Essentials of Money, Banking and Financial Institutions
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Essentials of Money, Banking and Financial Institutions : With Applications to the Developing World

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The study of money, banking and financial markets is a required or very popular elective in most undergraduate and graduate programs in economics and finance in Africa. However, the textbooks used are those written primarily for the developed world such as the United States or the U.K. The result is that students graduate with excellent theoretical knowledge about the subject matter as it pertains to the developed economies, but lack the ability to apply the same knowledge to less developed economies. Although the subject matter of money and banking can be treated at a theoretical level, it is best done with institutions in mind. As an application oriented course, references and applications should, as much as possible, be to the conditions and institutions present in the environment where the subject is being studied and where the knowledge will be used, rather than to institutions that exist elsewhere in developed economies. The primary purpose of Essentials of Money, Banking and Financial Institutions is to provide a text in money, banking, and financial institutions in the context of the developing economies, especially Africa. Throughout the book, a deliberate effort will be made to focus the students' attention on the need to develop the existing institutions so they can help to accelerate economic development.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 268 pages
  • 185.42 x 264.16 x 20.32mm | 703.06g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 224 black & white illustrations, 69 tables
  • 0739189530
  • 9780739189535

About Samuel K. Andoh

Samuel K. Andoh is a professor in the Economics and Finance Department at the School of Business at Southern Connecticut State University.show more

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Essentials of Money, Banking and Financial Institutions: With Applications to the Developing World presents an integrated perspective of issues in money, monetary policy, and institutions. There is something unique in the book for different audiences, whether in developed or developing countries, and it offers comparative elements of financial institutions. The treatment of Islamic Banking is an added value of the book. -- E. Olawale Ogunkola, University of Ibadanshow more

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION Chapter 1: Money, Banking and, Financial Markets MONEY Chapter 2: The Concept of Money INTEREST RATE Chapter 3: The Concept of Interest Rates Chapter 4: Determination of Interest Rate Chapter 5: Risk & Term Structures of Interest Rates FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS Chapter 6: Financial Markets and Institutions Chapter 7: Depository Institutions: The Business of Banking Chapter 8: Managing Depository Institutions Chapter 9: Regulating Depository Institutions MONEY CREATION, CONTROL & POLICY Chapter 10: Currency Boards and Central Banks Chapter 11: The Money Supply Process Chapter 12: Demand for Money Chapter 13: The Goals and Tools of Monetary Policy Chapter 14: Conducting Monetary Policy Chapter 15: Aggregate Demand and the Monetary Transmission Mechanism Chapter 16: Money, Inflation and Output Chapter 17: Foreign Exchange Market ISLAMIC BANKING Chapter 18: Islamic Bankingshow more