monetary base control
monetary base controlthe control of the MONETARY BASE of the banking system as a means of regulating a nation's MONEY SUPPLY. If the COMMERCIAL BANKS adhere to a well-defined CASH RESERVE RATIO, then the monetary authorities, by controlling this narrow monetary base, can regulate monetary growth. See BANK-DEPOSIT CREATION, RESERVE-ASSET RATIO, MONEY SUPPLY DEFINITIONS, MONETARY POLICY.
Collins Dictionary of Economics, 4th ed. © C. Pass, B. Lowes, L. Davies 2005