Money

Money

by Euel Elliott
Money

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Money by Euel Elliott

Money makes the world go around. From the earliest bartering systems to today's sophisticated electronic transfers of billions of dollars in a split second, systems of exchange have conferred value upon goods and services and created the economic glue that binds individuals, businesses, communities, and nations together. In this volume, the authors present a colorful history of money in its economic, political, socio-cultural, and even pscyhological context. The first section focuses on banks and financial institutions. The second part covers the role of currency in national sovereignty; the impact of technology; debt, credit, and equity; and money markets. The final chapters explore emerging issues, such as risk management, and emerging forms of money and investment in the electronic age. Featuring a glossary and timeline, charts and graphs, index and references, Money is an engaging introduction to this vital component of the economy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313082276
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/30/2006
Series: Greenwood Guides to Business and Economics
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Mark F. Dobeck is the Chief Financial Officer for the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) in Washington, DC. Previously, he taught courses in business administration, finance, international investments, financial risk management, organizational behavior, and public policy at Collin County Community College and the University of Texas at Dallas. He has over twenty years of management experience in banking, securities, and information technology, and worked on major financial and banking projects throughout the world, including the development of the Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange. He is also certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute.

Euel Elliott is Professor of Government, Politics and Political Economy and Associate Dean for Graduate Education, School of Social Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas. He previously served as Director of the Master of Public Affairs program and Director of Graduate Studies at the university. He has published in a wide range of public policy, political science and economics journals, including Social Science Quarterly, Policy Studies Review, and Journal of Policy Modeling, and has co-edited two books, Chaos Theory in the Social Sciences and Non-linear Dynamics, Complexity and Public Policy.

Table of Contents


Illustrations     vii
Series Foreword   Wesley B. Truitt     ix
Preface     xiii
Chronology     xix
The History and Evolution of Money: A Look Back     1
Monetary Policy and Central Banks     23
Banks, Banking, and Financial Institutions     39
Currency and National Sovereignty     65
Financial Exchanges, Globalization, and Technology     79
Capital Markets and Bonds     93
Short-Term Markets: The Money Market and the Foreign Exchange Market     115
Financial Derivatives: A Revolution in Finance     129
Risk Management, Regulation, and Politics     159
Beyond Money     177
Glossary     195
Bibliography     205
Index     213

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Jos^D'e R. de la Torre


"Economic literacy is an essential condition for our democracy to work. Only an educated public can make sense of the myriad of economic issues that characterize our public debate, ranging from the collapse of private pensions to the impact of outsourcing on our job markets. This series constitutes a significant step towards the achievement of this goal. Written by eminent professionals and experienced practitioners, each of its seven volumes renders complex issues easy to assimilate without sacrificing nuance or controversy. Aimed at the general public, the authors succeed in bringing to everyday life the substance of most important economic agents and forces."

José R. de la Torre

"Economic literacy is an essential condition for our democracy to work. Only an educated public can make sense of the myriad of economic issues that characterize our public debate, ranging from the collapse of private pensions to the impact of outsourcing on our job markets. This series constitutes a significant step towards the achievement of this goal. Written by eminent professionals and experienced practitioners, each of its seven volumes renders complex issues easy to assimilate without sacrificing nuance or controversy. Aimed at the general public, the authors succeed in bringing to everyday life the substance of most important economic agents and forces."

Jos^D'e R. de la Torre

"Economic literacy is an essential condition for our democracy to work. Only an educated public can make sense of the myriad of economic issues that characterize our public debate, ranging from the collapse of private pensions to the impact of outsourcing on our job markets. This series constitutes a significant step towards the achievement of this goal. Written by eminent professionals and experienced practitioners, each of its seven volumes renders complex issues easy to assimilate without sacrificing nuance or controversy. Aimed at the general public, the authors succeed in bringing to everyday life the substance of most important economic agents and forces."

Jos^D'e R. de la Torre, Dean, Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Graduate School of Business, Florida Interntinal University

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