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AS-AD ANALYSIS: An economic model relating the price level and real production that is used to analyze business cycles, gross domestic product, unemployment, inflation, stabilization policies, and related macroeconomic phenomena. The AS-AD model, inspired by the standard market model, captures the interaction between aggregate demand (the buyers) and short-run and long-run aggregate supply (the sellers).

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Lesson 20: Federal Reserve System | Unit 1: The Fed Page: 2 of 20

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The Federal Reserve System helps banks through a combination of regulation and emergency reserves.

First: It is central bank, a government established and/or sanctioned bank with assorted financial tasks, that regulates the banking system and controls the money supply. It is a decentralized central system with several banks spread around the country.

Second: It was established in 1913, in response to the Bank Panic of 1907, to prevent failed banks from shrinking the money supply and causing business cycle contractions.

Third: While it's original purpose was to provide banks with reserves, it more recently uses the money supply to conduct monetary policy and stabilize the business cycle.


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PHYSICAL WEALTH, AGGREGATE DEMAND DETERMINANT

One of several specific aggregate demand determinants assumed constant when the aggregate demand curve is constructed, and that shifts the aggregate demand curve when it changes. An increase in the physical wealth causes a decrease (leftward shift) of the aggregate curve. A decrease in the physical wealth causes an increase (rightward shift) of the aggregate curve. Other notable aggregate demand determinants include interest rates, federal deficit, inflationary expectations, and the money supply.

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The first paper currency used in North America was pasteboard playing cards "temporarily" authorized as money by the colonial governor of French Canada, awaiting "real money" from France.
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