In a two- to three-page paper (not including title and references pages), answer the question “How does monetary policy affect the macroeconomy?” In your answer, include the following:
Explain the fundamentals behind why changes in the money supply have real effects on the economy and the monetary transmission mechanism.
Explain how monetary policy can be used to effectively stabilize output and smooth business cycles.
Evaluate the role of monetary policy and how it affects the macroeconomy given the implications of the financial accelerator.
Support your work with at least two scholarly resources in addition to the textbook. You are required to format your paper according to APA style guidelines.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.) for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.