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IDENTIFICATION LAG: In the context of economic policies, the time between a shock to the economy and realization that the shock has occurred. This is one of several policy lags that limit the effectiveness of stabilization policies designed to correct business-cycle fluctuations. This is also one of two inside lags. The other is an implementation lag. Also termed recognition lag, the identification lag emerges due to the time needed to measure economic activity. While the lag is generally positive, it actually can be negative through accurate forecasting techniques. When negative policies can be undertaken to correct a problem before it occurs.

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Lesson 19: Money Creation | Unit 3: Modern Banking Page: 14 of 23

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The amount of checkable deposits created is a multiple of the amount of excess reserves of the banking system.
  • When banks makes loans, they create deposits, and create money.
When does the process stop?
  • Banks will create $900 of deposits, which added to the original $100 deposit, gives $1,000 of deposits that did not previously exist.
Why?
  • The $100 in reserves added to the first bank are used to back, in total, $1,000 of deposits.
  • If banks keep 10% of deposits in reserve, then every $1 of new reserves can be used to back $10 of new deposits.
  • This is the result of banks practicing fractional-reserve banking.

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