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econoMAX - How does Quantitative Easing affect the Exchange Rate

Jim Riley

7th November 2013

Although A level specifications have not changed for some years the introduction of quantitative easing (QE) programmes by central banks such as the Bank of England and the Federal Reserve in the US has meant that A level students have had to become familiar with it as an instrument of monetary policy. With short term interest rates almost at zero and banks still very risk averse, the monetary authorities have in recent years embarked on QE in an attempt to inject liquidity into the financial system to boost lending in recession hit economies.

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