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Teaching Undergraduate Money and Banking: T-Bill Auctions and Stock Market Models

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  • Daniel E. Saros
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    The author offers innovative approaches to 3 topics that are typically only briefly mentioned (if at all) in money and banking courses. The first topic is a Treasury bill auction experiment in which students have an opportunity to participate directly. The results from a class of 14 money and banking students are used to explain how an instructor might conduct such an experiment in the classroom. Relatively simple algebraic models are also developed for 2 types of stock market transactions: short selling and margin buying. Three analytical exercises are presented with complete solutions to demonstrate how an instructor might assign related problems for students. These experiments and models give students a lasting understanding of a number of rarely discussed topics in money and banking courses.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal The Journal of Economic Education.

    Volume (Year): 40 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 3 (July)
    Pages: 315-330

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:jeduce:v:40:y:2009:i:3:p:315-330

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