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Finance - Concordia University Libraries Recent Acquisitions

Titles in the call number range HG (Finance) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.

  • The economics of crowdfunding : startups, portals and investor behavior / Doughlas Cumming and Lisa Hornuf, editors

  • Financial institutions in the global financial crisis : the role of financial derivatives, bank capital, and clearing and custody services / Shaofang Li

  • Designing a sustainable financial system : development goals and socio-ecological responsibility / Thomas Walker, Stéfanie D. Kibsey , Rohan Crichton, editors

  • Impact of government bonds spreads on credit derivatives : analysis of increasing spreads developments within the European area / Verena Berger

  • The venture capital deformation : value destruction throughout the investment process / by Darek Klonowski

  • Bank funding strategies : the use of bonds and the bail-in effect / Fabrizio Crespi, Danilo V. Mascia

  • Predicting stock returns : implications for asset pricing / by David G McMillan

  • Infrastructure investments : regulatory treatment and optimal capital allocation under Solvency II / Fabian Regele

  • Commodities pricing and the bulk trap : learnings from industries at the forefront / Fredrik Andrén-Sandberg

  • Finance unleashed : leveraging the CFO for innovation / Magnus Lind, Kelly Barner

  • Introduction to earnings management / Malek El Diri
    HG 4028 E27E43 2018eb

  • Financing from the Masses crowdfunding in China / Jiazhuo G. Wang, Hongwei Xu, Jun Ma, Yexia Zhang, Zhi Chen, editors

  • Handbook of recent advances in commodity and financial modeling : quantitative methods in banking, finance, insurance, energy and commodity markets / Giorgio Consigli, Silvana Stefani, Giovanni Zambruno, editors

  • Current issues in economics and finance / Bandi Kamaiah [and four others]

  • New Challenges in Banking and Finance 2nd International Conference on Banking and Finance Perspectives / edited by NESRIN ÖZATAÇ, Korhan K. GÖKMENOGLU

  • Islamic finance : a practical perspective / Nafis Alam, Lokesh Gupta, Bala Shanmugam

  • Chinese Banking Reform : From the Pre-WTO Period to the Financial Crisis and Beyond / by Chunxia Jiang, Shujie Yao

  • Interest rate derivatives explained. Jörg Kienitz, Peter Caspers

  • Foundations of financial risk : an overview of financial risk and risk-based financial regulation / Richard Apostolik, Christopher Donohue
    HG 1615 A66 2015
    Gain a deeper understanding of the issues surrounding financial risk and regulation

    Foundations of Financial Risk details the various risks, regulations, and supervisory requirements institutions face in today's economic and regulatory environment. Written by the experts at the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP), this book represents an update to GARP's original publication, Foundations of Banking Risk . You'll learn the terminology and basic concepts surrounding global financial risk and regulation, and develop an understanding of the methods used to measure and manage market, credit, and operational risk. Coverage includes traded market risk and regulation, treasury risk and regulation, and much more, including brand new coverage of risk management for insurance companies. Clear explanations, focused discussion, and comprehensive relevancy make this book an ideal resource for an introduction to risk management.

    The textbook provides an understanding of risk management methodologies, governance structures for risk management in financial institutions and the regulatory requirements dictated by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. It provides thorough coverage of the issues surrounding financial risk, giving you a solid knowledgebase and a practical, applicable understanding.

    Understand risk measurement and management Learn how minimum capital requirements are regulated Explore all aspects of financial institution regulation and disclosure Master the terminology of global risk and regulation

    Financial institutions and supervisors around the world are increasingly recognizing how vital sound risk management practices are to both individual firms and the capital markets system as a whole. Savvy professionals recognize the need for authoritative and comprehensive training, and Foundations of Financial Risk delivers with expert-led education for those new to risk management.

  • Handbook of investors' behavior during financial crises / edited by Fotini Economou, Konstantinos Gavriilidis, Greg N. Gregoriou, Vasileios Kallinterakis
    HG 4515.15 H355 2017eb

    The Handbook of Investors' Behavior during Financial Crises provides fundamental information about investor behavior during turbulent periods, such the 2000 dot com crash and the 2008 global financial crisis. Contributors share the same behavioral finance tools and techniques while analyzing behaviors across a variety of market structures and asset classes. The volume provides novel insights about the influence and effects of regional differences in market design. Its distinctive approach to studies of financial crises is of key importance in our contemporary financial landscape, even more so since the accelerated process of globalization has rendered the outbreak of financial crises internationally more commonplace compared to previous decades.

    Encompasses empirical, quantitative and regulation-motivated studies Includes information about retail and institutional investor behavior Analyzes optimal financial structures for the development and growth of specific regional economies

  • Financial regulation and monetary arrangements after 1992 / edited by Clas Wihlborg, Michele Fratianni, Thomas D. Willett
    HG 63 F56 1991
    Presented in this volume are analytical papers by leading academics on the consequences of regulatory reform in the 1992-process on financial markets and institutions, as well as on macro-economic adjustment and the scope of monetary and fiscal policy after 1992. Also included are policy-oriented papers by economists in academic and policy-making authorities which discuss potential policy conflicts within the EC and between the EC, EFTA, the US, Japan and Eastern Europe as a result of financial liberalization and monetary integration following 1992.

    The volume focuses on developments in financial markets as crucial for financial and industrial restructuring, as well as for prospects for a monetary union. Analytical papers form the basis for broader policy oriented discussion of potential policy conflicts among industrialized countries, as well as of prospects for currency reform in the Eastern block.

  • Financial decision making under uncertainty / edited by Haim Levy and Marshall Sarnat
    Financial Dec Making under Uncertainty

  • Compound interest functions / by C. Attwood
    Practical Table Series, No. 8: Compound Interest Functions focuses on compound interest tables that are applied to mathematical problems concerned with loans, annuities, mortgages, leases, and different forms of investment.
    This book provides the compound interest functions on 1/16 to 2 7/16 per cent at interval 1/16 per cent; 2 #65533; to 4 7/8 per cent at interval 1/8 per cent; and 5 to 10 per cent at interval 1/4 per cent. The tables on i/i(p)and force of interest δ, and 10-figure logarithms are also included.
    The rest of this publication's content are devoted to notes on the mathematics of compound interest, providing guidance through the mathematical complexities of the more elementary parts of this subject. Some of the topics discussed include the definitions; effective and nominal rate of interest; present value and compound discount; continuous conversion of interest; annuities-definitions and symbols; interpolation using second differences; yield on a bond; and short history of tables of compound interest.
    This text is a good source to students, as well as individuals who have not had the opportunity to study the theory on compound interest functions.

  • Money and banking : made simple / Ken Hoyle, BSc (Econ), Geoffrey Whitehead, BSc (Econ)
    Money and Banking: Made Simple provides a sound coverage of monetary theory, policies, and institutions within a mixed economy.
    The book describes the whole range of banking and the financial institutions, including the central banks of major nations, the commercial banks, and the specialist banks (i.e. discount houses and other financial institutions), with special reference to the United Kingdom. The book discusses money markets and rates of interest; the theory of money; fiscal and monetary policy; and international monetary relations. The monetary environment is also considered.
    Students taking management, accounting, insurance, and actuarial work studies and undergraduates reading Applied Economics, Business Finance, Money and Banking, and Government publications will find the book invaluable.

  • Business finance : a pictorial guide for managers / Paul Burns and Peter Morris

    Using the successful pictorial style, which made 'The Marketing Plan' and 'Selling Services and Products' so original, Paul Burns and Peter Morris have now developed a humorous and easy-to-understand guide to the world of business finance. Follow the adventures of small-time entrepreneur Jack Plank and his Finance Director cousin Vivienne as she helps him turn his business from a potential casualty of the 'Death Valley Curve' into an efficient, profit-making success story.

    Balance sheets, profit and loss statements, cash flow, working capital, depreciation, cash flow forecasting, budgeting, and gearing are all explained, making this the book to guide readers safely through the jargon jungle of financial management.

    Reluctant or inexperienced students of accountancy and finance will find this a delightfully refreshing, non-threatening way to get to grips with the subject, and it will be an invaluable guide for those already running or planning to set up their own business. Easy-to-understand guide to the financial world. Uses the successful pictorial style, which made 'The Marketing Plan' and 'Selling Services and Products'.

    Follow the adventures of small-time entrepreneur Jack Plank and his Finance Director cousin Vivienne as she helps him turn his business from a potential casualty of the 'Death Valley Curve' into an efficient, profit-making success story.

    Balance sheets, profit and loss statements, cash flow, working capital, depreciation, cash flow forecasting, budgeting, and gearing are all explained, making this the book to guide readers safely through the jargon jungle of financial management.

    Reluctant or inexperienced students of accountancy and finance will find this a delightfully refreshing, non-threatening way to get to grips with the subject, and it will be an invaluable guide for those already running or planning to set up their own business.

    Easy-to-understand guide to the financial world Uses the successful pictorial style, which made 'The Marketing Plan' and 'Selling Services and Products'

  • Investment : the study of an economic aggregate / Philip J. Lund
    Advanced Textbooks in Economics: Investment: The Study of an Economic Aggregate focuses on the principles, methodologies, and approaches involved in the determination of investments.

    The book first offers information on the theories of aggregate investment and statistical and questionnaire studies. Discussions focus on statistical studies, tax incentives and disincentives to investment, capital stock adjustment models, acceleration principle, replacement investment, level of aggregation, sources of funds, neoclassical theory of capital accumulation, and tax incentives and disincentives to investment. The text then examines the estimation of lag distributions, including geometrically declining lag distributions, Pascal and rational distributions, variable lag distributions, and the first-in first-out method. The publication ponders on econometric studies, as well as United Kingdom and United States studies, two-stage studies of investment, and guidelines for future research.

    The text is a dependable source of information for economists and researchers interested in economic aggregates.

  • Banking automation. edited by G.W.A. Dummer, F.P. Thomson, and J. Mackenzie Robertson

    The two volumes of BANKING AUTOMATION 1970-71 present - for the first time - comprehensive guidance on the vast range of methods and equipment which sophisticated electronic and systems engineering is contributing to the enhancement of efficiency and security in Banks, Finance Houses, Commercial and Industrial concerns throughout the world.

    Volume I encompasses the field of data processing, and includes a considerable review of existing and potential applications for computers and associated systems, peripheral and verifying equipment in the continually expanding realm of banking and accountancy.

    Volume II covers money and cheque handling equipment; communications systems; drive-in banking; safes and security equipment; closed-circuit television monitoring; intruder alarm systems; office and mailing machinery; paper and forms handling equipment; etc. , etc.

    Useful features include a Directory of suppliers who specialise in the types of equipment, system-planning and services featured in these volumes; also a Glossary which is aimed to be of equal importance to readers with a bias of expertise in banking and money technology, or in automation. These features appear in Volume I.

  • Portfolio theory : with application to bank asset management / Giorgio P. Szegö
    Portfolio Theory: With Application to Bank Asset Management provides information pertinent to the fundamental aspects of the management of bank assets and liabilities. This book presents the mean-variance approach to obtain many analytical results and a complete insight into the portfolio selection problem.

    Organized into 16 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the formalization of decision-making under uncertainty. This text then presents the construction and complete analysis of a Markowitz-type portfolio selection model. Other chapters consider the problems of portfolio selection in an inflationary or multicurrency environment. This book discusses as well an approximate technique for constructing a diagonal model at the cost of increasing by one the number of investments and the number of constraints. The final chapter deals with the study of the portfolio selection problem and to the analysis of the properties of the efficient set of the mean variance criterion.

    This book is a valuable resource for economists.

  • Elements of banking made simple / Julia Hoyle and Geoffrey Whitehead
    Elements of Banking: Made Simple discusses the fundamental concepts of banking. The book covers the various banking services, such as saving, lending, and investment.
    In the first two chapters, the text reviews the history of banking and money system. The succeeding four chapters deal with customers. These chapters cover types of customers and the accounts available to them. Next, the legal bases of banking are discussed, while the British banking systems are primarily concerned in Chapters 8 to 11. The next four chapters cover the banking services, which include lending, savings, and investment. Chapters 16 to 18 discuss banking and international trade. The next chapter deals with promoting banking services, and the last chapter tackles the Institute of Bankers.
    The book will be of great interest to the undergraduate students of accountancy, business administration, and management.

  • Financial analysis and control : financial awareness for students and managers / Alan Birchall
    HG 4026 B55 1991eb
    Financial Analysis and Control: Financial Awareness for Students and Managers discusses the analytical aspects of accounting. The book is comprised of 19 chapters that discuss the various concerns in analyzing accounting variables.
    The coverage of the text includes classwork examples and course-work case studies for topics, such as ration analysis, cash forecasting, and break-even analysis. The book also discusses pricing related topics including pricing policies, transfer pricing, and marginal cost approach to pricing.
    The text will be of great use to students and practitioners of accounting and financial managers. Entrepreneurs will also benefit from the book.

  • Inflation! : a study in stability / J.W.C. Cumes
    HG 229 C8 1974eb
    Inflation! A Study in Stability focuses on the processes, factors, methodologies, and principles employed in the study of inflation.

    The book first underscores the constantly changing context of economic theories and policies as they apply to various facets of economy. The manuscript then examines estate management by the rich and the balance of production. The text takes a look at the influence of industrial revolution in uplifting economy, particularly noting the material achievements it has given to humanity. The book then underscores the value of exchange and interest in shaping economy, wherein it is emphasized that these factors are the visible measures by which economy can be gauged.

    The manuscript is a vital source of information for researchers and economists interested in studying the factors, conditions, and issues involved in inflation.

  • Money ; how to save it, spend it, and make it : a practical guide for the non-expert / by Bernard D. Coleman
    HG 179 C66 1968eb
    Money--How to Save It, Spend It, and Make It

  • The business planner : a complete guide to raising finance for your business / Iain Maitland
    HG 4027.6 M35 1992eb
    The Business Planner: A Complete Guide to Raising Finance for Your Business focuses on the steps and approaches involved in business planning aimed at increasing the financial capabilities of a business.

    The book first elaborates on introducing business plans and writing the commercial section. Discussions focus on detailing the market, describing products and services, listing of objectives, using a business plan, composing an introductory letter, and compiling a business plan. The text then ponders on drawing up the financial section, as well as preparing the profit budget, drafting cash flow forecast, projecting annual accounts, and examining financial requirements. The manuscript takes a look at adding the appendices, including checking the contents, positioning the appendices, and presenting the documents. The text also examines the setting up of a manufacturing business, purchasing of a shop, expanding a service agency, and starting a home-based venture.

    The publication is a vital source of data for businesspeople and researchers interested in the processes involved in putting up a business.

  • Money, banking, and economic activity / by Gail E. Makinen
    Money, Banking, and Economic Activity focuses on the use of macro- and microeconomic theory in the analysis of the interrelations of money, banking, and economic activity.

    The book first underscores the importance and definition of money and financial intermediaries. Discussions focus on financial intermediaries and risk reduction, ability of intermediaries to decrease their own risks, effect of inflation on credit monies, and empirical definition of money. The text then examines the supply of money and the economic role of nonmoney-creating financial intermediaries, including thrift institutions and monetary policy, federal funds and repurchase agreements, monetary analysis and the place of thrift institutions, and developments altering the functions of financial intermediaries.

    The publication takes a look at the evolution of the international monetary system, money in an open economy, electronic fund transfers, and the Gibson paradox and the term structure of interest rates. Topics include level of interest rates, importance of theories of the term structure, market structure of financial institutions, theory of the supply of money, and foreign exchanges and the balance of payments.

    The manuscript is a valuable source of data for researchers interested in the interrelations of money, banking, and economic activity.

  • Managerial finance in a Canadian setting / Peter Lusztig, Bernhard Schwab
    HG4090 .L88 1988
    Managerial Finance in a Canadian Setting, Fourth Edition relates the theories to the practice of managerial finance. The contents of the book are organized into eight parts that tackle the various concerns in the practice of managerial finance.
    The text first covers the institutional environment within which financial management takes place, which includes a brief introduction to areas of business law and taxation. Part II covers the determination of economic value, while Part III presents various long-term sources of funds available to a firm. The next part discusses the overall financing mix that a firm should employ in funding its operation. Part V covers short- and intermediate-term financing, and Part VI tackles financial analysis, planning, and control. The seventh part deals with working-capital management, while the eighth part talks about external expansion.
    The book will be of great use to financing managers. Students and professionals of finance related fields such as accounting and banking will also benefit from this book.

  • Cases in marketing financial services / edited by Christine Ennew, Trevor Watkins and Mike Wright
    HG 173 C47 1993eb
    Cases in Marketing Financial Services presents several cases from different countries relating to the marketing of financial service.
    The book tackles both strategic and tactical marketing issues, and then covers a wide range of institutions and markets.
    The text will be of great use to professionals in the financial service industry.

  • The evaluation of risk in business investment / by J.C. Hull
    HG 4028 C4H83 1980

  • Money, banking, and the economy : a monetarist view / Barry N. Siegel
    HG 221 S574 1982

  • Monetary integration in Western Europe : EMU, EMS and beyond / D.C. Kruse

  • Financial public relations / edited by Pat Bowman and Richard King
    HG 179.5 F56 1993
    In light of the expanded role of bankers and other financiers into almost every aspect of modern life, explores some measures to soften the public's opinion about them. Some of the topics are media relations, marketing, ethics, stock exchange listings, crisis management, and measuring opinion. Four case studies are included. Revised from Handbook of Financial Public Relations (1989). Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

  • The international monetary system : an essay in interpretation / Erik Hoffmeyer
    HG 3881 H595 1992
    This book interprets the historical evolution of how and why the international monetary system has been transformed. The strategies of the major decision-makers are defined and described, and an analysis made of how these strategies were adapted. The structure of the analysis differs from other such contributions, in that it does not concentrate on the way in which disturbances have developed, but rather on describing the pattern of reaction of policy makers to disturbances, and in particular on the political element in the decisions. This structure of analysis makes relevance criteria somewhat different from most academic literature on the international monetary system. A substantial amount of evidence is presented that has hitherto been largely neglected by experts; for example the sterling support schemes, the gold pool transactions, the use of the swap network, Schiller's preparation of the German block floating, the intervention pattern among key currencies, and the views arising from the minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee.In order to facilitate comparison with other presentations careful documentation is provided of the points made. Apart from the literature referred to in the Bibliography, all material used - comprising documents, memoranda, publications and communiquÉs - has been organized in a computer index containing about 500 entries. Background material covered by one or more of these entries is available to the interested reader.

  • Price expectations in rising inflation / Ignazio Visco
    HG 229 V57 1984

  • Economics of insurance / K. Borch ; edited and completed by Knut K. Aase and Agnar Sandmo
    HG 8026 B67 1990
    Hardbound. The theory of insurance is presented in this book, discussed from the viewpoint of the theory of economics of uncertainty. The principle of premium calculation which the book uses is based on economic equilibrium theory and differs from many of the premium systems discussed by actuaries.Reinsurance is developed in the framework of general economic equilibrium theory under uncertainty. Here ordering of risks, preferences and utility theory play an important role. The book discusses the markets for insurance and divides them into three classes: (i) life insurance (ii) business insurance and (iii) household insurance, and these classes are each treated extensively in three separate chapters. Finally uninsurable risks are presented under asymmetric information. Here moral hazard and adverse selection are treated and illustrations are given, some based on game theory.

  • Distributional consequences of direct foreign investment / Robert H. Frank, Richard T. Freeman
    HG 4538 F67

  • The Export-Import Bank : an economic analysis / David P. Baron
    HG 3754 U5B37 1983
    The Export--Import Bank: An Economic Analysis provides a critical analysis of the export financing issue
    and the Eximbank's performance in fulfilling its congressional mandate. The analysis is based on extensive interviews with Eximbank officials and on numerous internal documents in addition to published materials.

    This book is composed of 11 chapters that reflect the three perspectives on Eximbank's performance. First, an analysis of the need for such financing is presented in conjunction with an assessment of the competitiveness of U.S. programs compared with those provided by other nations. Second, Eximbank performance is evaluated in terms of the cost of its programs, their potential welfare impacts, and the likely impact on U.S. exports. Third, an evaluation is provided of the Eximbank's decision making and its methodology for evaluating the impact of its direct credit program. Recommendations are made concerning U.S. export financing objectives, strategies for achieving those objectives, and Eximbank administrative procedures. This work also provides an economic analysis of Eximbank financing and includes a case study of Eximbank decision making in the granting of a $200 million aircraft credit to Ansett Airlines of Australia.

    This book will prove useful to those who are interested in international trade and finance, as well as those concerned more broadly with government intervention in markets.

  • Investment and factor demand / Patrick Artus, Pierre-Alain Muet ; [translated by Jonathan Mandelbaum]
    HG 4028 C4A7413 1990
    The first part of the book presents the estimation of traditional models of investment, their interpretation in the light of the disequilibrium theory and their use in evaluating the economic policies implemented during the seventies. The issue of the best representation of the production technology is also addressed. The second part analyses the interdependance of the decisions of investment, employment and consumption of raw materials using simultaneous estimations of factor demand equations, as well as the dynamic adjustment costs firms are facing. The last section illustrates the most recent theories and econometric methods: investment models with several regimes taking into account sales, employment and financing constraints, and the introduction of the uncertainty on future sales.

  • Reviving private investment in developing countries : empirical studies and policy lessons / edited by Ajay Chhibber, Mansoor Dailami, Nemat Shafik
    HG 5993 R48 1992
    The aim of the research described in this volume is to examine the behavior of private domestic investment in a sample of seven developing economies: Chile, Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, Morocco, Turkey, and Zimbabwe. The studies represent a first step toward understanding the investment process in developing countries and the scope for government policy to affect private capital formation. Such issues will become increasingly important in the future as more developing countries try to encourage private investment.

    Four key issues emerge in the analysis of the determinants of private investment and its role in adjustment programs in developing countries. The first is the impact of changes in the exchange rate; the second major concern is the existence of crowding out of private activity as a result of government borrowing in domestic financial markets through interest rates or quantity rationing. A third and related issue is whether government spending, particularly that on investment, "crowds in" or "crowds out" private capital formation. Fourth, the effects of uncertainty are important in determining the response of private agents to changes in the incentive structure.

  • Stochastic optimization models in finance / edited by W.T. Ziemba, R.G. Vickson
    HG 174 Z54 1975

  • International finance in the new world order / edited by H. Peter Gray and Sandra C. Richard
    HG 3881 I576335 1995
    Hardbound. Some of the most important developments of the last quarter century relate to the internationalization of financial issues: the advent of free trade areas; the efforts of the European Union in establishing a single currency; burdens of international indebtedness; and the economic growth and development of nations.International financial systems are increasingly fragile and vulnerable in the face of possible international financial shock. Exchange rate issues and other changes in financial conditions have profound consequences not only for multinational corporations which have to devise new ways of managing their global operations, but also for firms and industries at the national level.The papers in this book confront these and other problems in international finance that have arisen in recent years, seeking to identify causal linkages at the global, national and company levels.

  • Handbook of Singapore-Malaysian corporate finance / edited by Tan Chwee Huat [and] Kwan Kuen-Chor
    HG 4244.67 H36 1988

  • Macroeconomics [i.e. Macroeconomic] impacts of energy shocks / edited by Bert G. Hickman, Hillard G. Huntington, and James L. Sweeney
    HG 229 M315 1987
    Large-scale macroeconomic models have been used extensively to analyze a wide range of important economic issues. They were originally developed to study the economy's response to monetary and fiscal policies. During the 1970s these models were expanded and revised to track the inflationary processes and to incorporate key energy variables so that they could be used to examine the impacts of energy price shocks. This study compares the responses of 14 prominent macroeconomic models to supply-side shocks in the form of sudden energy price increases or decreases and to policies for lessening the impacts of price jumps. Four energy price shocks were examined: oil price increases of 50 and 20 percent, an oil price reduction of 20 percent, and an 80 percent increase in domestic natural gas prices. Five policy responses were considered for offsetting the GNP impacts of the larger oil price increase: monetary accommodation, an income tax rate reduction, an increase in the investment tax credit for equipment, a reduction in the employer's payroll tax rate, and an oil stockpile release.

  • Monetary economics : theories, evidence, and policy / David G. Pierce, Peter J. Tysome

  • Finance constraints and the theory of money : selected papers / S.C. Tsiang ; edited by Meir Kohn ; with contributions by John Hicks, David Laidler, and Alan Stockman
    HG 221 T79 1989

  • Finance
    This volume reviews the publicly available sources of statistical information on finance, covering the UK monetary sector, banks, finance houses, building societies and other financial institutions. It also deals with pensions, life insurance, government statistics and professional and trade associations.

  • Comparisons of prices and real products in Latin America / edited by J. Salazar-Carrillo and D.S. Prasada Rao
    HG 3821 C72 1990
    Contained in this book are studies related to the computation of purchasing power parities for comparing real income and product among Latin American countries. The principal components of income and product comparisons are discussed: from designing and executing benchmark studies, to extrapolating results for non-benchmark years. Different comparative methods and measurement techniques, including index number formulations, are considered. Comparisons of Latin countries with other countries are also undertaken. This volume aims to illuminate the thorny theoretical and methodological issues involved in regional comparisons, and to facilitate the practical application of the comparative approach to the many sided policy problems generated by a rapidly integrating international economy.

  • Money and monetary policy in less developed countries : a survey of issues and evidence / edited by Warren L. Coats, Jr. and Deena R. Khatkhate

  • Primitive money in its ethnological, historical, and economic aspects
    HG 235 E35 1966

  • Giro credit transfer systems popular international facilities for economic efficiency [by] F.P. Thomson
    HG 3851 T45 1964

  • The Financial issues of the new international economic order / edited by Jorge Lozoya, A.K. Bhattacharya
    HG 3881 F52

  • Stories of capitalism : inside the role of financial analysts / Stefan Leins
    HG 462 L45 2018
    The financial crisis and the recession that followed caught many people off guard, including experts in the financial sector whose jobs involve predicting market fluctuations. Financial analysis offices in most international banks are supposed to forecast the rise or fall of stock prices, the success or failure of investment products, and even the growth or decline of entire national economies. And yet their predictions are heavily disputed. How do they make their forecasts--and do those forecasts have any actual value?

    Building on recent developments in the social studies of finance, Stories of Capitalism provides the first ethnography of financial analysis. Drawing on two years of fieldwork in a Swiss bank, Stefan Leins argues that financial analysts construct stories of possible economic futures, presenting them as coherent and grounded in expert research and analysis. In so doing, they establish a role for themselves--not necessarily by laying bare empirically verifiable trends but rather by presenting the market as something that makes sense and is worth investing in. Stories of Capitalism is a nuanced look at how banks continue to boost investment--even in unstable markets--and a rare insider's look into the often opaque financial practices that shape the global economy.

  • Materiality in financial reporting : an integrative perspective / by Francesco Bellandi
    HG 4028 B2 B38 2018eb
    Financial reporting is a strategic means of communication: management has an opportunity to interpret, and the power to deliver, what is materially important to the organization's stakeholders. Understanding materiality means steering the company in the right direction, and many internal management battles regarding what and how to disclose in external financial reporting run on the verge of materiality. This book offers an integrated perspective of materiality from the angles of accounting (IFRS, US GAAP and SEC Rules and Regulations), auditing, internal control over financial reporting, management commentary, financial analysis, management control, forensic analysis, sustainability reporting, corporate responsibility, assurance standards, integrated reporting, and limited legal considerations. In Materiality in Financial Reporting: An Integrative Perspective , the author adopts a practical, operational approach to show how strategy, processes, and communication can be used to devise a consistent corporate governance system of materiality.

  • Just debt : theology, ethics, and neoliberalism / Ilsup Ahn
    HG 3701 A23 2017
    Debt -- personal, corporate, governmental -- is so pervasive in contemporary economies, with its moralistic logic nearly unquestioned. Debt's necessity renders it morally neutral, absolving it of the dehumanising effect it brings in unbridled financialisation. Ilsup Ahn explores ethical implications of the practice of debt. By placing debt in the context of anthropology, philosophy, economics, and the ethical traditions provided by the Abrahamic religions, Ahn holds that debt was originally a form of gift, a gift that was intended as a means to serve humanity. Debt, as gift, had moral ends. Since the late eighteenth century, however, debt has been reduced to an amoral economic tool, one separated from its social and political context. Ahn recovers an ethics of debt and its moral economy by rediscovering debt's forgotten aspect--that all debts entail unique human stories. Ahn argues that it is only in and by these stories that the justice of debt can be determined. In order for debt to be justly established, its story should be free from elements of exploitation, abuse, and manipulation and should conform to the principles of serviceability, payability, and shareability. Although the contemporary global economy disconnects debt from its context, Ahn argues that debt must be firmly grounded in the world of moral values, social solidarity, and political resolution. By re-embedding debt within its moral world, the book offers a holistic ethics of debt for a neoliberal age.

  • Law and the wealth of nations : finance, prosperity, and democracy / Tamara Lothian
    HG 181 L68 2017
    Economic stagnation, financial crisis, and increasing inequality have provoked worldwide debate about the reshaping of the market economy. But few are willing to risk a reorientation of dominant ideas and a reform of entrenched structures. Right-wing populism has stepped into the void created by a failure to imagine structural alternatives. Tamara Lothian offers a deeper view showing the path to the reconstruction of the economy in the service of both growth and inclusion. She probes the institutional innovations that would reignite economic growth by democratizing the market. Progressives have traditionally focused only on the demand side of the economy, abandoning the supply side to conservatives. Law and the Wealth of Nations offers a progressive approach to the supply side of the economy and proposes innovation in our fundamental economic arrangements.

    Lothian begins by exploring how finance can serve broad-based economic growth rather than serving only itself. She goes on to show how the reform of finance can lead into the democratization of the economy. How, she asks, can we ensure that the most advanced, knowledge-intensive practices of production spread throughout the economy rather than remaining in the hands of the entrepreneurial and technological elite? How can we anchor greater economic equality and empowerment in the way we organize the economy rather than just trying to diminish inequalities after the fact by progressive taxation and entitlements? How can we revise legal thought and economic theory to develop the intellectual equipment that these tasks require? Law and the Wealth of Nations will appeal to all who are searching for ways to think practically about change in our economic and political institutions.

  • Monetary orders : ambiguous economics, ubiquitous politics / edited by Jonathan Kirshner
    HG 230.3 M6357 2003
    Wherever there is money, there is money politics-a subject demanding ever greater attention at a time when monetary policies lead and the real economy follows. A principal defining characteristic of the contemporary global economy, Jonathan Kirshner contends, is the rise and preeminence of monetary phenomena international financial crises, Central Bank Independence and inflation fighting, the creation of the euro, and monetary reform in emerging economies, to name only a few. Moreover, unlike most debates in political economy (such as those regarding trade policy), which are generally recognized as political, monetary phenomena and macroeconomic policies are typically represented as expressly apolitical. In Monetary Orders, a distinguished group of scholars explores the inescapable political origins of choices about money. The essays in Monetary Orders each address a specific issue or puzzle relating to money and its management. Their authors focus on markedly disparate cases but share a common observation: for most policy choices about money, market forces and economic logic can rule out certain options, but are indeterminate in explaining why one policy rather than another will be chosen. Ultimately, political factors are essential to explain fundamental and consequential choices about money."

  • Antifragility of Islamic finance : the risk-sharing alternative / Umar Rafi and Abbas Mirakhor
    HG 187.4 R34 2018

    Antifragility of Islamic Finance: The Risk-Sharing Alternative explains how risk-sharing, as defined under Islamic finance, makes financial systems antifragile. It highlights the benefits of 100% equity-based finance over debt-based finance.

    The recent financial crisis has given rise to discussions on a new approach to risk management called antifragility. This concept specifies conditions under which systems become resilient to shocks caused by Black Swans--highly unpredictable outlier events that have a major negative (or positive) consequence when they occur, with their occurrence only explained retrospectively. Per this concept, the long-term survivability of any system centers exclusively on its antifragile nature, that is, its ability to absorb and even benefit from Black Swan-type shocks. This book aims to investigate risk-sharing Islamic finance as an antifragile system.

    As a by-product of the Great Recession, the problems of debt-based financial systems are starting to be highlighted by industry and by academia. The antifragile solution for avoiding future financial crises is primarily centered on moving the existing financial system towards more equity and less debt, thereby introducing skin-in-the-game into financial transactions. This book introduces a model of a 100% equity-based financial system, centered on risk sharing, as a possible alternative to the contemporary debt-based, conventional financial system, which is based on risk transfer and on risk shifting. In essence, this book attempts to provide a practical model for an antifragile financial system by evaluating the characteristics of Islamic finance under the criteria of antifragility.

  • Bankruptcy prediction through soft computing based deep learning technique / Arindam Chaudhuri, Soumya K Ghosh

  • State-space approaches for modelling and control in financial engineering : systems theory and machine learning methods / Gerasimos G. Rigatos

  • Advances in automated valuation modeling : AVM after the non-agency mortgage crisis / Maurizio d'Amato, Tom Kauko, editors

    This book addresses several problems related to automated valuation methodologies (AVM). Following the non-agency mortgage crisis, it offers a variety of approaches to improve the efficiency and quality of an automated valuation methodology (AVM) dealing with emerging problems and different contexts. Spatial issue, evolution of AVM standards, multilevel models, fuzzy and rough set applications and quantitative methods to define comparables are just some of the topics discussed.

  • Analytical finance. Jan R. Röman
    HG 6024 A3 R636 2017eb

  • Financial inclusion and poverty alleviation : perspectives from Islamic institutions and instruments / Muhamed Zulkhibri, Abdul Ghafar Ismail, editors

  • Competition and stability in banking : the role of regulation and competition policy / Xavier Vives
    HG 1573 V58 2016eb

    Does too much competition in banking hurt society? What policies can best protect and stabilize banking without stifling it? Institutional responses to such questions have evolved over time, from interventionist regulatory control after the Great Depression to the liberalization policies that started in the United States in the 1970s. The global financial crisis of 2007-2009, which originated from an oversupply of credit, once again raised questions about excessive banking competition and what should be done about it. Competition and Stability in Banking addresses the critical relationships between competition, regulation, and stability, and the implications of coordinating banking regulations with competition policies.

    Xavier Vives argues that while competition is not responsible for fragility in banking, there are trade-offs between competition and stability. Well-designed regulations would alleviate these trade-offs but not eliminate them, and the specificity of competition in banking should be accounted for. Vives argues that regulation and competition policy should be coordinated, with tighter prudential requirements in more competitive situations, but he also shows that supervisory and competition authorities should stand separate from each other, each pursuing its own objective. Vives reviews the theory and empirics of banking competition, drawing on up-to-date analysis that incorporates the characteristics of modern market-based banking, and he looks at regulation, competition policies, and crisis interventions in Europe and the United States, as well as in emerging economies.

    Focusing on why banking competition policies are necessary, Competition and Stability in Banking examines regulation's impact on the industry's efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Managing risk in reinsurance : from city fires to global warming / Niels Viggo Haueter and Geoffrey Jones
    HG 8083 M363 2016eb

  • British banking : continuity and change from 1694 to the present / Ranald C. Michie
    HG 2986 M534 2016eb

  • Financial decision making and retirement security in an aging world / Olivia S. Mitchell, P. Brett Hammond, and Stephen P. Utkus
    HG 179 F563 2017eb

  • Dividends of development : securities markets in the history of U.S. capitalism, 1865-1922 / Mary A. O'Sullivan
    HG 4910 O885 2016eb

  • Chains of finance : how investment management is shaped / Diane-Laure Arjaliès, Philip Grant, Iain Hardie, Donald Mackenzie and Ekaterina Svetlova
    HG 4521 A753 2017eb

  • Institutional investors in global markets / Gordon L. Clark and Ashby H.B. Monk
    HG 4521 C537 2017eb

  • Frontier investor : how to prosper in the next emerging markets / Marko Dimitrijević
    HG 5993 D56 2017eb
    Where are the next decade's greatest investment opportunities? Veteran investor Marko Dimitrijevic argues that they can be found in frontier markets, which account for seventy-one of the world's seventy-five fastest-growing economies and 19 percent of the world's GDP. Yet many investors ignore them. Fueled by new access to technology and information, frontier markets are emerging even faster than their predecessors, making them an essential component of a globally diversified portfolio.

    In Frontier Investor , Dimitrijevic shows through colorful case studies, compelling charts, and fascinating travel anecdotes that it is not only possible but prudent to invest in these unfamiliar and undervalued options. Dimitrijevic explains how frontier markets such as Nigeria, Panama, and Bangladesh are poised to follow the similar paths of Chinese, Indian, and Russian markets, which were considered exotic two decades ago. He details a strategy for how and where to invest, directly or indirectly, to profit from frontier growth. Dimitrijevic covers the risks, political and otherwise, of these markets, the megatrends that promise exciting investment opportunities in the coming years, and the prospects for countries beyond the frontier, including Myanmar, Cuba, and even Iran. Rich with experience and insight, Frontier Investor opens up a whole new world-and worldview-to investors.

  • Capital and the common good : how innovative finance is tackling the world's most urgent problems / Georgia Levenson Keohane
    HG 101 K46 2017eb

    Despite social and economic advances around the world, poverty and disease persist, exacerbated by the mounting challenges of climate change, natural disasters, political conflict, mass migration, and economic inequality. While governments commit to addressing these challenges, traditional public and philanthropic dollars are not enough. Here, innovative finance has shown a way forward: by borrowing techniques from the world of finance, we can raise capital for social investments today. Innovative finance has provided polio vaccines to children in the DRC, crop insurance to farmers in India, pay-as-you-go solar electricity to Kenyans, and affordable housing and transportation to New Yorkers. It has helped governmental, commercial, and philanthropic resources meet the needs of the poor and underserved and build a more sustainable and inclusive prosperity.

    Capital and the Common Good shows how market failure in one context can be solved with market solutions from another: an expert in securitization bundles future development aid into bonds to pay for vaccines today; an entrepreneur turns a mobile phone into an array of financial services for the unbanked; and policy makers adapt pay-for-success models from the world of infrastructure to human services like early childhood education, maternal health, and job training. Revisiting the successes and missteps of these efforts, Georgia Levenson Keohane argues that innovative finance is as much about incentives and sound decision-making as it is about money. When it works, innovative finance gives us the tools, motivation, and security to invest in our shared future.

  • Entrepreneurial financial management : an applied approach / Jeffrey R. Cornwall, David O. Vang, Jean M. Hartman
    HG 4026 C637 2016eb
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