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Jim asked in Social ScienceEconomics · 1 decade ago

How do central banks "inject" more money into the economy?

The BBC says the Bank of England, after slashing interest rates, is taking another step -- injecting billions of pounds into the economy. What does that mean? Where does the money go? Obviously, it's not just thrown out the Bank of England's window, so who gets it, and how?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    In order to inject money into the economy, the government buys 'bond's from banks. This gives the banks more money. The banks then lend this money out to people.

  • 1 decade ago

    The government can't just print money (well, they can...but the effect won't be pretty...like 1930's Germany and 1980's Argentina).

    The money isn't "injected" into the economy, it's really "taken out of storage." The money supply of the economy is governed by the interest rate between banks and the Federal Reserve.

    If the interest rate is high, banks would give the money back to the Fed, because it's too expensive to borrow. If the interest rate is low, the banks would borrow more, and then invest or loan it out to the public for a profit.

    So if you're buying a house, the lower the interest rate, the more you can afford to spend, and the more the seller would get. The seller would then use that proceeds to buy other things, therefor more $ in circulation.

    Source(s): If you want in depth information, look up the Macroeconomic term "IS-LM Model"
  • 4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    it is called printing money and loaning money to more businesses and individuals to stimulate the economy. In a nutshell. The US has the tendency to inject it towards stupid things like poor and lazy unemployed americans. Now they are injecting universal healthcare for these deadbeats. hooray for the UK and canada, i'm getting outta here.

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