_history/presidents/francis/Francis_19750709.pdf

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Date: 1975
Authors: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Francis, Darryl R.

Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis: March 1, 1971 - Monetary policy as a background for commercial bank credit policy

Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis: March 1, 1971 - Monetary policy as a background for commercial bank credit policy


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Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis

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Speech to the National Credit Conference of the American Bankers Association, St. Louis, Missouri

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Francis, Darryl R., ([year]), Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis: March 1, 1971, accessed Sep 19, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/frbsl_history/presidents/francis/Francis_19710301.pdf

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Date: 1971
Authors: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Francis, Darryl R.

Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis: March 7, 1973 - Monetary policy and manufacturing

Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis: March 7, 1973 - Monetary policy and manufacturing


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Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis

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Speech to Second Annual Business Outlook Conference, Arkansas State University

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Francis, Darryl R., ([year]), Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis: March 7, 1973, accessed Sep 19, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/frbsl_history/presidents/francis/Francis_19730307.pdf

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Date: 1973
Authors: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Francis, Darryl R.

Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis: May 22, 1969 - Monetary policy and inflation

Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis: May 22, 1969 - Monetary policy and inflation


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Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis

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Speech to the annual meeting of stockholders of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines, St. Louis, Missouri

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Francis, Darryl R., ([year]), Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis: May 22, 1969, accessed Sep 19, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/frbsl_history/presidents/francis/Francis_19690522.pdf

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Date: 1969
Authors: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Francis, Darryl R.

Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis: November 22, 1969 - The new, new economics and monetary policy

Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis: November 22, 1969 - The new, new economics and monetary policy


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Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis

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Remarks prepared for presentation to the Argus Economic Conference, Phoenix, Arizona

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Francis, Darryl R., ([year]), Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis: November 22, 1969, accessed Sep 19, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/frbsl_history/presidents/francis/Francis_19691122.pdf

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Date: 1969
Authors: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Francis, Darryl R.

Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis: October 18, 1975 - Combating recession with government spending

Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis: October 18, 1975 - Combating recession with government spending


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Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis

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Remarks before the Toronto Financial Analysts, Toronto, Canada

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Francis, Darryl R., ([year]), Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis: October 18, 1975, accessed Sep 19, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/frbsl_history/presidents/francis/Francis_19751018.pdf

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Date: 1975
Authors: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Francis, Darryl R.

Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis: September 15, 1971 - A monetarist outlook

Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis: September 15, 1971 - A monetarist outlook


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Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis

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Speech to Security Analysts, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Francis, Darryl R., ([year]), Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis: September 15, 1971, accessed Sep 19, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/frbsl_history/presidents/francis/Francis_19710915.pdf

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Date: 1971
Authors: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Francis, Darryl R.

Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis: September 16, 1969 - The use of functional cost data in market analysis

Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis: September 16, 1969 - The use of functional cost data in market analysis


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Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis

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Speech to Functional Cost Cooperators at Evansville, Indiana (September 16) Marion, Illinois (September 17) and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (September 18)

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Francis, Darryl R., ([year]), Statements and Speeches of Darryl R. Francis: September 16, 1969, accessed Sep 19, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/frbsl_history/presidents/francis/Francis_19690918.pdf

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Date: 1969
Authors: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Francis, Darryl R.

Statements and Speeches of William Poole: February 15, 2001 - Economic forecasts and monetary policy

Statements and Speeches of William Poole: February 15, 2001 - Economic forecasts and monetary policy


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Statements and Speeches of William Poole

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Arkansas Business and Economic Society and The Central Arkansas Chapter of the Risk Management Association, Little Rock.

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Poole, William, ([year]), Statements and Speeches of William Poole: February 15, 2001, accessed Sep 19, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/frbsl_history/presidents/poole/20010215.pdf

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Date: 2001
Authors: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Poole, William

Statements and Speeches of William Poole: January 15, 2001 - Monetary policy in uncertain times

Statements and Speeches of William Poole: January 15, 2001 - Monetary policy in uncertain times


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Statements and Speeches of William Poole

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Missouri Bankers Association Senior Bank Management Conference, Acapulco, Mexico.

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Poole, William, ([year]), Statements and Speeches of William Poole: January 15, 2001, accessed Sep 19, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/frbsl_history/presidents/poole/20010115.pdf

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Date: 2001
Authors: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Poole, William

Statements and Speeches of William Poole: January 18, 2001 - Coping with monetary policy risks

Statements and Speeches of William Poole: January 18, 2001 - Coping with monetary policy risks


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Statements and Speeches of William Poole

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Risk Management Association, Memphis.

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Poole, William, ([year]), Statements and Speeches of William Poole: January 18, 2001, accessed Sep 19, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/frbsl_history/presidents/poole/20010118.pdf

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Date: 2001
Authors: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Poole, William

Statements and Speeches of William Poole: May 4, 2001 - Getting markets in synch with monetary policy

Statements and Speeches of William Poole: May 4, 2001 - Getting markets in synch with monetary policy


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Statements and Speeches of William Poole

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First Annual Missouri Economics Conference, University of Missouri-Columbia.

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Poole, William, ([year]), Statements and Speeches of William Poole: May 4, 2001, accessed Sep 19, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/frbsl_history/presidents/poole/20010504.pdf

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Date: 2001
Authors: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Poole, William

Statements and Speeches of William Poole: September 10, 2001 - The role of monetary policy in the current macroeconomic environment

Statements and Speeches of William Poole: September 10, 2001 - The role of monetary policy in the current macroeconomic environment


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Statements and Speeches of William Poole

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National Association for Business Economics 43rd Annual Meeting, New York City, New York.

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Poole, William, ([year]), Statements and Speeches of William Poole: September 10, 2001, accessed Sep 19, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/frbsl_history/presidents/poole/20010910.pdf

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Date: 2001
Authors: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Poole, William

Statements and Speeches of William Poole: September 5, 2001 - What role for asset prices in U.S. monetary policy?

Statements and Speeches of William Poole: September 5, 2001 - What role for asset prices in U.S. monetary policy?


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Statements and Speeches of William Poole

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Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois.

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Poole, William, ([year]), Statements and Speeches of William Poole: September 5, 2001, accessed Sep 19, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/frbsl_history/presidents/poole/20010905.pdf

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Date: 2001
Authors: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Poole, William

Supplementary Material to Joint Answers Prepared under the Direction of a Special Committee of Federal Reserve Bank Presidents

Supplementary Material to Joint Answers Prepared under the Direction of a Special Committee of Federal Reserve Bank Presidents


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Submitted by Hugh Leach, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond to the Subcommittee on General Credit Control and Debt Management of the Joint Committee on the Economic Report, 82nd Congress.

OCLC:
36795715

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Leach, Hugh and United States. Congress. Joint Committee on the Economic Report. Subcommittee on General Credit Control and Debt Management, ([year]), Supplementary Material to Joint Answers Prepared under the Direction of a Special Committee of Federal Reserve Bank Presidents, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 19, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=961

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Date: 1951
Authors: Leach, Hugh, United States. Congress. Joint Committee on the Economic Report. Subcommittee on General Credit Control and Debt Management

U.S. Monetary Policy and Financial Markets

U.S. Monetary Policy and Financial Markets


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Ann-Marie Meulendyke, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, writes on the monetary policy process and financial markets of the 1980s.

OCLC:
21815420

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Meulendyke, Ann-Marie and Federal Reserve Bank of New York, ([year]), U.S. Monetary Policy and Financial Markets, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 19, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=120

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Date: 1989
Authors: Meulendyke, Ann-Marie, Federal Reserve Bank of New York