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Money, Financial Intermediation and Governance
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Money, Financial Intermediation and Governance

9781845428709 Edward Elgar Publishing
Dino Falaschetti, former Thomas F. Gleed Endowed Chair and Visiting Professor of Finance and Business Law, Albers School of Business and Economics, Seattle University, Associate Professor of Law and Economics, College of Law, Florida State University and Special Consultant, Economists Incorporated, Washington, DC and SF Bay Area, US and Michael J. Orlando, Principal Consultant of Economic Advisors, Inc., Denver, US. He served as a research economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and then as Vice President and Branch Executive of the Bank’s Denver Branch, US
Publication Date: 2008 ISBN: 978 1 84542 870 9 Extent: 200 pp
Dino Falaschetti and Michael Orlando unify the treatment of the many deeply related topics in money and banking in this wide-ranging book. By continually building on the assumption that economic actors are maximizers, they explain how monetary and financial services, as well as related governance mechanisms, influence economic performance. In this manner, Money, Financial Intermediation and Governance not only lets readers make sense of today’s monetary authorities and financial markets, it lets them see through superficial complexities to the fundamental influences that will shape those organizations for years to come.

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Dino Falaschetti and Michael Orlando unify the treatment of the many deeply related topics in money and banking in this wide-ranging book. By continually building on the assumption that economic actors are maximizers, they explain how monetary and financial services, as well as related governance mechanisms, influence economic performance. In this manner, Money, Financial Intermediation and Governance not only lets readers make sense of today’s monetary authorities and financial markets, it lets them see through superficial complexities to the fundamental influences that will shape those organizations for years to come.

Mastering this analytical process is important for scholars and professionals, as well as individuals who are interested in their own financial security. Successful readers will enjoy an enduring ability to productively anticipate, respond to, and even shape macroeconomic and related political developments. This book’s greatest contribution may thus be to help readers enjoy the lasting advantages of becoming careful thinkers.

This book is an ideal text for undergraduate, graduate and MBA students in courses on banking and financial markets as well as in macroeconomics. It is also a useful resource for researchers and professionals in the financial, legal and policy sectors.
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Contents: Foreword by Antoine Martin Introduction Part I: The Economic Method of Inquiry 1. Modeling 2. Foundation 3. A Model Economy Part II: Money in a Static Economy 4. What is Money? 5. Money and the Level of Economic Well-being Part III: Money in a Dynamic Economy 6. Money in a Classical Economy 7. Money in a Keynesian Economy 8. Should Monetary Policy be Active? 9. Is Monetary Policy Active? Part IV: Governing Money 10. Measuring Monetary Services 11. Organizing the Production of Monetary Services 12. The Case of the ‘Fed’ Part V: Intermediation, Governance and Economic Performance 13. Asymmetric Information 14. Financial Intermediaries and their Governance 15. Corporate Governance 16. Financial Development and Economic Performance Questions Bibliography Index
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