# What are the measures of money?

There are several standard measures of the money supply, including the monetary base, M1, and M2. The monetary base is defined as the sum of currency in circulation and reserve balances (deposits held by banks and other depository institutions in their accounts at the Federal Reserve).
A.

### How is money used as a unit of measure?

A unit of account in economics is a nominal monetary unit of measure or currency used to represent the real value (or cost) of any economic item; i.e. goods, services, assets, liabilities, income, expenses. It is one of three well-known functions of money.
• #### What are the five characteristics of money?

There have been many forms of money in history, but some forms have worked better than others because they have characteristics that make them more useful. The characteristics of money are durability, portability, divisibility, uniformity, limited supply, and acceptability.
• #### What is the measure of value?

Economic value is a measure of the benefit provided by a good or service to an economic agent. It is generally measured relative to units of currency, and the interpretation is therefore "what is the maximum amount of money a specific actor is willing and able to pay for the good or service"?
• #### What is an example of money as a store of value?

A store of value is the function of an asset that can be saved, retrieved and exchanged at a later time, and be predictably useful when retrieved. More generally, a store of value is anything that retains purchasing power into the future.
B.

### How is money supply calculated?

Finally, to calculate the maximum change in the money supply, use the formula Change in Money Supply = Change in Reserves * Money Multiplier. A decrease in the reserve ratio leads to an increase in the money supply, which puts downward pressure on interest rates and ultimately leads to an increase in nominal GDP.
• #### How do you find the money supply?

To calculate the effect of the multiplier effect on the money supply, start with the amount banks initially take in through deposits, and divide this by the reserve ratio. If, for example, the reserve requirement is 20 percent, for every \$100 a customer deposits into a bank, \$20 must be kept in reserve.
• #### What is the money multiplier?

Definition of Money Multiplier. The money multiplier is the amount of money that banks generate with each dollar of reserves. Reserves is the amount of deposits that the Federal Reserve requires banks to hold and not lend. Banking reserves is the ratio of reserves to the total amount of deposits.
• #### What is the required reserve ratio and how does it effect on the money supply?

A: If the Federal Reserve decides to lower the reserve ratio through an expansionary monetary policy, commercial banks are required to hold less cash on hand and are able to increase the amount of loans to give consumers and businesses. This increases the money supply, economic growth and the rate of inflation.
C.

### What is money as a measure of value?

When money is used to intermediate the exchange of goods and services, it is performing a function as a medium of exchange. A unit of account is a standard numerical unit of measurement of the market value of goods, services, and other transactions.
• #### What is the measure of value?

Economic value is a measure of the benefit provided by a good or service to an economic agent. It is generally measured relative to units of currency, and the interpretation is therefore "what is the maximum amount of money a specific actor is willing and able to pay for the good or service"?
• #### How money is used as a store of value?

A store of value is the function of an asset that can be saved, retrieved and exchanged at a later time, and be predictably useful when retrieved. More generally, a store of value is anything that retains purchasing power into the future.
• #### What are the six main characteristics of money?

6 Characteristics of Money for Business Success. The characteristics of money are durability, portability, divisibility, uniformity, limited supply, and acceptability.

Updated: 22nd October 2018