Table of Contents
- About the Author
- Money, Banking, and Your World
- The Financial System
- Interest Rates
- The Economics of Interest-Rate Fluctuations
- The Economics of Interest-Rate Spreads and Yield Curves
- Rational Expectations, Efficient Markets, and the Valuation of Corporate Equities
- Financial Structure, Transaction Costs, and Asymmetric Information
- Bank Management
- Innovation and Structure in Banking and Finance
- The Economics of Financial Regulation
- Financial Derivatives
- Financial Crises: Causes and Consequences
- Central Bank Form and Function
- The Money Supply Process and the Money Multipliers
- Monetary Policy Tools
- Monetary Policy Targets and Goals
- Foreign Exchange
- International Monetary Regimes
- Money Demand
- IS-LM in Action
- Aggregate Supply and Demand and the Growth Diamond
- Monetary Policy Transmission Mechanisms
- Inflation and Money
- Rational Expectations Redux: Monetary Policy Implications
Money and Banking, v. 2.0
by Robert E. Wright
Chapter 8 Financial Structure, Transaction Costs, and Asymmetric Information
By the end of this chapter, students should be able to:
- Describe how nonfinancial companies meet their external financing needs.
- Explain why bonds play a relatively large role in the external financing of U.S. companies.
- Explain why most external finance is channeled through financial intermediaries.
- Define transaction costs and explain their importance.
- Define and describe asymmetric information and its importance.
- Define and explain adverse selection, moral hazard, and agency problems.
- Explain why the financial system is heavily regulated.