Issues in Finance and Monetary Policy

Issues in Finance and Monetary Policy


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The book investigates the contemporary functioning of financial institutions and monetary policies in order to assess their effects in different economic situations. It advances some proposals to improve their contribution towards a more stable and vigorous economy in the context of both developed and developing countries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230007987
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/30/2007
Edition description: 2007
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

ALVARO ANGERIZ Research Associate, Centre of Economic and Public Policy, University of Cambridge, UK
PHILIP ARESTIS University Director of Research, Cambridge Centre for Economics and Public Policy, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, UK
SANTONU BASU Senior Lecturer, Banking and Finance, Queen Mary University, London, UK
EMMANUEL CARRÉ University Montesquieu-IFREDE, Bordeaux, France
GEORGIO CHORTAREAS Reader in International Finance, University of Essex, UK
PAUL DAVIDSON Editor, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics; Visiting Scholar, New York School for Social Work, USA; Emeritus Professor, University of Tennessee, USA
JESUS G. GARZA GARCIA Department of Accounting, Finance, and Management, University of Essex, UK
CLAUDIA GIRARDONE Lecturer in Finance, University of Essex, UK
EDWIN LE HERON Maître de Conférences in Economics, Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Bordeaux, France
AMRIT P. JUDGE Principal Lecturer in Financial Economics, Middlesex University Business School, UK
KOSTAS MOURATIDIS Lecturer in Finance, University of Wales, School of Business and Economics, Swansea, Wales

Table of Contents

Introduction; J.McCombie & C.R.Rodriguez Strong Uncertainty and How to Cope with it to Improve Action and Capacity; P.Davidson Inflation Targeting: Assessing the Evidence; A.Angeriz & P.Arestis Transparency Versus Openness in Monetary Policy; E.Carre Dynamic Analysis of a Monetary Policy Shock on Banking Behaviour; E.Le Heron Credibility of Interest Rate Policies in Eight EMS Countries: An Application of the Markov Regime-Switching of a Bivariate Autoregressive Model; P.Arestis & K.Mouratidis Why do Firms Hedge? A Review of the Evidence; A.Judge Concentration Versus Efficiency and Financial Liberalization in Latin American Banking; G.Chortareas, J.G.G.García & C.Girardone The Role of Financial Institutions in the Context of Economic Development; S.Basu

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