what the heck is broad and narrow money?
July 26, 2006 5:57 PM   Subscribe

When economists talk about broad- and narrow-money, what exactly are they talking about?
posted by dobie to Work & Money (2 answers total)
Different ways of measuring the money supply.

posted by pompomtom at 6:07 PM on July 26, 2006

Money supply is divided usually into 3 or 4 levels of classification. M0, M1, M2 and sometimes M3. M0 for instance is just currency whereas M1 is currency and checking accounts, M2 is currency, checking and savings and some CDs, and M3 is almost all money accounts that are liquid in the short to medium run.

M0 = narrow
M3 = broad
posted by jckll at 7:36 PM on July 26, 2006

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