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Monetary Policy and Currencies: What Is a Central Bank and What Does It Do For You? LEARNING RESOURCE

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From left, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke leave a ceremony to debut the new design for the U.S. $100 bill at the Department of the Treasury in Washington on April 21, 2010.

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In this resource from World101, students will learn how central banks conduct monetary policy, which directly influences the rate of economic growth and the value of currency.

World101 is a free collection of multimedia resources on the fundamentals of international relations and foreign policy. Designed to help your students understand the essential issues, forces, and actors that shape global affairs, World101 aims to support teachers with its videos, charts, essays, and timelines that can easily be added to any part of your lesson plan.

CFR Education is an initiative within the Council on Foreign Relations that aims to make complex foreign policy and international issues accessible for middle, high school, and college students through its educational products: World101, Model Diplomacy, and Convene the Council.

 

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