BEYOND GREED AND FEAR

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Beyond Greed And Fear

Author : Hersh Shefrin
ISBN : 0195161211
Genre : Social Science
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Why do most financial decision-making models fail to factor in basic human nature? This guide to what really influences the decision- making process applies psychological research to stock selection, financial services and corporate financial strategy, using real-world examples.
Category: Social Science

Bazaars Conversations And Freedom

Author : Rajni Bakshi
ISBN : 9781351278102
Genre : Business & Economics
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Long before the financial meltdown and the red alert on climate change, some far-sighted innovators diagnosed the fatal flaws in an economic system driven by greed and fear. Across the global North and South, diverse people - financial wizards, economists, business people and social activists - have been challenging the "free market" orthodoxy. They seek to recover the virtues of bazaars from the tyranny of a market model that emerged about two centuries ago. This widely praised book is a chronicle of their achievements. From Wall Street icon George Soros and VISA card designer Dee Hock we get an insider critique of the malaise. Creators of community currencies and others, like the father of microfinance, Bangladesh's Muhammad Yunus, explore how money can work differently. The doctrine of self-interest is re-examined by looking more closely at Adam Smith through the eyes of Amartya Sen. Mahatma Gandhi's concept of 'Trusteeship' gathers strength as the socially responsible investing phenomenon challenges the power of capital. Pioneers of the open source and free software movement thrive on cooperation to drive innovation. The Dalai Lama and Ela Bhatt demonstrate that it is possible to compete compassionately and to nurture a more mindful market culture. This sweeping narrative takes you from the ancient Greek agora, Indian choupal, and Native American gift culture, on to present-day Wall Street to illuminate ideas, subversive and prudent, about how the market can serve society rather than being its master. In a world exhausted by dogma, Bazaars, Conversations and Freedom is an open quest for possible futures. This fully updated and revised UK version of the 2009 Vodafone Crossword Book Award winner for non-fiction is a rare and epic narrative about those who have been quietly forging solutions and demonstrating that a more compassionate market culture is both possible and desirable.
Category: Business & Economics

Ending The Management Illusion How To Drive Business Results Using The Principles Of Behavioral Finance

Author : Hersh Shefrin
ISBN : 9780071641432
Genre : Business & Economics
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The bestselling author of Beyond Greed and Fear puts behavioral concepts into corporate practice Psychologically smart companies manage both the pluses and minuses of human psychology through well-structured systems and processes. In Ending the Management Illusion, behavioral finance pioneer Hersh Shefrin addresses the biases that can take you or your organization off course and shows how to run psychologically smart businesses-specifically as it affects your bottom line. Shefrin explores the psychological barriers you experience, and delivers concrete debiasing techniques for breaking through these barriers. This allows you to integrate your processes for accounting, planning, incentives, and information sharing-the main elements for optimizing corporate value.
Category: Business & Economics

Bhagavadg T Demystified

Author : Paramahamsa Nithyananda
ISBN : 9781606071588
Genre : Bhagavadgītā
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Category: Bhagavadgītā

Historical Geography

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ISBN : UCSD:31822036965184
Genre : Historical geography
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Category: Historical geography

Life In The Financial Markets

Author : Daniel Lacalle
ISBN : 9781118914960
Genre : Business & Economics
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An accessible and thorough review of the internationalfinancial markets Life in the Financial Markets—How They Really Work AndWhy They Matter To You offers the financial servicesprofessional, and anyone interested in knowing more about theprofession, an entertaining and comprehensive analysis of thefinancial markets and the financial services industry. Written byDaniel Lacalle—a noted portfolio manager with EcoFin andwell-known media personality—the book goes beyond a simplesummary and offers solid advice on the future of the globalfinancial markets. This great resource also includes a review ofeffective strategies and forecasts the trends that representpotential opportunities for investors. The book reviews the recent history of the financial crisis andincludes information on hot topics such as derivatives and highfrequency trading. An in-depth section on investment banking iswritten from the perspective of a successful practitioner andprovides clarity on several complex and overly politicized elementsof the banking system. The author gives an expert's perspective onthe debt markets, monetary policies, and quantitative easing, andhelps explain the various issues surrounding sovereign debt, theEuro crisis, and austerity versus growth policies. Comprehensive inscope, this resource also offers an analysis of investment styles,from hedge funds to "long only" investments, as well as an in-depthlook at corporate communication and its impact on markets andinvestments. Offers an engaging and comprehensive analysis of the financialservices industry Includes information on the workings of the global financialsystem following the economic crisis Contains a review of complex banking systems Analyzes the various investment styles and answers the mostcommon questions pertaining to investing
Category: Business & Economics

The Future Of Financial Regulation

Author : Iain G MacNeil
ISBN : 9781847315717
Genre : Law
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The Future of Financial Regulation is an edited collection of papers presented at a major conference at the University of Glasgow in spring 2009, co-sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council World Economy and Finance Programme and the the Australian Research Council Governance Research Network. It draws together a variety of different perspectives on the international financial crisis which began in August 2007 and later turned into a more widespread economic crisis following the collapse of Lehman Brothers in the autumn of 2008. Spring 2009 was in many respects the nadir since valuations in financial markets had reached their low point and crisis management rather than regulatory reform was the main focus of attention. The conference and book were deliberately framed as an attempt to re-focus attention from the former to the latter. The first part of the book focuses on the context of the crisis, discussing the general characteristics of financial crises and the specific influences that were at work this time round. The second part focuses more specifically on regulatory techniques and practices implicated in the crisis, noting in particular an over-reliance on the capacity of regulators and financial institutions to manage risk and on the capacity of markets to self-correct. The third part focuses on the role of governance and ethics in the crisis and in particular the need for a common ethical framework to underpin governance practices and to provide greater clarity in the design of accountability mechanisms. The final part focuses on the trajectory of regulatory reform, noting the considerable potential for change as a result of the role of the state in the rescue and recuperation of the financial system and stressing the need for fundamental re-appraisal of business and regulatory models.
Category: Law

Asset Management

Author : Andrew Ang
ISBN : 9780199382316
Genre : Business & Economics
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In Asset Management: A Systematic Approach to Factor Investing, Professor Andrew Ang presents a comprehensive, new approach to the age-old problem of where to put your money. Years of experience as a finance professor and a consultant have led him to see that what matters aren't asset class labels, but instead the bundles of overlapping risks they represent. Factor risks must be the focus of our attention if we are to weather market turmoil and receive the rewards that come with doing so. Clearly written yet full of the latest research and data, Asset Management is indispensable reading for trustees, professional money managers, smart private investors, and business students who want to understand the economics behind factor risk premiums, to harvest them efficiently in their portfolios, and to embark on the search for true alpha.
Category: Business & Economics

Corporate Finance

Author : Pierre Vernimmen
ISBN : 9781118849293
Genre : Business & Economics
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Merging theory and practice into a comprehensive,highly-anticipated text Corporate Finance continues its legacy as one of the mostpopular financial textbooks, with well-established content from adiverse and highly respected author team. Unique in its features,this valuable text blends theory and practice with a direct,succinct style and commonsense presentation. Readers will beintroduced to concepts in a situational framework, followed by adetailed discussion of techniques and tools. This latest editionincludes new information on venture finance and debt structuring,and has been updated throughout with the most recent statisticaltables. The companion website provides statistics, graphs, charts,articles, computer models, and classroom tools, and the freemonthly newsletter keeps readers up to date on the latesthappenings in the field. The authors have generously madethemselves available for questions, promising an answer inseventy-two hours. Emphasizing how key concepts relate to real-world situations iswhat makes Corporate Finance a valuable reference with realrelevance to the professional and student alike. Readers will gaininsight into the methods and tools that shape the industry,allowing them to: Analyze investments with regard to hurdle rates, cash flows,side costs, and more Delve into the financing process and learn the tools andtechniques of valuation Understand cash dividends and buybacks, spinoffs, anddivestitures Explore the link between valuation and corporate finance As the global economy begins to recover, access to the mostcurrent information and statistics will be required. To remainrelevant in the evolving financial environment, practitioners willneed a deep understanding of the mechanisms at work. CorporateFinance provides the expert guidance and detailed explanationsfor those requiring a strong foundational knowledge, as well asmore advanced corporate finance professionals.
Category: Business & Economics

Consumer Credit And The American Economy

Author : Thomas A. Durkin
ISBN : 9780199384969
Genre : Business & Economics
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Consumer Credit and the American Economy examines the economics, behavioral science, sociology, history, institutions, law, and regulation of consumer credit in the United States. After discussing the origins and various kinds of consumer credit available in today's marketplace, this book reviews at some length the long run growth of consumer credit to explore the widely held belief that somehow consumer credit has risen "too fast for too long." It then turns to demand and supply with chapters discussing neoclassical theories of demand, new behavioral economics, and evidence on production costs and why consumer credit might seem expensive compared to some other kinds of credit like government finance. This discussion includes review of the economics of risk management and funding sources, as well discussion of the economic theory of why some people might be limited in their credit search, the phenomenon of credit rationing. This examination includes review of issues of risk management through mathematical methods of borrower screening known as credit scoring and financial market sources of funding for offerings of consumer credit. The book then discusses technological change in credit granting. It examines how modern automated information systems called credit reporting agencies, or more popularly "credit bureaus," reduce the costs of information acquisition and permit greater credit availability at less cost. This discussion is followed by examination of the logical offspring of technology, the ubiquitous credit card that permits consumers access to both payments and credit services worldwide virtually instantly. After a chapter on institutions that have arisen to supply credit to individuals for whom mainstream credit is often unavailable, including "payday loans" and other small dollar sources of loans, discussion turns to legal structure and the regulation of consumer credit. There are separate chapters on the theories behind the two main thrusts of federal regulation to this point, fairness for all and financial disclosure. Following these chapters, there is another on state regulation that has long focused on marketplace access and pricing. Before a final concluding chapter, another chapter focuses on two noncredit marketplace products that are closely related to credit. The first of them, debt protection including credit insurance and other forms of credit protection, is economically a complement. The second product, consumer leasing, is a substitute for credit use in many situations, especially involving acquisition of automobiles. This chapter is followed by a full review of consumer bankruptcy, what happens in the worst of cases when consumers find themselves unable to repay their loans. Because of the importance of consumer credit in consumers' financial affairs, the intended audience includes anyone interested in these issues, not only specialists who spend much of their time focused on them. For this reason, the authors have carefully avoided academic jargon and the mathematics that is the modern language of economics. It also examines the psychological, sociological, historical, and especially legal traditions that go into fully understanding what has led to the demand for consumer credit and to what the markets and institutions that provide these products have become today.
Category: Business & Economics