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The financial system & the economy : principles of money & banking
Burton, Maureen.
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Third edition.
Publication Information:
Mason, Ohio : Thomson/South-Western, [2003]

Physical Description:
xxvi, 1 volume (various pagings) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
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HG173 .B87 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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This book provides balanced coverage of the theories, policies and institutions in a conversational style making it one of the easiest to understand money and banking books on the market. Content emphasizes how structural change, globalization, innovation and technology affect the financial environment, with detailed attention given to how and why institutions and markets evolve.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction
1 Introduction and Overview
2 Principles of Money
3 The Role of Money and Credit
4 Analysis of the Financial System and the Economy
5 The Overseer: The Federal Reserve System
6 Financial Markets, Instruments, and Market Makers
Part 2 Financial Prices
7 Interest Rates and Bond Prices
8 The Structure of Interest Rates
9 Market Efficiency
10 How Exchange Rates Are Determined
Part 3 Financial Institutions
11 An Introduction to Financial Institutions and Risk
12 The Commercial Banking Industry
13 Financial Innovation
14 Financial Instability
15 Regulation of the Banking System and the Financial Services Industry
16 Other Financial Institutions: Security Firms, Mutual Funds, and Financial Conglomerates
Part 4 Financial Markets
17 The Stock Market
18 The Debt Markets
19 Forward, Futures, Option, and Swap Agreements: Managing Risk
20 The International Financial System
Part 5 Monetary Theory
21 The Fed, Depository Institutions, and the Money Supply Process
22 The Demand for Real Money Balances and Market Equilibrium
23 Financial Aspects of the Household, Firm, Government and Rest of the World Sectors
24 Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply
Part 6 Monetary Policy
25 The Challenges of Monetary Policy
26 The Process of Monetary Policy Formulation
27 Fed Watching and Policy Implementation
28 Monetary Policy: Exchange Rates and Global Coordination