Analysis of the operation of financial markets and financial institutions focusing on financial intermediaries including commercial banks, investment banks and the central bank. Examines the structure and performance of the bond and stock markets, derivatives, and other financial instruments. Extensive use current market information prepares students with the real-world knowledge and experience necessary for careers in the financial world.
Prerequisite(s): ECO 176 and ECO 178 (or their corresponding First-Year Seminar equivalents.) Course may be applied to the American Studies program.