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Money & Banking


Money and Banking covers the material contained in a one-semester college course. Questions on the exam test:
  • Knowledge of basic facts and terms
  • Understanding of concepts and principles
  • Ability to apply the knowledge to specific case problems
Topics covered by this course include:
  • The Role and Kinds of Money
    • Alternative definitions of money
    • Money and other assets

  • Commercial Banks and Other Financial Intermediaries
    • Deposit deregulation
    • Structure of the banking industry
    • Operation and management of financial markets and intermediaries
    • Deposit insurance
    • International banking

  • Central Banking and Federal Reserve System
    • Structure and organization
    • Historical framework
    • Current monetary management

  • Money and Macroeconomic Activity
    • Basic classical and Keynesian economies
    • Monetarism and rational expectations
    • Money and inflation

  • Monetary Policy in the United States
    • Conducting monetary policy
    • Targeting of monetary aggregates vs. interest rates
    • Policy effectiveness
    • Monetary vs. fiscal policy

  • International Monetary System
    • International monetary institutions and the debt crisis
    • International payments and exchange rates
    • Monetary policy in conjunction with flexible exchange rates

(Taken from "Money and Banking," DSST (Dantes Subject Standardized Tests), Thomson Prometric, www.GetCollegeCredit.com.)

The required textbook(s) for the Traditional course are listed below.

  • Money, Banking, and the Economy   
      6th by Mayer, Thomas / Duesenberry James S. / Aliber, Robert - WW Norton, 1996
        
    ISBN 9780393-96848-4