From the Back Cover
In the revision of this leading text, the authors incorporate the latest data and research while taking stock of sweeping changes in the international financial landscape produced by financial innovation, deregulation, and geopolitical considerations. With their proven casual, conversational style, the authors make accessible sophisticated concepts such as asset pricing, financial contracting, and rational expectations.
NEW TO THIS EDITION
- In addition to providing an overview of the entire text, Chapter 1 links the field of money, banking, and financial markets to specific careers so that readers can see the connection to life after graduation.
- A new emphasis on the consolidation of the financial services industry is most evident in substantially revised sections of Chapter 11, "The Nature of Financial Institutions," and Chapter 15, "The Regulation of Markets and Institutions."
- New developments in global markets, including the Asian financial crisis and the newly created European Central Bank, are addressed in Chapter 10, "Understanding Foreign Exchange."
- Pedagogical features such as Going Out on a Limb and Off the Record engage students, while Reading the Financial News and In the News boxes encourage reading of financial newspapers.
The tenth edition comes with a powerful new learning tool, an online course companion Web site at www.awlonline.com/ritter. For each text chapter, the Web site offers multiple-choice quizzes as well as numerous links. In addition, PowerPoint slides of all the text's figures and tables are available for downloading, and an online syllabus builder allows instructors to create a calendar of assignments for each class.
The Study Guide, prepared by Fred C. Graham of The American University, sharpens and tests understanding of key concepts. Features include chapter synopses, essay questions and problems, multiple-choice, completion, and true-false questions. Contact your campus bookstore for ordering information.
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About the Author
Lawrence S. Ritter (late) was Professor of Finance and Economics Emeritus at the Stern School of Business of New York University. A former Chief of the Domestic Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, he served as a consultant to the U.S. Treasury, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the American Bankers Association, the Association of Reserve City Bankers, and the Garvin Guy Butler Corporation. He was an editor of the Journal of Finance and was a past President of the American Finance Association. Professor Ritter was also the author of numerous articles in professional journals and of The Glory of Their Times, a best-selling book about the early days of baseball.
William L. Silber is the Marcus Nadler Professor of Finance and Economics and Director, Glucksman Institute for Research in Securities Markets at the Stern School of Business of New York University. A former Senior Staff Economist with the President’s Council of Economic Advisers and a former Senior Vice President at Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb, he has served as a consultant to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the President’s Commission on Financial Structure and Regulation, the U.S. Senate Committee on the Budget, the House Committee on Banking and Financial Services, the Justice Department, the Federal Home Loan bank Board, the National Commission on Electronic Fund Transfers, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He is on the Economic Advisory Panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and is the author of five books and numerous articles in professional journals.
Gregory F. Udell is the Bank One Chair of Banking and Finance at the Kelley School of Business of Indiana University. He was formerly a banker and commercial loan officer in Chicago specializing in lending to small and midsized Midwestern companies. Currently, his academic research focuses on banking and financial contracting. He has published numerous articles in academic journals including the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Monetary Economics, and the Journal of Business. He is an associate editor of six journals, including the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, the Journal of Banking and Finance, and the Journal of Financial Services Research. Professor Udell has been a visiting economist and consultant to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.