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OMO: The abbreviation for open market operations, which is the Federal Reserve System's buying and selling of government securities in an effort to alter bank reserves and subsequently the nation's money supply. These actions, under the direction of the Federal Open Market Committee, are the Fed's number one, most effective, most often used tool of monetary policy. If, for example, the Fed wants to increase the money supply (termed easy money) it buy's government securities. If the Fed chooses to reduce the money supply (called tight money) it sells some government securities.

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CONSTANT RETURNS TO SCALE: A given proportionate increase in all resources in the long run results in the same proportionate increase in production. Constant returns to scale exists if a firm increases ALL resources -- labor, capital, and everything else -- by 10%, and output also increases by 10%. You might want to compare increasing returns to scale and decreasing returns to scale. Returns to scale are the flip side of economies of scale and diseconomies of scale. Although economies and diseconomies of scale focus on changes in average cost, returns to scale focus on production.

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TRADITIONAL BANKS

The first financial intermediaries to function as depository institutions, maintain deposits, make loans, and directly control the checkable deposits portion of the economy's money supply. Traditional banks were THE original banks, the financial depository institutions first to offer checkable deposits. Traditional banks invariably have the word "bank" in their names and are charted by either the Comptroller of the Currency or one of the fifty state corporation commissions. Three other types of banks, as a group commonly termed thrift institutions, are credit unions, savings and loan associations, and mutual savings banks.

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