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ASH ECO 203 Week 4 DQ 1 Federal Reserve Bank Policy during
the 2007 To 2008 Recession
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ECO 203 Week 4 DQ 1 Federal Reserve Bank Policy during the 2007 To 2008 Recession
Federal Reserve Bank Policy during the 2007-2008 Recession
From 2007-2010, the Federal Reserve Bank (the Fed) used many practices that had never before been seen from
the central bank of the United States.
Discuss the some of the actions that the Fed took during this period. Such as:
• How the Federal Reserve’s lending practices changed during this period.
• What did the Federal Reserve do to support firms deemed “too big to fail.”
Do you believe these actions were necessary to avoid a collapse in the financial system? Support your opinion
with information from the textbook or external source(s).
Reference: Chapter 12, section 12.4: Bank Failures During the Great Recession, Chapter 14, section 14.4:
Monetary Policy in the 2000s, and Conclusions section at the end of the Chapter 14
Guided Response: Review the posts of your classmates and respond to at least two of your classmates by
agreeing or disagreeing with their opinions on whether the Federal Reserve actions were necessary to avoid the
collapse of the financial system.