Economics of Money, Banking & Finance,
By ,Peter Howells
Financial Times/ Prentice Hall
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
$117.50 paper original
Preface Acknowledgements Symbols, Abbreviations and Other Conventions
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION 1. The role of a financial system
PART TWO: FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND SYSTEMS 2. An introduction to financial systems 3. The UK financial system 4. The US financial system 5. The German financial system 6. The French and Italian financial systems 7. Financial systems in Northern Europe- Hans-Michael Trautwein
PART THREE: THEORY 8. Portfolio theory 9. The determination of short-term interest rates 10. The structure of interest rates 11. The valuation of assets PART FOUR: MONEY AND BANKING 12. Banks and the supply of money 13. The demand for money 14. Monetary policy
PART FIVE: MARKETS 15. Money markets 16. Bond markets 17. Equity markets 18. Foreign exchange markets 19. Derivatives - the financial futures markets 20. Options, swaps and other derivatives PART SIX: CURRENT ISSUES 21. The single European market 22. The European Monetary System and monetary union 23. The European Central Bank and euro area monetary policy 24. Financial innovation 25. The regulation of financial markets 26. Financial market efficiency Case Studies 1-8
Glossary of Terms Answers to Questions Index
- Separate chapters deal with the financial systems in the UK, the USA, Germany, France, Italy and the Nordic countries.
- Includes extensive use of up-to-date examples, explains how to use relevant tables from the Financial Times and indicates many sources of information on the Internet
- Coverage of current issues such as the transparency of monetary policy and the psychological analysis of behaviour in financial markets.
- Increased emphasis on the integration of international financial markets, especially within Europe
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