In Plain English: Making Sense of the Federal Reserve E-book

In Plain English provides an overview of the Federal Reserve System to help make sense of the complex, yet effective, organization. Learn about the three main responsibilities: conducting monetary policy, supervising banks and providing financial services. And, discover how the Federal Reserve System—through the combined efforts of the Board of Governors, the Reserve Banks and the Federal Open Market Committee—is in a strong position to make monetary policy, provide a safe banking system and contribute to an effective payments system, all of which contribute to a healthy economy.

The e-book is free to download. If you encounter problems or have suggestions for improving our e-book, please contact us at economiceducation@stls.frb.org.

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Audience:   Consumers, College
Language:   English
Subjects:   Personal Finance, Economics
Resource Types:   Publications, E-book
Concepts:   Federal Reserve System-structure, Monetary Policy, Federal Reserve System-functions
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