Money Matters, Online: The Importance of Interest Rates and Markets

Date and Time
Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 12 - 1:30 PM
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Prof. Richard Sylla surveys key interest rates that confront us, how they are determined, and how they are affected by central banks. The interest rate is a key price in a market economy. It represents the trade-off between money now and money in the future. But there are many interest rates, and there are many money and capital markets in which they are determined. If you want to buy a car or a house on credit now, you pay an interest rate to the bank, auto dealer or mortgage lender that provides the money. If you save for retirement, you receive an interest rate that determines how your retirement nest egg will grow over time. In this introduction to interest rates and the money and capital markets, Prof. Richard Sylla will survey the many interest rates that confront us, how they are determined by supply and demand in money and capital markets, and how they are affected by central banks such as the US Federal Reserve.

This program is part of the  Investing A to Z Series

Made possible by the support of the Museum of American Finance


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About the Presenter: Dr. Richard Sylla

Dr. Richard Sylla is Professor Emeritus of Economics and the former Henry Kaufman Professor of the History of Financial Institutions and Markets at the NYU Stern School of Business. He is the author of several books, including Alexander Hamilton: The Illustrated Biography, Genealogy of American Finance, The American Capital Market and A History of Interest Rates. He served as chairman of the Museum of American Finance from 2010-2020 and is a guest curator of several of the Museum’s exhibits.


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