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Financial Markets & Institutions, CourseSmart eTextbook, 8th Edition

By Frederic S Mishkin, Stanley Eakins

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jan 22, 2014

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For all undergraduate and graduate students of Financial Markets.

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

In Financial Markets and Institutions, bestselling authors Frederic S. Mishkin and Stanley G. Eakins provide a practical introduction to prepare students for today’s changing landscape of financial markets and institutions.

A unifying framework uses core principles to organize students’ thinking then examines the models as real-world scenarios from a practitioner’s perspective. By analyzing these applications, students develop the critical-thinking and problem-solving skills necessary to respond to challenging situations in their future careers. Although this text has undergone a major revision, the Eighth Edition retains Mishkin/Eakins’ hallmark pedagogy that make it the best-selling textbook on financial markets and institutions.

This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students. Here’s how:

  • Organize Learning with a Unifying Analytic Framework: Core principles organize students’ thinking and then examine the models as real-world scenarios from a practitioner’s perspective.
  • Help Students Transition from Classroom to Career with Real-Life Business Scenarios: Cases increase students’ interest by applying theory to real-world data and examples.
  • Emphasis Critical Thinking with Key Features: Examples and exercises allow students to put into practice the concepts that they are learning.
  • Keep Your Course Current and Relevant: New material on financial markets and institutions and monetary policy appear throughout the text.

Table of Contents

I. Introduction
1. Why Study Financial Markets and Institutions?
2. Overview of the Financial System


II. 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?


III. 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?


IV. 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


V. 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 


VI. 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 


VII. The Management of Financial Institutions
23. Risk Management in Financial Institutions 
24. Hedging with Financial Derivatives 

Glossary
Index 


Chapters on the Web
25. Financial Crises in Emerging Market Economies
26. Savings Associations and Credit Unions
27. Finance Companies

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$99.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-342703-5