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

  • The power of your life : the Sanlam century of insurance empowerment, 1918-2018 / Grietjie Verhoef
    HG 9184.3 Z9 S35 2018eb

  • 151 Trading Strategies / Zura Kakushadze and Juan Andrés Serur

  • Options installment strategies : long-term spreads for profiting from time decay / Michael C. Thomsett

  • Investing in the age of democracy : ten lessons in applied Austrian economics / Morten Arisson

  • The financial advisor M&A guidebook : best practices, tools, and resources for technology integration and beyond / Greg Friedman, Shaun Kapusinski

  • The Role of Credit Rating Agencies in Responsible Finance / Daniel Cash

  • Money / Conor McCabe
    HG 950.3 M336 2018eb

  • Dear China : Emigrant Letters and Remittances, 1820-1980 / Gregor Benton and Hong Liu
    HG 3978 B46 2018eb
    Qiaopi is one of several names given to the "silver letters" Chinese emigrants sent home in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. These letters-cum-remittances document the changing history of the Chinese diaspora in different parts of the world and in different times.

    Dear China is the first book-length study in English of qiaopi and of the origins, structure, and operations of the qiaopi trade. The authors explore the characteristics and transformations of qiaopi , showing how such institutionalized and cross-national mechanisms helped sustain families separated by distance and state frontiers and contributed to the sending regions' socioeconomic development. Dear China contributes substantially to our understanding of modern Chinese history and to the comparative study of global migration.

  • The Gender Effect : Capitalism, Feminism, and the Corporate Politics of Development / Kathryn Moeller
    HG 4028 C6 M64 2018eb
    How and why are U.S. transnational corporations investing in the lives, educations, and futures of poor, racialized girls and women in the Global South? Is it a solution to ending poverty? Or is it a pursuit of economic growth and corporate profit? Drawing on more than a decade of research in the United States and Brazil, this book focuses on how the philanthropic, social responsibility, and business practices of various corporations use a logic of development that positions girls and women as instruments of poverty alleviation and new frontiers for capitalist accumulation. Using the Girl Effect, the philanthropic brand of Nike, Inc., as a central case study, the book examines how these corporations seek to address the problems of gendered poverty and inequality, yet do so using an instrumental logic that shifts the burden of development onto girls and women without transforming the structural conditions that produce poverty. These practices, in turn, enable corporations to expand their legitimacy, authority, and reach while sidestepping contradictions in their business practices that often exacerbate conditions of vulnerability for girls and women. With a keen eye towards justice, author Kathryn Moeller concludes that these corporatized development practices de-politicize girls' and women's demands for fair labor practices and a just global economy.

  • Currency statecraft : monetary rivalry and geopolitical ambition / Benjamin J. Cohen
    HG 3881 C5853 2019
    At any given time, a limited number of national currencies are used as instruments of international commerce, to settle foreign trade transactions or store value for investors and central banks. How countries whose currencies gain international appeal choose to use this status forms their strategy of currency statecraft. In different circumstances, issuing governments may welcome and promote the internationalization of their currency, tolerate it, or actively oppose it. Benjamin J. Cohen offers a provocative explanation of the strategic policy choices at play.

    In a comprehensive review that ranges from World War II to the present, Cohen convincingly argues that one goal stands out as the primary motivation for currency statecraft: the extent of a country's geopolitical ambition, or how driven it is to build or sustain a prominent place in the international community. When a currency becomes internationalized, it generally increases the power of the nation that produces it. In the persistent contestation that characterizes global politics, that extra edge can matter greatly, making monetary rivalry an integral component of geopolitics. Today, the major example of monetary rivalry is the emerging confrontation between the US dollar and the Chinese renminbi. Cohen describes how China has vigorously promoted the international standing of its currency in recent years, even at the risk of exacerbating relations with the United States, and explains how the outcome could play a major role in shaping the broader geopolitical engagement between the two superpowers.

  • Surplus analysis of Sparre Andersen insurance risk processes / Gordon E. Willmot, Jae-Kyung Woo

  • Actuarial sciences and quantitative finance : ICASQF2016, Cartagena, Colombia, June 2016 / Jaime A. Londoño, José Garrido, Monique Jeanblanc, editors

  • The risk management of contingent convertible (CoCo) bonds / Jan De Spiegeleer, Ine Marquet, Wim Schoutens

  • Identifying patterns in financial markets : new approach combining rules between PIPs and SAX / João Leitão, Rui Ferreira Neves, Nuno C.G. Horta

  • Impact Investing in Africa : A Guide to Sustainability for Investors, Institutions, and Entrepreneurs / Edward Mungai

  • Modern corporate finance, investments, taxation and ratings / Peter Brusov, Tatiana Filatova, Natali Orekhova, Mukhadin Eskindarov

  • Success in a Low-Return World : Using Risk Management and Behavioral Finance to Achieve Market Outperformance / Michael J. Oyster

  • Remaking culture on Wall Street : a behavioral science approach for building trust from the bottom up / Henry Engler

  • Central bank independence, regulations, and monetary policy : from Germany and Greece to China and the United States / Ranajoy Ray Chaudhuri
    HG 1811 R39 2018eb

  • Illustrating finance policy with Mathematica / Nicholas L. Georgakopoulos

  • New cooperative banking in Europe : strategies for adapting the business model post crisis / edited by Marco Migliorelli
    HG 2039 E85 N49 2018eb

  • New methods in fixed income modeling : fixed income modeling / Mehdi Mili, Reyes Samaniego Medina, Filippo di Pietro, editors
    HG 4650 N49 2018eb

  • Determinants of FDI in Central and Eastern Europe : the Effects of Integration into the European Union / Hanna Makhavikova
    HG 5430.7 A3 M35 2018eb

  • Managing country risk in an age of globalization : a practical guide to overcoming challenges in a complex world / Michel Henry Bouchet, Charles A. Fishkin, Amaury Goguel

  • The case against 2 per cent inflation : from negative interest rates to a 21st century gold standard / Brendan Brown

  • Access to justice in microfinance : an analytical framework for Peru / Yasmin Olteanu

  • Strategic and tactical asset allocation : an integrated approach / Henrik Lumholdt

  • Social impact investing beyond the SIB : evidence from the market / Mario La Torre, Mario Calderini editors

  • Regulation of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies : national and international perspectives / Rosario Girasa

  • Financial Literacy and Money Script : a Caribbean Perspective / by Christine Sahadeo

  • Investing in the Trump era : how economic policies impact financial markets / Nicholas P. Sargen

  • Agencies in European banking : a critical perspective / Marta Božina Beroš

  • Multilateral development banks : governance and finance

  • Bank CEOs : characteristics, compensation policies, and impacts on bank performance / Claudia Curi, Maurizio Murgia

  • The complete options trader : a strategic reference for derivatives profits / Michael C. Thomsett

  • Payday lending in Canada in a global context : a mature industry with chronic challenges / Jerry Buckland, Chris Robinson, Brenda Spotton Visano, editors

  • Empirical Asset Pricing Models : Data, Empirical Verification, and Model Search / Jau-Lian Jeng

  • Sustainable Banking : Issues and Challenges / by Rosella Carè

  • Emotional banking : fixing culture, leveraging FinTech, and transforming retail banks into brands / by Duena Blomstrom

  • In Pursuit of Presence or Prominence? : the Prospect of Chinese Banks' Global Expansion and Their Benchmarks / by Shenglin Ben, Jiefang Yu, Yue Gu, Jiamin Lv, Lijun Zhang, Huichao Gong, Hanting Gu, Qi Shuai

  • Accounting choices in family firms : an analysis of influences and implications / Silvia Ferramosca, Alessandro Ghio
    HG 4028 F3 F47 2018eb

  • Financial decision aid using multiple criteria : recent models and applications / Hatem Masri, Blanca Pérez-Gladish, Constantin Zopounidis, editors

  • Central banks, democratic states and financial power / Jocelyn Pixley, Macquarie University, Sydney
    HG 1511 P59 2018
    When the Federal Reserve, European Central Bank and Bank of England purchased bank and state debt during the 2007-2008 crisis, it became apparent that, when technically divorced from fiscal policy, monetary policy cannot revive but only prevent economic activity deteriorating further. Pixley explains how conflicting social forces shape the diverse, complex relations of central banks to the money production of democracies and the immense money creation by capitalist banking. Central banks are never politically neutral and, despite unfair demands, are unable to prevent collapses to debt deflation or credit/asset inflation. They can produce debilitating depressions but not the recoveries desired in democracies and unwanted by capitalist banks or war finance logics. Drawing on economic sociology and economic histories, this book will appeal to informed readers interested in studying democracies, banks and central banking's ambivalent positions, via comparative and distributive perspectives.

  • The Fed and Lehman Brothers : setting the record straight on a financial disaster / Laurence M. Ball (Johns Hopkins University)
    HG 4930.5 B35 2018
    The bankruptcy of the investment bank Lehman Brothers was the pivotal event of the 2008 financial crisis and the Great Recession that followed. Ever since the bankruptcy, there has been heated debate about why the Federal Reserve did not rescue Lehman in the same way it rescued other financial institutions, such as Bear Stearns and AIG. The Fed's leaders from that time, especially former Chairman Ben Bernanke, have strongly asserted that they lacked the legal authority to save Lehman because it did not have adequate collateral for the loan it needed to survive. Based on a meticulous four-year study of the Lehman case, The Fed and Lehman Brothers debunks the official narrative of the crisis. It shows that in reality, the Fed could have rescued Lehman but officials chose not to because of political pressures and because they underestimated the damage that the bankruptcy would do to the economy. The compelling story of the Lehman collapse will interest anyone who cares about what caused the financial crisis, whether the leaders of the Federal Reserve have given accurate accounts of their actions, and how the Fed can prevent future financial disasters.

  • Commodities : markets, performance, and strategies / edited by H. Kent Baker, Greg Filbeck, and Jeffrey H. Harris
    HG 6046 B3227 2018
    Commodities: Markets, Performance, and Strategies provides a comprehensive view of commodity markets by describing and analyzing historical commodity performance, vehicles for investing in commodities, portfolio strategies, and current topics. It begins with the basics of commodity markets andvarious investment vehicles. The book then highlights the unique risk and return profiles of commodity investments, along with the dangers from mismanaged risk practices. The book also provides important insights into recent developments, including high frequency trading, financialization, and theemergence of virtual currencies as commodities. Readers of Commodities: Markets, Performance, and Strategies can gain an in-depth understanding about the multiple dimensions of commodity investing from experts from around the world.Commodity markets can be accessed with products that create unique risk and return dynamics for investors worldwide. The authors provide insights in a range of areas, from the economics of supply and demand for individual physical commodities through the financial products used to gain exposure tocommodities. The book balances useful practical advice on commodity exposure while exposing the reader to various pitfalls inherent in these markets. Readers interested in a basic understanding will benefit as will those looking for more in-depth presentations of specific areas within commoditymarkets. Overall, Commodities: Markets, Performance, and Strategies provides a fresh look at the myriad dimensions of investing in these globally important markets.

  • Taming Japan's deflation : the debate over unconventional monetary policy / Gene Park, Saori N. Katada, Giacomo Chiozza, and Yoshiko Kojo
    HG 1275 P27 2018

    Bolder economic policy could have addressed the persistent bouts of deflation in post-bubble Japan, write Gene Park, Saori N. Katada, Giacomo Chiozza, and Yoshiko Kojo in Taming Japan's Deflation . Despite warnings from economists, intense political pressure, and well-articulated unconventional policy options to address this problem, Japan's central bank, the Bank of Japan (BOJ), resisted taking the bold actions that the authors believe would have significantly helped.

    With Prime Minister Abe Shinzo's return to power, Japan finally shifted course at the start of 2013 with the launch of Abenomics--an economic agenda to reflate the economy--and Abe's appointment of new leadership at the BOJ. As Taming Japan's Deflation shows, the BOJ's resistance to experimenting with bolder policy stemmed from entrenched policy ideas that were hostile to activist monetary policy. The authors explain how these policy ideas evolved over the course of the BOJ's long history and gained dominance because of the closed nature of the broader policy network.

    The explanatory power of policy ideas and networks suggests a basic inadequacy in the dominant framework for analysis of
    the politics of monetary policy derived from the literature on central bank independence. This approach privileges the interaction between political principals and their supposed agents, central bankers; but Taming Japan's Deflation shows clearly that central bankers' views, shaped by ideas and institutions, can be decisive in determining monetary policy. Through a combination of institutional analysis, quantitative empirical tests, in-depth case studies, and structured comparison of Japan with other countries, the authors show that, ultimately, the decision to adopt aggressive monetary policy depends largely on the bankers' established policy ideas and policy network.

  • The wages of sickness : the politics of health insurance in progressive America / Beatrix Hoffman
    HG 9396 H638 2001
    The Clinton administration's failed health care reform was not the first attempt to establish government-sponsored medical coverage in the United States. From 1915 to 1920, Progressive reformers led a spirited but ultimately unsuccessful crusade for compulsory health insurance in New York State. Beatrix Hoffman argues that this first health insurance campaign was a crucial moment in the creation of the American welfare state and health care system. Its defeat, she says, gave rise to an uneven and inegalitarian system of medical coverage and helped shape the limits of American social policy for the rest of the century.

    Hoffman examines each of the major combatants in the battle over compulsory health insurance. While physicians, employers, the insurance industry, and conservative politicians forged a uniquely powerful coalition in opposition to health insurance proposals, she shows, reformers' potential allies within women's organizations and the labor movement were bitterly divided. Against the backdrop of World War I and the Red Scare, opponents of reform denounced government-sponsored health insurance as "un-American" and, in the process, helped fashion a political culture that resists proposals for universal health care and a comprehensive welfare state even today.

  • Real estate finance and investments / William B. Brueggeman, PhD, Corrigan Chair in Real Estate, Edwin L. Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University, Jeffrey D. Fisher, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Real Estate, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, President, Homer Hoyt Institute
    HG 2040.5 U5 B78 2019
    The Sixteenth Edition of Real Estate Finance and Investments prepares students to understand the risks and rewards associated with investing in and financing both residential and commercial real estate. Concepts and techniques included in the chapters and problem sets are used in many careers related to real estate. The material in this edition is also relevant to individuals who want to better understand real estate for their own personal investment and financing decisions.

  • A comparative guide to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank / Natalie Lichtenstein
    HG 3881.5 A75 L53 2018
    The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, first opened in 2016, is a 100 billion dollar multilateral development bank purpose built for supporting regional projects that enhance economic productivity.Its influence reaches far: in the last year alone, future transport system such as national motorways in Pakistan and railways in Oman, developing energy projects including natural gas pipelines in Azerbaijan and Hydropower plants in Tajikistan, and the redevelopment of impoverished areas such asparts of Indonesia, have all received support from the Asian Infrastructure Bank. Its membership is global, encompassing regional powers from Afghanistan to Viet Nam, to wider players, from Turkey to Austria.In a text that will appeal to general readers and specialists alike, Natalie Lichtenstein examines the Bank's mandate, investment operations, finance, governance, and institutional set up, as well as providing detailed analyses of the similarities and differences it has with other development banksso as to chart its story so far, as well as to anticipate the future to come.

  • Principles of financial modelling : model design and best practices using Excel and VBA / Michael Rees
    HG 106 R4397 2018
    The comprehensive, broadly-applicable, real-world guide to financial modelling

    Financial Modelling in Practice, Second Edition covers the full spectrum of financial modelling tools and techniques to provide practical skills grounded in real-world scenarios. Based on rigorously-tested training materials, this book demonstrates the construction and operation of a range of financial models with clear instruction on model design, Excel functionality, VBA coding, risk analysis, real options modelling and more. This second edition has been significantly updated to align with the latest version of Excel and the current financial modelling climate, including new guidance on sensitivity analysis as a model design tool and risk analysis as an extension of sensitivity analysis. The companion website provides access to worked examples and pre-formatted spreadsheets to facilitate learning and implementation, and the strong emphasis on practical solutions allows direct real-world application.

    The number of people tasked with financial modelling duties has increased significantly in recent years, yet comprehensive, broadly-applicable references are rare. This book brings together concept and practice to provide a high value resource for anyone wanting to gain a practical understanding of this complex and nuanced topic.

    Utilize Excel at a more advanced level, including VBA modelling Learn unique tips and hints for data manipulation and analysis Understand financial statement modelling for valuation Master simulation, risk modelling and optimization

    Financial modelling is invaluable to a broad range of financial decisions, including corporate finance valuation, portfolio composition, cash flow analysis, budgeting, forecasting and more. This book provides clear instruction applicable across sectors, settings and countries, presented in a well-structured and highly-developed format accessible to people with very different backgrounds. For practical instruction, robust technique and clear presentation, Financial Modelling in Practice is the premier guide to real-world financial modelling from the ground up.

  • Doing capitalism in the innovation economy : reconfiguring the three-player game between markets, speculators and the state / William H. Janeway
    HG 4751 J37 2018
    Legendary economist Hyman Minsky identified author William H. Janeway as a 'theorist-practitioner' of financial economics; this book is an expression of that double life. Interweaving his unique professional perspective with political and financial history, Janeway narrates the dynamics of the innovation economy from the standpoint of a seasoned practitioner of venture capital, operating on the frontier where innovative technology transforms the market economy. In this fully revised and updated edition, Janeway explains how state investment in national goals enables the innovation process and why financial bubbles accelerate and amplify its impact. Now, the digital revolution, sponsored by the state and funded by speculation, has matured to attack the authority, and even the legitimacy, of governments. The populist response in the west, especially in the United States, opens the door for China to seize leadership of the innovation economy from America.

  • Valuation for M & A : building and measuring private company value / Chris M. Mellen, Frank C. Evans
    HG 4028 V3 E93 2018
    This title lays out the steps for measuring and managing value creation in nonpublicly traded entities, and helps investors, executives, and their advisors determine the optimum strategy to enhance both market value and strategic value and maximize return on investment. It provides a detailed guide for sellers and buyers to prepare for the sale and acquisition of a firm, spelling out how to identify, quantify, and qualify the synergies that increase value to strategic buyers. New topics covered in this edition include: new chapters on fairness opinions and professional service firms; discussion of Roger Grabowski's writings and add more on the Duff & Phelps model, cross-border M&A, private cost of capital, intangible capital, and asset vs. stock transaction. Also included will be a new feature that highlights three to five takeaways for each chapter.

  • Commodity derivatives : a guide for future practitioners / Paul E. Peterson
    HG 6024 A3 P47 2018

    Commodity Derivatives: A Guide for Future Practitioners describes the origins and uses of these important markets. Commodities are often used as inputs in the production of other products, and commodity prices are notoriously volatile. Derivatives include forwards, futures, options, and swaps; all are types of contracts that allow buyers and sellers to establish the price at one time and exchange the commodity at another.

    These contracts can be used to establish a price now for a purchase or sale that will occur later, or establish a price later for a purchase or sale now. This book provides detailed examples for using derivatives to manage prices by hedging, using futures, options, and swaps. It also presents strategies for using derivatives to speculate on price levels, relationships, volatility, and the passage of time. Finally, because the relationship between a commodity price and a derivative price is not constant, this book examines the impact of basis behaviour on hedging results, and shows how the basis can be bought and sold like a commodity.

    The material in this book is based on the author¿s 30-year career in commodity derivatives, and is essential reading for students planning careers as commodity merchandisers, traders, and related industry positions. Not only does it provide them with the necessary theoretical background, it also covers the practical applications that employers expect new hires to understand. Examples are coordinated across chapters using consistent prices and formats, and industry terminology is used so students can become familiar with standard terms and concepts. This book is organized into 18 chapters, corresponding to approximately one chapter per week for courses on the semester system.

  • Central banking in turbulent times / Francesco Papadia with Tuomas Välimäki
    HG 1811 P255 2018
    Central banks came out of the Great Recession with increased power and responsibilities. Indeed, central banks are often now seen as "the only game in town", and a place to put innumerable problems vastly exceeding their traditional remit. These new powers do not fit well, however, with theindependence of central banks, remote from the democratic control of government.Central Banking in Turbulent Times examines fundamental questions about the central banking system, asking whether the model of an independent central bank devoted to price stability is the final resting point of a complex development that started centuries ago. It dissects the hypothesis that theGreat Recession has prompted a reassessment of that model; a renewed emphasis on financial stability has emerged, possibly vying for first rank in the hierarchy of objectives of central banks. This raises the risk of dilemmas, since the Great Recession brought into question implicit assumptions thatthe pursuit of price stability would also lead to financial stability. In addition, the border between monetary and fiscal policy was blurred both in the US and in Europe. Central Banking in Turbulent Times asks whether the model prevailing before the Great Recession has been irrevocably altered.Are we entering, as Charles Goodhart has hypothesized, into the "fourth epoch" of central banking? Are changes to central banks part of a move away from the global liberal order that seemed to have prevailed at the turn of the century? Central Banking in Turbulent Times seeks to answer thesequestions as it examines how changes can allow for the maintenance of price stability, while adapting to the long-term consequences of the Great Recession.

  • The economics of central banking / Livio Stracca
    HG 1811 S87 2018

    This book offers a comprehensive analysis of central banks, and aims to demystify them for the general public, which is the only way to have a rational debate about them and ultimately to make them truly accountable.

    The book originates from the author's graduate lectures on Central Banking at the University of Frankfurt J.W. Goethe. It contains an overview of all the key questions surrounding central banks and their role in the economy. It leads the reader from the more established concepts (including monetary theory and historical experience), necessary to have a good grasp of modern central banking, to the more open and problematic questions, which are being debated within academic and financial market circles. This structure enables readers without specific knowledge of central banks or monetary economics to understand the current challenges.

    The book has three defining characteristics, which set it apart from competing titles: first, it is pitched at the general public and uses simple and entertaining language. Second, it is rooted in, and makes frequent reference to, recent academic research, based on content for a graduate level course. Third, the author thinks 'out of the box' in order to describe the possible evolution of central banks (including the prospect of their disappearance), and not only the status quo. 

  • Money, markets and capital : a case for monetary analysis / Jean Cartelier
    HG 221 C375 2018

    Money and payments are familiar to everybody. Economists however are often at a loss in assessing the extent to which money matters. As a matter of fact, money is at the origin of the main cleavage in economic theory. Beyond sophisticated models what is at stake is whether money is just an appearance which hides the essence of economic life (value and happiness of people) or, on the contrary, the very substance of economic relations, not limited to exchanges, in which power and sovereignty are ever present.

    In a first part, the author shows how fragile and shaky are the attempts made by value theoreticians to integrate money into their analysis. In a second part, he develops a rigorous alternative theory by giving strong logical foundations to a monetary analysis in the spirit of Keynes. Many important economic phenomena left unexplained by academic theory are accounted for (involuntary equilibrium unemployment), a new method in dynamics is resorted to (viability theory) and various economic relations are elucidated which are not reducible to exchange, the only one dealt with by academic theoreticians. This is the case of the wage relationship.

    Although written in view of an audience acquainted with economic theory, this book can be read nevertheless by a larger circle since the technicalities have been reduced to what is strictly necessary to understand what is at stake.

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