Financial Markets and Institutions / Edition 7

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Overview

A practical and current look into today’s financial markets and institutions.

In Financial Markets and Institutions, bestselling authors Mishkin and Eakins provide a practical introduction to help you prepare for today’s changing landscape of financial markets and institutions. A unifying framework uses a few core principles to organize learning then examines the models as real-world scenarios from a practitioner’s perspective.

This seventh edition focuses on the cause and effect of today’s global financial crisis.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132136839
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 1/17/2011
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 704
  • Sales rank: 279,103
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Frederic S. Mishkin is the Alfred Lerner Professor of Banking and Financial Institutions at the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University. Since receiving his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1976, he has taught at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Princeton University, and Columbia.

In addition to teaching, Mishkin is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a senior fellow at the FDIC Center for Banking Research, and president of the Eastern Economic Association. He is also the author of more than one hundred published articles and over ten textbooks. He is currently an academic consultant to and serves on the Economic Advisory Panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.



Stanley G. Eakins
is the Associate Dean for the College of Business at East Carolina University. He received his PhD from Arizona State University and has served as vice president and comptroller for the First National Bank of Fairbanks.

A founder of the Denali Title and Escrow Agency and a contributor to journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Business and Economics and Journal of Financial Research, Professor Eakins is also the author of Finance: Institutions, Investments, and Management, Second Edition.

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Table of Contents

Part One: Introduction

1. Why Study Financial Markets and Institutions?

2. Overview of the Financial System

Part Two: Fundamentals of Financial Markets

3. What Do Interest Rates Mean and What Is Their Role in Valuation?

4. Why Do Interest Rates Change?

5. How Do Risk and Term Structure Affect Interest Rates?

6. Are Financial Markets Efficient?

Part Three: Fundamentals of Financial Institutions

7. Why Do Financial Institutions Exist?

8. Why Do Financial Crises Occur and Why Are They So Damaging to the Economy?

Part Four: Central Banking and the Conduct of Monetary Policy

9. Central Banks and the Federal Reserve System

10. Conduct of Monetary Policy: Tools, Goals, Strategy, and Tactics

Part Five: Financial Markets

11. The Money Markets

12. The Bond Market

13. The Stock Market

14. The Mortgage Markets

15. The Foreign Exchange Market

16. The International Financial System

Part Six: The Financial Institutions Industry

17. Banking and the Management of Financial Institutions

18. Financial Regulation

19. Banking Industry: Structure and Competition

20. The Mutual Fund Industry

21. Insurance Companies and Pension Funds

22. Investment Banks, Security Brokers and Dealers, and Venture Capital Firms

Part Seven: The Management of Financial Institutions

23. Risk Management in Financial Institutions

24. Hedging with Financial Derivatives

Glossary

Index

Chapters on the Web

25. Savings Associations and Credit Unions

26. Finance Companies

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