Current financial system has been playing the most important role in the economic system. It also has been getting more complicated to serve the global economy needs. To understand the financial markets, this class will focus on followings; First, we will study the fundamental role of money, bonds, securities, and derivatives. Second, we will focus on how the financial institutions work and current problems we have. Third, as an extension of the fundamental problem of financial market, we will study about recent and past financial crises in U.S. as well as other countries. Finally we will focus on macro side of financial market as we include the role of Federal Reserve System on its monetary policy.
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