The UK Financial System

The UK Financial System Theory and Practice

4th Edition

Paperback (07 Oct 2004) | English

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Synopsis

Substantially revised and updated, this fourth edition of The UK financial system presents a comprehensive explanation of the workings of the institutions and markets which make up the UK financial system, and discusses the issues affecting them. It presents key theoretical developments such as asymmetric information, the efficient markets hypothesis, behavioural economics and the term structure of interest rates, thus providing an analytical framework to aid understanding of the institutional structure. Several case studies are provided throughout the book looking at the failure of various financial firms and the lessons that can be learned from these. Examples include Equitable Life, Barings Bank, the Bank of International Credit and Commerce (BCCI) and Long Term Capital Management.

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Manchester University Press

Manchester University Press

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Book information

ISBN: 9780719067723
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
Edition: 4th Edition
DEWEY: 336.41
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 373
Weight: 600g
Height: 233mm
Width: 157mm
Spine width: 30mm