302fall11ex2B - UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF...

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UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE PROFESSOR DAVE WHARTON DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS FALL 2011 ECON 302 MONEY, BANKING AND FINANCIAL MARKETS PRELIMINARY EXAM 2B NOVEMBER 8th, 2011 NAME: ____________________________________________ “I pledge to abide by the University of Delaware’s Code of Conduct while taking this exam.” SIGNATURE:________________________________________ ANSWER EACH OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN THE SPACES PROVIDED. YOU MAY USE THE BACK OF THE SHEETS AS WELL. BE SURE TO THOROUGHLY EXPLAIN ALL YOUR ANSWER AND SHOW ANY CALCULATIONS THAT YOU DO.
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ECON 302 – PRELIMINARY EXAM 2B PAGE 1 15% 1) Describe the similarities and differences between RMBSs, CDOs and SIVs. How and why did they evolve and what role did they play in the financial crisis? You should write a coherent, well-organized answer drawing examples from Zandi.
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ECON 302 – PRELIMINARY EXAM 2B PAGE 2 20% 2a) Assuming that the pure expectations theory is correct, calculate i 2t , i 3t 4t based on the following information. Graph the resulting yield curve.
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