Financial System and the Economy : Principles of Money and Banking

ISBN-10: 0324288816

ISBN-13: 9780324288810

Edition: 4th 2006

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This text gives students a unique understanding of the dynamic and evolving nature of the financial system and how it is related to the aggregate economy. It emphasizes the effects of structural change, globalization, financial innovation, and technology on the financial environment. Its highly applied, roots-in-reality approach incorporates numerous real-world applications and Internet features to demonstrate the relevance of topics. The text is written in an informal, conversational style, avoiding complex models and high-level math, making it perfect for the typical business major who may or may not have a strong economics background.
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Book details

Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cengage South-Western
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 720
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.234
Language: English

Introduction and Overview
Principles of Money
The Role of Money and Credit
The Overseer: The Federal Reserve System
Financial Markets, Instruments, and Market Makers
Financial Prices
Interest Rates and Bond Prices
The Structure of Interest Rates
Market Efficiency
How Exchange Rates Are Determined
Financial Institutions
An Introduction to Financial Intermediaries and Risk
Commercial Banking Structure, Regulation, and Performance
Financial Innovation
Financial Instability and Strains on the Financial System
Regulation of the Banking System and the Financial Services Industry
Securities Firms, Mutual Funds, and Financial Conglomerates
Financial Markets
The Stock Market
The Debt Markets
Forward, Futures, and Options Agreements
The International Financial System
Monetary Theory
The Fed, Depository Institutions, and the Money Supply Process
The Demand for Real Money Balances and Market Equilibrium
Financial Aspects of the Household, Business, Government, and Rest-of-the-World Sectors
Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply
Monetary Policy
The Challenges of Monetary Policy
The Process of Monetary Policy Formulation
Policy Implementation
Monetary Policy in a Globalized Financial System
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