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Lesson 20: Federal Reserve System | Unit 4: Monetary Policy Page: 17 of 20

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In addition to open market operations, discount rate, and reserve requirements, the Fed has an additional tool called moral suasion.

Moral suasion:

  • It is a policy in which the Fed, usually the Chairman of the Board of Governors, requests that the banking system take some sort of action.
  • These requests are usually contrary to what banks are currently doing and likely to do under current economic conditions.
  • Moral suasion can and does work in the short run, especially during crisis periods.

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MARGINAL REVENUE

The change in total revenue resulting from a change in the quantity of output sold. Marginal revenue indicates how much extra revenue a firm receives for selling an extra unit of output. It is found by dividing the change in total revenue by the change in the quantity of output. Marginal revenue is the slope of the total revenue curve and is one of two revenue concepts derived from total revenue. The other is average revenue. To maximize profit, a firm equates marginal revenue and marginal cost.

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The first "Black Friday" on record, a friday marked by a major financial catastrophe, occurred on September 24, 1869 -- A FRIDAY -- when an attempted cornering of the gold market induced a financial crises and economy-wide depression.
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