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Money - An Economist's Perspective

Mike Bryan, vice president and senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, talks about money—its definition, the problem it solves, what fiat money accomplishes, and how the Yapese used giant wheels of stone for money—in four video segments that teachers can show to students or use for their own professional development.

What Is Money? (4:52)

Early Forms of Money (5:19)

Fiat Money (5:45)

The Curious Case of the Yap Stones (7:38)

Classroom Economist: What is Money?