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Course Objectives Chapters 1 and 2 Econ 423 - Financial Markets Lauren Heller, Summer 2009 Chapter 1: Why Study Financial Markets? Objectives By the end of this chapter, you should be able to: o Recognize the roles that financial markets play in the daily transactions of consumers, firms, and governments. o Understand the reasons why sound financial markets and institutions are needed in a well- functioning economy, as well as the relationship between strong financial markets and long run economic growth. o Identify basic terms relating to securities and foreign exchange markets, and apply these terms to future concepts discussed in class. Assigned Reading Mishkin and Eakins, pp. 4-9 Optional/Recommended Reading o For those who are not completely comfortable with Microsoft Excel and downloading data from the internet, please read pp. 10-14. Optional Practice Problems o Mishkin and Eakins, p. 15: Questions #7-9, Quantitative Problems #1, Web Exercises #1 o
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