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FED PYRAMID: A simple little diagram that depicts the structure of the Federal Reserve System, which is in the shape of triangle (hence the not totally accurate term "pyramid"), with a large base that comes to a peak. The base of the pyramid contains thousands of commercial banks, which rests on a foundation of the millions of people who make up the nonbank public. The middle of the pyramid includes 37 Federal Reserve Banks, including 12 District Banks and 25 Branch Banks. Resting at the top of the pyramid is the Board of Governors, with the Chairman at the very, very top. The top also has two notable offshoots -- the Federal Open Market Committee and the Federal Advisory Council.

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Lesson 5: Demand | Unit 4: Determinants Page: 13 of 20

Topic: Ceteris Paribus Factors <=PAGE BACK | PAGE NEXT=>

Ceteris paribus is the notion that other things remain constant. We make this assumption because things other than price affect demand.
  • These other, ceteris paribus factors, give us useful analytical tools for examining demand and the market.
  • We can turn these factors off and on to better understand how the market works.
  • The ceteris paribus factors are called demand determinants.

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BANK RUN

A situation in which a relatively large number of a bank's customers attempt to withdraw their deposits in a relatively short period of time, usually within a day or two. While common throughout the 1800s and early 1900s, government deposit insurance has largely eliminated banks runs in the modern economy. Historically a bank run was prompted by fears that the bank was on the verge of collapse, causing deposits to become worthless. Ironically a bank run often caused the bank to fail. Bank runs were often infectious, leading to economy-wide bank panics and business-cycle contractions.

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Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time flipping through mail order catalogs seeking to buy either a birthday gift for your father that doesn't look like every other birthday gift for your father or a green fountain pen. Be on the lookout for slow moving vehicles with darkened windows.
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The word "fiscal" is derived from a Latin word meaning "moneybag."
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