Independence, Accountability, and the Federal Reserve System (Page One Economics)

When Congress created the Federal Reserve System (our central bank), it made it both independent and accountable. The May 2020 issue of Page One Economics® describes the necessary balance between these objectives—and why independence matters for sound policymaking.

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Education Level: 9-12 College Non-educators
Subjects: AP Economics Economics
Concepts: Federal Reserve System-functions Federal Reserve System-structure Monetary Policy
Resource Types: Publication Lesson
Languages: English