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Finance: Money & Banking Library Guide: Government

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Duties: Conducting the nation’s monetary policy by influencing the monetary and credit conditions in the economy in pursuit of maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates; Supervising and regulating banking institutions to ensure the safety and soundness of the nation’s banking and financial system and to the credit rights of consumers; Maintaining the stability of the financial system and containing systemic risk that may arise in financial markets; Providing financial services to depository institutions, the U.S. government, and foreign official institutions, including playing a major role in operating the nation’s payments system.

      ◊ Federal Reserve Districts
      ◊ Federal Reserve Bulletin
      ◊ The Federal Reserve System: Purposes & Functions
      ◊ The Beige Book
      ◊ International Journal of Central Banking
      ◊ Federal Open Market Committee
      ◊ Banking Information & Regulation
      ◊ Economic Research & Data
      ◊ Data Download Program

Bureau of Economic Analysis
Promotes a better understanding of the U.S. economy by providing the most timely, relevant, and accurate economic accounts data in an objective and cost-effective manner.

      ◊ U.S. Economy at a Glance
      ◊ Survey of Current Business
      ◊ National Economic Accounts
      ◊ International Economic Accounts
      ◊ Regional Economic Accounts
      ◊ Industry Economic Accounts

Bureau of the Fiscal Service
New Bureau of the Treasury Department formed from the consolidation of the Financial Management Service and the Bureau of the Public Debt. The mission is to promote the financial integrity and operational efficiency of the U.S. government through exceptional accounting, financing, collections, payments, and shared services.

Compilation of Basic Banking Laws Within the Jurisdiction of the Committee on Financial Services
Prepared for the use of the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives (May 2001). Full text of more than 40 Federal laws pertaining to banking from 1886 through the 107th Congress, 1st Session.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Mission: To make markets for consumer financial products and services work for Americans — whether they are applying for a mortgage, choosing among credit cards, or using any number of other consumer financial products.

EDGAR Company Search
Find financial statements for banks.

FDIC: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Independent agency created by the Congress to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation’s financial system by insuring deposits, examining and supervising financial institutions for safety and soundness and consumer protection, and managing receiverships.

      ◊ Bank Find
      ◊ Bank Data & Statistics
      ◊ Research & Analysis
      ◊ Failed Banks
      ◊ Bank Examinations
      ◊ Laws & Regulations

Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council
Interagency body empowered to prescribe uniform principles, standards, and report forms for the federal examination of financial institutions by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the National Credit Union Administration, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and to make recommendations to promote uniformity in the supervision of financial institutions.

Federal Housing Finance Agency
Mission: Provide effective supervision, regulation and housing mission oversight of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Banks to promote their safety and soundness, support housing finance and affordable housing, and support a stable and liquid mortgage market.

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

      ◊ Research & the Economy
      ◊ Banking
      ◊ EconSouth
      ◊ Financial Update
      ◊ Papers
      ◊ Federal Reserve: Structure & Functions
      ◊ The Story of Money
      ◊ Dollars and Cents: Fundamental Facts About U.S. Money
      ◊ A Guide to Your First Bank Account
      ◊ Paying For It: Checks, Cash, and Electronic Payments

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

      ◊ Banking Information
      ◊ Economic Research
      ◊ Communities & Banking
      ◊ Banking Basics
      ◊ Coins & Currency
      ◊ Historical Beginnings…The Federal Reserve
      ◊ History at Your Fingertips & Spirit of the Nation
      ◊ Liberty and The American Eagle
      ◊ History of Colonial Money

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

      ◊ Banking
      ◊ Research
      ◊ Economic Perspectives
      ◊ ProfitWise News & Views
      ◊ Risk Perspectives
      ◊ Virtual Money Museum

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

      ◊ Economic Research & Data
      ◊ Banking
      ◊ Economic Trends
      ◊ Economic Commentary
      ◊ Explore Money From Around the World
      ◊ Discover Historic U.S. Currency

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

      ◊ Research & Data
      ◊ Banking
      ◊ Economic Letter
      ◊ Financial Insights
      ◊ The Fed Today
      ◊ Money
      ◊ Capital, the Economy & Monetary Policy
      ◊ Labor, the Economy & Monetary Policy
      ◊ The Federal Reserve, Monetary Policy & the Economy

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

      ◊ Banking
      ◊ Research & Data
      ◊ Banking Research Papers
      ◊ Economic Review
      ◊ Banking Regulation: Its Purposes, Implementation, and Effects

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

      ◊ Banking
      ◊ Economic Research
      ◊ The Region
      ◊ A History of Central Banking in the United States
      ◊ U.S. Money
      ◊ The History of Money
      ◊ The Face of U.S. Currency
      ◊ What is a Dollar Worth?

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

      ◊ Banking
      ◊ Markets
      ◊ Research
      ◊ Economic Policy Review
      ◊ Current Issues in Economics and Finance
      ◊ Fedpoints

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

      ◊ Research & Data
      ◊ Bank Resources
      ◊ Business Review
      ◊ The Federal Reserve and You
      ◊ History of Central Banking From 1791 to the 21st Century
      ◊ State & National Banking Eras: A Chapter in the History of Central Banking
      ◊ First Bank of the United States: A Chapter in the History of Central Banking
      ◊ Second Bank of the United States: A Chapter in the History of Central Banking
      ◊ A Day in the Life of the Federal Open Market Committee
      ◊ Money in Colonial Times
      ◊ Benjamin Franklin and the Birth of a Paper Money Economy
      ◊ Symbols on American Money

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

      ◊ Research
      ◊ Banking
      ◊ Economic Quarterly
      ◊ Econ Focus
      ◊ The Federal Reserve Today
      ◊ Virtual Money Museum

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

      ◊ Economic Research
      ◊ Banking Supervision
      ◊ What is the Fed?
      ◊
U.S. Monetary Policy: An Introduction
      ◊ American Currency Exhibit
      ◊ Fed Chairman Game
      ◊ Dr. Econ

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

      ◊ Banking
      ◊ Research & Data
      ◊ FRED: Federal Reserve Economic Data
      ◊ ALFRED: Archival Federal Reserve Economic Data
      ◊ GeoFRED: Geographic Federal Reserve Economic Data
      ◊ CASSIDI: Banking Competitive Analysis
      ◊ FRASER: Federal Reserve Archive
      ◊ Monetary Trends
      ◊ Central Banker
      ◊ In Plain English: Making Sense of the Federal Reserve
      ◊ The Great Depression Curriculum

Federal Reserve Consumer Help

Federal Reserve Education
Instructional materials and tools to increase your understanding of the Federal Reserve, economics and financial education.

FedinPrint: A Comprehensive Index to Federal Reserve Research
Access to research published by the Board of Governors and all 12 Federal Reserve Banks.

The Financial Crisis Inquiry Report: Final Report of the National Commission on the Causes of the Financial and Economic Crisis in the United States
Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, January 2011

FinCEN: Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
Mission: To safeguard the financial system from illicit use and combat money laundering and promote national security through the collection, analysis, and dissemination of financial intelligence and strategic use of financial authorities.

Government Accountability Office
Supports the Congress in meeting its constitutional responsibilities and helps improve the performance and accountability of the federal government for the benefit of the American people.

Government Printing Office: Electronic Code of Federal Regulations:
Title 12: Banks and Banking

National Credit Union Administration
Independent federal agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions throughout the U.S. and its territories. Administers the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund. Insures the member accounts in all federal credit unions and the substantial majority of state-chartered credit unions.

National Information Center
Central repository of data about banks and other institutions for which the Federal Reserve has a supervisory, regulatory, or research interest, including both domestic and foreign banking organizations operating in the U.S.

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
A bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Charters, regulates, and supervises all national banks. Also supervises the federal branches and agencies of foreign banks.

U.S. Department of the Treasury
Executive agency responsible for promoting economic prosperity and ensuring the financial security of the U.S. Responsible for a wide range of activities such as advising the President on economic and financial issues, encouraging sustainable economic growth, and fostering improved governance in financial institutions. Operates and maintains systems that are critical to the nation’s financial infrastructure, such as the production of coin and currency, the disbursement of payments to the American public, revenue collection, and the borrowing of funds necessary to run the federal government. Works with other federal agencies, foreign governments, and international financial institutions to encourage global economic growth, raise standards of living, and to the extent possible, predict and prevent economic and financial crises. Also performs a critical and far-reaching role in enhancing national security by implementing economic sanctions against foreign threats to the U.S., identifying and targeting the financial support networks of national security threats, and improving the safeguards of our financial systems.

U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission
Mission: To protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation.