Have the Federal Reserve’s countercyclical monetary policies been effective in moderating business cycle swings?

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:

  • Discuss how changes in the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy affect at least 1 of the 4 components of GDP (consumption, investment, government spending, net exports).
  • Have the Federal Reserve’s countercyclical monetary policies been effective in moderating business cycle swings? Justify your response.