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This Page One Economics explains how the Federal Open Market Committee conducts monetary policy by setting the target range for the federal funds rate and how the Fed uses its policy tools to steer the federal funds rate into the FOMC’s target range.
This interactive timeline in our FRASER archive covers significant events in the development of the Fed's monetary policy tools, policies, and communication. The timeline also marks recessionary periods.
The Federal Reserve has changed the way it implements monetary policy. As educators update their teaching methods and resources, they will likely have questions. This resource is intended to provide educators with answers to key questions.
Need to learn—or teach someone else—about the Federal Reserve? Penny, our friendly tour guide, will show you around the Federal Reserve System, introducing you to who we are and what we do.
Want to learn about the Federal Reserve? Have no fear! In Plain English describes the structure and functions of the Federal Reserve System in an easy-to-understand interactive format.
Join your fellow economic educators as Federal Reserve Bank education specialists share their content knowledge and lots of free teaching tools for your economics classroom. Topics covered include: scarcity and opportunity cost, supply and demand, trade and specialization, economic indicators, monetary and fiscal policy, and more! You can also earn up to eight hours of CPDU credit for both days.
In this lesson, students will examine the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 and the establishment of the unique structure and functions of the Federal Reserve System.
Eight times per year, the Federal Reserve issues the Beige Book publication, a snapshot of business conditions in each of the Fed’s 12 regional Reserve Bank Districts. Students will collect economic information to write their own report.
Within the Federal Reserve there are several opportunity occupations that are also available in many other organizations. Find out more about each position through through this short video series.
Students review the origins of the Constitution and its predecessor, the Articles of Confederation. They learn about the differences between those who identified as Federalists and Anti-Federalists, and their opinions on a central bank.