Principles of Money, Banking and Financial Markets / Edition 12

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Overview


Well-known for its engaging, conversational style, this text makes sophisticated concepts accessible, introducing students to how markets and institutions shape the global financial system and economic policy. Principles of Money, Banking, & Financial Markets incorporates current research and data while taking stock of sweeping changes in the international financial landscape produced by financial innovation, deregulation, and geopolitical considerations.

T he Basics: Introducing Money, Banking, and Financial Markets; The Role of Money in the Macroeconomy; Financial Instruments, Markets, and Institutions. Financial Instruments and Markets: Interest Rate Measurement and Behavior; The Term and Risk Structure of Interest Rates; The Structure and Performance of Securities Markets; The Pricing of Risky Financial Assets; Money and Capital Markets; Demystifying Derivatives; Understanding Foreign Exchange. Banks and Other Intermediaries: The Nature of Financial Intermediation; Depository Financial Institutions; Nondepository Financial Institutions. Financial System Architecture: Understanding Financial Contracts; The Regulation of Markets and Institutions; Financial System Design. The Art of Central Banking: Who's In Charge Here?; Bank Reserves and the Money Supply; The Instruments of Central Banking; Understanding Movements in Bank Reserves; Monetary Policy Strategy. Monetary Theory: The Classical Foundations; The Keynesian Framework; The ISLM World; Money and Economic Stability in the ISLM World; An Aggregate Supply and Demand Perspective on Money and Economic Stability; Rational Expectations: Theory and Policy Implications; Empirical Evidence on the Effectiveness of Monetary Policy. Grand Finale: Tying It All Together.

For all readers interested in money, banking, and financial markets.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321339195
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 9/17/2008
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 656
  • Sales rank: 761,929
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Lawrence S. Ritter (late) was Professor of Finance and Economics Emeritus at the Stern School of Business of New York University. A former Chief of the Domestic Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, he served as a consultant to the U.S. Treasury, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the American Bankers Association, the Association of Reserve City Bankers, and the Garvin Guy Butler Corporation. He was an editor of the Journal of Finance and was a past President of the American Finance Association. Professor Ritter was also the author of numerous articles in professional journals and of The Glory of Their Times, a best-selling book about the early days of baseball.

William L. Silber is the Marcus Nadler Professor of Finance and Economics and Director, Glucksman Institute for Research in Securities Markets at the Stern School of Business of New York University. A former Senior Staff Economist with the President’s Council of Economic Advisers and a former Senior Vice President at Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb, he has served as a consultant to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the President’s Commission on Financial Structure and Regulation, the U.S. Senate Committee on the Budget, the House Committee on Banking and Financial Services, the Justice Department, the Federal Home Loan bank Board, the National Commission on Electronic Fund Transfers, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He is on the Economic Advisory Panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and is the author of five books and numerous articles in professional journals.

Gregory F. Udell is the Bank One Chair of Banking and Finance at the Kelley School of Business of Indiana University. He was formerly a banker and commercial loan officer in Chicago specializing in lending to small and midsized Midwestern companies. Currently, his academic research focuses on banking and financial contracting. He has published numerous articles in academic journals including the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Monetary Economics, and the Journal of Business. He is an associate editor of six journals, including the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, the Journal of Banking and Finance, and the Journal of Financial Services Research. Professor Udell has been a visiting economist and consultant to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

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Table of Contents


Part I: The Basics

Chapter 1. Introducing Money, Banking, and Financial Markets
An Overview
Why Study Money, Banking, and Financial Markets?
Careers in Banking and Financial Markets

Chapter 2. The Role of Money in the Macroeconomy
Introducing Money
Money, the Economy, and Inflation

Chapter 3. Financial Instruments, Markets, and Institutions
Flow of Funds
Financial Instruments and Markets
Financial Intermediaries: Purposes and Profile

Part II: Financial Instruments and Markets


Chapter 4. Interest Rate Measurement and Behavior
Calculating Interest Rates
What Determines the Level of Interest Rates?

Chapter 5. The Term and Risk Structure of Interest Rates
The Term Structure of Rates and the Yield Curve
Risk and Tax Structure of Rates
Appendix: Bond Price Volatility: Duration Versus Maturity

Chapter 6. The Structure and Performance of Securities Markets
Nature and Function of Securities Markets
Efficiency of Secondary Market Trading
Efficient Capital Markets and Regulation

Chapter 7. The Pricing of Risky Financial Assets
Economic Uncertainty
Principles of Diversification
The Risk Premium on Risky Securities

Chapter 8. Money and Capital Markets
The Government Bond Market
Bank-Related Securities: CDs and Eurodollars
Corporate Securities
Municipal Securities
Mortgage Securities
The Stock Market

Chapter 9. Demystifying Derivatives
An Overview of Financial Futures
An Overview of Options Contracts
An Overview of Swaps

Chapter 10. Understanding Foreign Exchange
What Determines Foreign Exchange Rates?
Fixed Versus Floating Exchange Rates

Part III: Banks and Other Intermediaries


Chapter 11. The Nature of Financial Intermediation
The Economics of Financial Intermediation
The Evolution of Financial Intermediaries in the United States
Financial Intermediaries: Assets, Liabilities, and Management

Chapter 12. Depository Financial Institutions
The Fundamentals of Bank Management
Major Trends in Bank Management
Nonbank Depository Institutions–The Thrifts

Chapter 13. Nondepository Financial Institutions
Insurance Companies and Pension Funds
Mutual Funds
Finance Companies
Securities Brokers and Dealers and Investment Banks
Venture Capital Funds, Mezzanine Debt Funds, and Hedge Funds
Banks Versus Nondepository Institutions

Part IV: Financial System Architecture


Chapter 14. Understanding Financial Contracts
How Business Obtains Financing
The Economics of Financial Contracting

Chapter 15. The Regulation of Markets and Institutions
The Regulation of Financial Markets in the United States
The Regulation of Commercial Banks in the United States
Regulation of Nondepository Financial Intermediaries
Where Securities Market and Banking Regulation Meet: The Glass-Steagall Act, A Collapsing Barrier

Chapter 16. Financial System Design
Information and Financial System Design
Financial System Design: A Descriptive Summary of Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States
Financial System Design and Conflict Resolution: Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States
Financial System Design for Eastern Europe and Other Emerging Economies

Part V: The Art of Central Banking


Chapter 17. Who’s in Charge Here?
Formal Structure of the Federal Reserve System
The Realities of Power
The Problem of Federal Reserve Independence

Chapter 18. Bank Reserves and the Money Supply
Check Clearing and Collection
Deposit Expansion: The Single Bank
Deposit Expansion: The Banking System
Deposit Contraction
Appendix: The Complete Money Supply Process

Chapter 19. The Instruments of Central Banking
Reserve Requirements
Discounting and the Discount Rate
Open Market Operations

Chapter 20. Understanding Movements in Bank Reserves
The Fed’s Balance Sheet
The U.S. Treasury’s Monetary Accounts
The Bank Reserve Equation
Putting It All to Use
Appendix: Monetary Effects of Treasury Financing

Chapter 21. Monetary Policy Strategy
The FOMC Directive
The Fed’s Strategy
The Taylor Rule and the Fed’s Track Record

Part VI: Monetary Theory


Chapter 22. The Classical Foundations
Classical Economics
Aggregate Demand and Supply: A Summary
Real Versus Nominal Rates of Interest
Modern Modifications: Monetarists and New Classicists
Appendix: GDP Definitions and Relationships

Chapter 23. The Keynesian Framework
When Saving Doesn’t Equal Investment
Consumption and Simple GDP Determination
Government to the Rescue
Money and the Rate of Interest
Monetary Policy
Aggregate Demand and Supply

Chapter 24. The ISLM World
The LM Curve
The IS Curve
The Simultaneous Determination of Income and Interest: IS and LM Together
Monetary and Fiscal Policy
ISLM and Aggregate Demand
Appendix: The Simple Algebra of Income Determination

Chapter 25. Money and Economic Stability in the ISLM World
Monetary Policy, Fiscal Policy, and Crowing Out
Is the Private Sector Inherently Stable?
Flexible Prices, the Natural Rate of Interest, and Real Crowding Out
Appendix: Interest Rates Versus the Money Supply Under Uncertainty

Chapter 26. An Aggregate Supply and Demand Perspective on Money and Economic Stability
Is the Private Sector Inherently Stable?
Monetary Policy, Fiscal Policy, and Crowding Out
Inflation, Money, and the Phillips Curve
Inflation and Interest Rates
Should a Robot Replace the Federal Reserve?

Chapter 27. Rational Expectations: Theory and Policy Implications
When Are Expectations Rational?
Anticipated Versus Unanticipated Monetary Policy
Implications for Stabilization Policy
Inflation, the Phillips Curve, and Credibility
Interest Rates and Anticipated Monetary Policy

Chapter 28. Empirical Evidence on the Effectiveness of Monetary Policy
Living with Velocity
The Impact of Monetary Policy on GDP

Part VII: Grand Finale


Chapter 29. Tying It All Together
The Economic Indicators
Valuation, the Fed, and Market Reaction
Putting It All Together

Glossary
Index

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