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COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS FINANCIAL MARKETS AND THE ECONOMY B8351 Professor Frederic S. Mishkin Fall 2004 Uris Hall 817 Extension: 4-3488 E-mail: fsm3@columbia.edu GENERAL DESCRIPTION This is a lecture course that is intended to help you understand the role that financial markets play in the business environment that you will face in the future. It also provides an understanding of the underlying institutions that either help financial markets work well or that interfere with the efficient performance of these markets. This course develops a series of applications of principles from finance and economics that explore the connection between financial markets and the economy. In addition, it will focus on many public policy issues and examine how the most important players in financial markets, central banks, operate and how monetary policy is conducted. The course will have a strong international orientation by examining monetary policy in many countries and possible reforms of the international financial system. We will also focus on current events reported in the financial press by starting each class with an extensive class discussion of what has recently appeared in the Wall Street Journal and will use the analytic frameworks developed in class help us to understand these developments. REQUIRED TEXTS (M) Mishkin, F.S., The Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets , Seventh Edition (Addison-Wesley: Reading, Mass. 2004). Available from the university bookstore. (C) Casebook
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2 OPTIONAL READINGS A good source of current readings on money and financial markets is: (EM) Eaton, J.W. and F.S. Mishkin, 2004 Readings to Accompany the Economics of Money, Banking, and Financial Markets . Available free on the internet if you bought a new textbook. Accesss via www.aw.com/mishkin, then click "Student Resources" and
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