A Citizen’s Guide to Monetary Policy Digital Badge Program

Achieve a foundational level of literacy about the Federal Reserve by learning about five key topics related to monetary policy. As you learn, you will earn badges for each of the key concepts.

Each topic in the program (listed below) is matched to a digital badge issued by Credly. Those who successfully complete individual modules will receive, at no cost, Credly badges certifying their achievement. After completing all five individual modules, participants will receive a digital micro-credential: A Citizen’s Guide to Monetary Policy.

Learn more about all of our digital badges and how they can help with continuing education.

  • A Citizen’s Guide to Measuring Economic Output

    This module describes how economists use GDP to measure economic output: GDP is a key economic indicator used to both measure the health of the U.S. economy and determine what policies the Fed should use to promote a strong U.S. economy.

  • A Citizen’s Guide to Price Stability

    This module describes how economists measure inflation: Inflation is a key economic indicator used to both measure the health of the U.S. economy and determine what policies the Fed should use to promote a strong U.S. economy.

  • A Citizen’s Guide to Maximum Employment

    This module describes how economists measure employment and unemployment: These are key economic indicators used to both measure the health of the U.S. economy and determine what policies the Fed should use to promote a strong U.S. economy.

  • A Citizen’s Guide to the Fed and the Dual Mandate

    This module describes the structure of the Federal Reserve System, the makeup of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), and the way the FOMC sets the target range for the federal funds rate to promote the Fed’s dual mandate goals of maximum employment and price stability.

  • A Citizen’s Guide to the Fed’s Toolbox

    This module describes each of the Fed’s key monetary policy tools and explains how the Fed uses these tools to steer the federal funds rate into the FOMC’s target range.

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