· A concept from this week’s video, “How the Economic Machine Works,” that is important to a non-business person. For example, “Is the Credit Cycle as important now as the Business Cycle was in the past?”
· The Importance of Financial Markets and Financial Intermediaries to a well-functioning economy
· Asymmetric Information
· Money as a Medium of Exchange
· Adverse Selection and Moral Hazard
· Are High-frequency Traders villains or benefactors?
· Importance of a Bank’s Balance Sheet
· Why are banks provided a government safety net and, in return, subject to more regulation than most other sectors of the economy?
· Maturity Transformation
This list of forum topics is assigned. Students are required to select and research one of the topics. Topic responses will be critically graded on the thought quality of the response, work effort including the requirements for minimum length, and number of references, research, and analysis. All responses should meet professional standards in content, punctuation/writing style, and APA guidelines for citation of sources and should consist of 4-5 paragraphs (400 words) of narrative and include at least three secondary resources not including the textbook used in this course.