Modern Financial Macroeconomics Panics, Crashes, and Crises

ISBN-10: 1405161817
ISBN-13: 9781405161817
Edition: 2008
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Description: This text takes a comprehensive, non-technical look at the role of financial markets and institutions on modern macroeconomics. It examines governmental influence on moderating (or exacerbating) economic fluctuations.

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List price: $47.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/21/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 290
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

This text takes a comprehensive, non-technical look at the role of financial markets and institutions on modern macroeconomics. It examines governmental influence on moderating (or exacerbating) economic fluctuations.

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Case Studies
Preface
Introduction
An Introduction to Finance and Macroeconomics
The Basics of Financial Markets and Financial Institutions
Introduction
What is Financial Intermediation and Why is It Different from Other Economic Transactions?
What is Money?
The Importance of Financial Systems in Stimulating Long-Run Growth
The Empirical Evidence on Financial Development and Growth
The Four Primary Forms of Financial Intermediation
Conclusions
A Brief History of Financial Development
Introduction
A Brief History of Banking, Financial Markets, and Central Banking
Modern Central Banking
A Brief History of International Capital Flows
Globalization and Financial Development in the 1990s
Conclusions
Macroeconomic Theory and the Role of Finance
Business Cycles and Early Macroeconomic Theories of Finance
Introduction
Business Cycle Definitions
Financial Indicators of Business Cycles
The Sunspot Theory
Early Monetary Theories
The Classical Model
The Debt-Deflation Theory
Conclusions
Keynesian, Monetarist, and Neoclassical Theories
Introduction
Keynes' General Theory
Keynesian Economics and the IS-LM Model
The Financial Instability Hypothesis
The Monetarist Model
Principles of the Monetarist model
Neoclassical Theories
Conclusions
New Institutional Theories of Finance: Models of Risk and the Costs of Credit Intermediation
Introduction
What is Meant by "New Institutional" Theories of Finance?
The Financial Accelerator Model and the Role of Credit in Business Cycles
The Financial Accelerator and Monetary Policy
The Empirical Evidence on the Financial Accelerator Model
Conclusions
New Institutional Theories of Finance: Models of Credit Rationing
Introduction
Two Models of Credit Rationing
Equity Rationing
Empirical Evidence on Models of Credit Rationing
Conclusions
Financial Volatility and Economic [In]stability
The Role of Financial Systems in Monetary and Stabilization Policy
Introduction
Why Does Money Matter? Traditional Theories of the Monetary Transmission Mechanism
Balance Sheet Channels and the Monetary Transmission Mechanism
Empirical Studies of the Balance Sheet Channels of Monetary Transmission
Is Monetary Policy Still Powerful? A Look at the Empirical Evidence
Old Debates over the Effectiveness of Stabilization Policy
New Debates over the Effectiveness of Stabilization Policy
Conclusions
Banking Crises and Asset Bubbles
Introduction
The Causes and Prevention of Banking Crises
Empirical Evidence on Banking Crises
The Causes and Prevention of Asset Bubbles
Empirical Evidence on Asset Bubbles
Conclusions
International Finance and Financial Crises
Capital Flight and the Causes of International Financial Crises
Introduction
The Causes of Capital Flight and Currency Crises
Contagion
Empirical Evidence on Capital Flows, Currency Crises, and Contagion
The Causes and Costs of Twin Crises
The Currency and Banking Crises in East Asia
Conclusions
International Financial Crises: Policies and Prevention
Introduction
The Benefits and Costs of Financial Liberalization
Guidelines for Domestic Financial Regulation
The Pros and Cons of Capital Controls
International Financial Regulation
The IMF, Its Policies, and Its Critics
Reforming the IMF
Conclusions
Conclusions
What We have Learned, What We Still Need to Learn about Financial Macroeconomics
A Brief Review
What We Have Learned about Financial Macroeconomics
What We Do Not Know
Concluding Conclusions
Bibliography
Index

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