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The Changing Fortunes Of Central Banking

Author : Philipp Hartmann
ISBN : 9781108423847
Genre : Business & Economics
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Contains 22 essays by leading luminaries in policy making and research, illustrating the changing role of central banks and the policies they pursue in seeking monetary and financial stabilisation.
Category: Business & Economics

Public Policy Financial Economics Essays In Honor Of Professor George G Kaufman For His Lifelong Contributions To The Profession

Author : Evanoff Douglas D
ISBN : 9789813229563
Genre : Business & Economics
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The central goal of this volume was to assemble outstanding scholars and policymakers in the field of financial markets and institutions and have them articulate significant market developments in their particular areas of expertise during the past few decades. Not just a celebratory volume, Public Policy and Financial Economics selected internationally recognized financial economists who have worked with Professor Kaufman during his years of scholarly research, and have a combined mastery of specialized financial markets themes and, very importantly, knowledge of public policies in the areas. All 15 chapters offer unique, innovative, and exciting expositions of several critical topics in financial economics. Contents: Background on George Kaufman's Contributions to the Finance Profession: Public Policy and Financial Economics: Comments to Honor George G Kaufman (Charles L Evans) 57 Years of Banking Changes and Ideas (Alex J Pollock) Theory vs Practice — and Promise — in Banking and Financial Regulation (Harvey Rosenblum) Central Banking and Regulation: Changes Through the Years: The Changing Fortunes of Central Banking (CAE Goodhart) Financial Safety Nets: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Edward J Kane) Systemic Risk: Taming the Two 800-Pound Gorillas in the Room (Charles W Calomiris) Shadowing Capital Regulation: 1986–2015 (Richard J Herring) Public Policy Issues in Financial Markets: The Fed and Structural Reforms to Reduce Interconnectedness and Promote Financial Stability (Robert A Eisenbeis) The New Failure Resolution Regulation: The Good, the Bad, and the Unknowable (Robert Bliss and Franklin Edwards ) Monetary and Other Policy Problems (Allan H Meltzer) Defining, Measuring, and Mitigating Systemic Risk at Large Insurance Companies (Richard Rosen and Thanases Plestis) Asset Bubbles and Public Policy (Douglas D Evanoff and AG Malliaris) The New Realities of Market Structure and Liquidity: Where Have We Been? Where Are We Going?(Chester Spatt) Affordable Housing Goals, the Financial Crisis, and the Efficient Market Hypothesis (Peter J Wallison) Good and Bad Lessons in Finance From New Information (Robert Litan) Readership: Financial economists, economists with a concentration on monetary activities, policymakers in the financial markets sector, and students interested in the dynamics of economics, finance, and policymaking as a research and/or career reference. Keywords: Financial Markets;Financial Policy;Resolution;Financial Economics;Regulation;Asset Bubbles;Market Structure and Liquidity;Central Banking;Financial RegulationReview:0
Category: Business & Economics

The Changing Role Of Central Banks

Author : D. Chorafas
ISBN : 9781137332288
Genre : Political Science
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The Changing Role of Central Banks derives lessons from current economic and financial challenges as well as failures in confronting them. Through this approach, it brings under perspective political and social reactions to major economic problems of the last ten years, particularly those pertaining to money and initiatives taken by central banks.
Category: Political Science

The Changing Fortunes Of Economic Liberalism

Author : David Henderson
ISBN : UOM:39015055862455
Genre : Business & Economics
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The first edition of this book traced the declining fortunes of economic liberalism in the hundred years up to the 1970s and its subsequent revival. David Henderson analysed the programmes of economic reform on which many governments embarked late in the twentieth century and the renewal of interest in liberal ideas in the economic profession. He pointed out, however, that liberalism has a 'chronic weakness' because it has so few 'conscious adherents'. In this new edition, Henderson explains to what extent his views have changed in the last three years. The 'uneasy trend to economic liberalism' has, in general, been maintained. But he now emphasises two increasing anti-liberal influences - the growth of non-government organisations hostile to the market system and the appeasement by companies of anti-business activists, as exemplified in the 'Corporate Social Responsibility' movement.
Category: Business & Economics

Managing The Business Of Empire

Author : Peter Burroughs
ISBN : 9781134729050
Genre : Business & Economics
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This collection of essays honours David Fieldhouse, latterly Vere Harmsworth Professor of Imperial and Naval History at Cambridge and a foremost authority on the economics of the modern British Empire. The contributors include an impressive array of former students, colleagues, and friends, and their subjects range widely across the economic and administrative fields of British imperial history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Reflecting many of Fieldhouse's own areas of scholarly interest, the essays address economics and business, theories of imperialism, strategies of administration, and decolonization.
Category: Business & Economics

Changing Fortunes

Author : Paul A. Volcker
ISBN : STANFORD:36105000267935
Genre : History
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A historical survey of the global monetary order discusses oil shocks, floating exchange rates, and the Latin American debt crisis
Category: History

Sources Of Tibetan Tradition

Author : Kurtis R. Schaeffer
ISBN : 9780231509787
Genre : History
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The most comprehensive collection of Tibetan works in a Western language, this volume illuminates the complex historical, intellectual, and social development of Tibetan civilization from its earliest beginnings to the modern period. Including more than 180 representative writings, Sources of Tibetan Tradition spans Tibet's vast geography and long history, presenting for the first time a diversity of works by religious and political leaders; scholastic philosophers and contemplative hermits; monks and nuns; poets and artists; and aristocrats and commoners. The selected readings reflect the profound role of Buddhist sources in shaping Tibetan culture while illustrating other major areas of knowledge. Thematically varied, they address history and historiography; political and social theory; law; medicine; divination; rhetoric; aesthetic theory; narrative; travel and geography; folksong; and philosophical and religious learning, all in relation to the unique trajectories of Tibetan civil and scholarly discourse. The editors begin each chapter with a survey of broader social and cultural contexts and introduce each translated text with a concise explanation. Concluding with writings that extend into the early twentieth century, this volume offers an expansive encounter with Tibet's exceptional intellectual heritage.
Category: History

Building Social Capital In Thailand

ISBN : 052163931X
Genre : Business & Economics
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Between 1984 and 1994 Thailand had the most rapid economic expansion in the world. This 1998 book offers an explanation of this successful record of economic growth in Thailand, and in Southeast Asia more generally. The book explains why Thai leaders adopted a market-driven strategy from the late 1950s, and also shows how the overseas Chinese in Thailand built on their community's social capital to overcome the market failures common to all developing countries. Unger takes an interdisciplinary approach, building on the literatures of social capital and embedded autonomy. He considers the unique organization of Thai society, and the impact this has had on the country's institutions, and their political and economic outcomes. The book includes detailed analysis of the financial and textile sectors, as well as the development of heavy industries and transportation infrastructure.
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The New Economy Of The Inner City

Author : Thomas A. Hutton
ISBN : 9781135983802
Genre : Business & Economics
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Following the restructuring process which swept away the traditional manufacturing economy of the inner city 25 years ago, new industries are transforming these former post-industrial landscapes. These creative, technology-intensive industries include Internet services, computer graphics and imaging, and video game production. The development dynamics of these new sectors are volatile in comparison with those of the classic ‘Industrial City’. But these new industries highlight the unique role of the inner city in facilitating creative processes, innovation and social change. Further, they reflect the intensity of interaction between the ‘global’ and the ‘local’ in the metropolis, and represent key agencies of urban place-making and re-imaging. This book addresses the critical intersections between process and place which underpin the formation of creative enterprises in the emergent industrial districts of the ‘new inner city’. It contains intensive case studies of industrial restructuring within exemplary sites in prominent world cities such as London, Singapore, San Francisco and Vancouver. The studies demonstrate the global reach of development and innovation across these cities and sites, marked by clustering, rapid firm turnover, and interdependency between production and consumption activity. The evocative case studies, brought to life by interviews, sequential mapping exercises, media narratives, and photography, also disclose the importance of local factors (including urban scale, built form, property markets and policy) which shape both the specific industrial structures and socio-economic impacts. The New Economy of the Inner City places inner city new industry formation within the development history of the city, and underscores its role in larger processes of urban transformation. The findings inform a critique and synthesis of urban theory which frame the evolving conditions of the 21st century metropolis. This book would be useful to researchers and students of Geography, Urban Studies, Economics and Planning.
Category: Business & Economics