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xii, 346 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: Hamilton and the U.S. financial revolution
  • To-- (December 1779-March 1780)
  • To James Duane (September 3, 1780)
  • To Robert Morris (April 30, 1781)
  • The continentalist (1781-1782)
  • Constitution of the Bank of New York (February 23-March 15, 1784)
  • To Thomas Willing (September 13, 1789)
  • Report relative to a provision for the support of public credit (January 9, 1790)
  • To Wilhelm and Jan Willink, Nicholaas and Jacob Van Staphorst, and Nicholas Hubbard (August 28, 1790)
  • First report on the further provision necessary for establishing public credit (December 13, 1790)
  • Second report on the further provision necessary for establishing public credit (report on a national bank, December 14, 1790)
  • Report on the etablishment of a mint (January 28, 1791)
  • Opinion on the constitutionality of an act to establish a national bank (February 23, 1791)
  • Prospectus of the Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures (August 1791)
  • Report on the subject of manufactures (December 5, 1791)
  • To William Seton (February 10 and March 22, 1792)
  • Report on a plan for the further support of public credit (January 16, 1795)
  • The defense of the funding system (July 1795)
  • Articles of Association of the Merchants Bank (April 7, 1803)
  • Conclusion: Legacies of the U.S. financial revolution.
While serving as the first Treasury Secretary from 1789 to 1795, Alexander Hamilton engineered a financial revolution. Hamilton established the Treasury debt market, the dollar, and a central bank, while strategically prompting private entrepreneurs to establish securities markets and stock exchanges and encouraging state governments to charter a number of commercial banks and other business corporations. Yet despite a recent surge of interest in Hamilton, U.S. financial modernization has not been fully recognized as one of his greatest achievements. This book traces the development of Hamilton's financial thinking, policies, and actions through a selection of his writings. The financial historians and Hamilton experts Richard Sylla and David J. Cowen provide commentary that demonstrates the impact Hamilton had on the modern economic system, guiding readers through Hamilton's distinguished career. The book showcases Hamilton's thoughts on the nation's founding, the need for a strong central government, confronting problems such as a depreciating paper currency and weak public credit, and the architecture of the financial system. His great state papers on public credit, the national bank, the mint, and manufactures instructed reform of the nation's finances and jumpstarted economic growth. Hamilton practiced what he preached: he played a key role in the founding of three banks and a manufacturing corporation, and his deft political maneuvering and economic savvy saved the fledgling republic's economy during the country's first full-blown financial crisis in 1792. Sylla and Cowen center Hamilton's writings on finance among his most important accomplishments, making his brilliance as an economic policy maker accessible to all interested in this Founding Father's legacy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231184564 20180312
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xii, 207 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: What are blockchains and how are they relevant to governance in the contemporary global political economy? / Malcom Campbell-Verduyn
  • Moneys at the margins : from political experiment to cashless societies / Moritz Hütten and Matthias Thiemann
  • The internal and external governance of blockchain-based organizations : evidence from cryptocurrencies / Ying-Ying Hsieh, Jean Philippe (JP) Vergne, and Sha Wang
  • The mutual constitution of technology and global governance : Bitcoin, blockchains, and the international anti-money-laundering regime / Malcom Campbell-Verduyn and Marcel Goguen
  • Between liberalization and prohibition : prudent enthusiasm and the governance of Bitcoin/blockchain technology / Kai Jia and Falin Zhang
  • Cryptocurrencies and digital payment rails in network global governance : perspectives on inclusion and innovation / Daivi Rodima-Taylor and William W. Grimes
  • Governing what wasn't meant to be governed : a controversy-based approach to the study of Bitcoin governance / Francesca Musiani, Alexandre Mallard, and Cécile Méadel
  • Experiments in algorithmic governance : a history and ethnography of "The DAO," a failed decentralized autonomous organization / Quinn Dupont
  • Conclusion: Towards a block age or blockages of global governance / Malcom Campbell-Verduyn.
Since the launch of Bitcoin in 2009 several hundred different `cryptocurrencies' have been developed and become accepted for a wide variety of transactions in leading online commercial marketplaces and the `sharing economy', as well as by more traditional retailers, manufacturers, and even by charities and political parties. Bitcoin and its competitors have also garnered attention for their wildly fluctuating values as well as implication in international money laundering, Ponzi schemes and online trade in illicit goods and services across borders. These and other controversies surrounding cryptocurrencies have induced varying governance responses by central banks, government ministries, international organizations, and industry regulators worldwide. Besides formal attempts to ban Bitcoin, there have been multifaceted efforts to incorporate elements of blockchains, the peer-to-peer technology underlying cryptocurrencies, in the wider exchange, recording, and broadcasting of digital transactions. Blockchains are being mobilized to support and extend an array of governance activities. The novelty and breadth of growing blockchain-based activities have fuelled both utopian promises and dystopian fears regarding applications of the emergent technology to Bitcoin and beyond. This volume brings scholars of anthropology, economics, Science and Technology Studies, and sociology together with GPE scholars in assessing the actual implications posed by Bitcoin and blockchains for contemporary global governance. Its interdisciplinary contributions provide academics, policymakers, industry practitioners and the general public with more nuanced understandings of technological change in the changing character of governance within and across the borders of nation-states.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415792141 20180423
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367 pages ; 25 cm
  • Introduction
  • Lending in the shadow of the law
  • From loan sharks to licensed lenders
  • New threats to an old deal
  • Bringing sales finance under law
  • The problem of the food freezer plan
  • Due process in debt collection
  • Financial federalism
  • Conclusion.
Since the 1890s, people on the lowest rungs of the economic ladder in the U.S. have paid the highest price for credit. Anne Fleming tells how each generation has tackled the problem of fringe finance and its regulation. Her detailed work contributes to the broader, ongoing debate about the meaning of justice within capitalistic societies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674976238 20180219
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xxvii, 250 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
In spite of its youth, the Asian Infrastructure Bank's influence can be felt across Asia, funding the planned construction of motorways in Pakistan and future environment-saving hydropower plants in Tajikistan. A year in, Natalie Lichtenstein takes stock. How is the bank structured, what have been the successes, and where could it go in the future?
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x, 210 pages ; 24 cm
  • AcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. A Minister on a Mission2. "Thieves!"3. The Paris Bourse in the 1960s: A Basket Case?4. France Looks at America5. Drafting the Ordonnance6. Takeoff7. The Red Flag over the "Temple of Gold"8. In Search of Legitimacy9. Mr. Chatenet Goes to Washington10. Mission Accomplished?ConclusionNotesBibliographyIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781421424859 20180521
A nation usually overhauls its financial regulations after a stock market crash or the collapse of its banking system. In 1967, France did something rare. Out of pure political expediency, Gaullist leaders and senior civil servants seized the opportunity offered by an insider-trading case and established an independent commission to regulate the securities market: the Commission des Operations de Bourse, or COB. Despite their staunch defense of national sovereignty, these reformers drew their inspiration from an American model, the Securities and Exchange Commission. Highlighting the international sources for national reform, Yves-Marie Pereon's Moralizing the Market explores the dynamics of policy transfer in securities regulation-a subject that has rarely been considered from a historical perspective. That regulation has been used to attract investors and foster market development challenges the view that the French government only attempted to develop the stock market as part of a global wave of deregulation in the 1980s. Indeed, the creation of the COB reveals a great deal about the exercise of power in modern democracies, the interaction between business and government, and the mechanisms of institutional innovation. Moralizing the Market will appeal to professors and students of economic history, international relations, and political science, as well as business and finance historians, policy makers, and professionals.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781421424859 20180521
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xiv, 166 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Society's retirement crisis
  • How we got here : America's broken retirement system
  • Six key problems : the consequences of a broken retirement system
  • Rescuing retirement : a four-pronged solution
  • Case studies : similar plans in action
  • Why not just expand Social Security? : Americans need a universal pension system
  • Growing support from the American people and a mandate for Congress
  • The employers' stake in retirement reform
  • Conclusion
  • Questions and answers on the Guaranteed Retirement Account
  • Appendix A: The cost of a principal protection guarantee
  • Appendix B: GRAs versus other policy solutions
  • Appendix C: Looking at retirement coverage across the country.
Everyone deserves to be able to retire with dignity, but this core feature of the social contract is in jeopardy. Companies have swerved away from pensions, and most of the workforce has woefully inadequate retirement savings. If we don't act to fix this broken system, rates of impoverishment for senior citizens threaten to skyrocket, and tens of millions of Americans reaching retirement age in the coming decades will be forced to delay retirement and will experience a dramatic drop in their standard of living. In Rescuing Retirement, Teresa Ghilarducci and Tony James offer a comprehensive yet simple plan to help workers save for retirement, increase retirement savings by earning higher returns, and guarantee lifelong income for everyone. Built on people's own money in individual Guaranteed Retirement Accounts, the plan requires no new taxes, no more bureaucracy, and no increase in the deficit. Speaking to Americans' growing anxiety about their ability to retire, Rescuing Retirement provides answers to anyone wanting to understand the growing movement to protect a period of life once considered a deserved time of rest and creativity and offers a practical guide to the future of secure retirement.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231185646 20180219
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xi, 273 pages ; 24 cm.
  • The changing regulatory environment governing financial and economic crimes
  • The compliance of worldwide banking systems with evolving international regulatory and supervisory requirements : facts, challenges, and implications
  • The causes and origins of banking crises : a review and critique of theory and evidence
  • Bank lending during the financial crisis of 2008 : an empirical investigation
  • Corporate governance in the banking industry and Basel III challenges and implications
  • Monetary policy in an era of quantitative easing
  • Monetary policy in an era of monetary unions, and central banks' holdings of foreign reserves.
The 21st century witnessed major changes in the financial environment surrounding bank regulators and banks. Banking and Monetary Policies in a Changing Financial Environment delves into three of these developments and challenges. The first change in the financial environment relates to the rise in the number and sophistication of financial and economic crimes which shaped the international regulatory architecture. New rules and regulations led to the creation of new strategies to combat these crimes, especially those concerning the spread of more advanced money laundering methods and techniques, terrorist financing after the 9/11 attacks, and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. The second development concerns the global financial crisis of 2008 which drastically affected the regulatory environment of various international and domestic financial authorities causing major changes in bank lending and corporate governance policies, and in the development of the Basel III accord on capital adequacy for bank supervision. The third development manifests itself in the creation of a major European monetary union without a fiscal union and a giant European central bank impacting the conduct of monetary policy. This book combines theory, policy, regulation and institutional approaches with empirical testing, analyzing applications and case studies of various international regulatory authorities and administrations, countries and jurisdictions, central banks and commercial banks. This volume is suitable for those who study international finance, Banking and white collar crime.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138913530 20170306
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viii,156 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Origins of the National Bank Act and national currency / Peter Huntoon
  • National bank notes and the practical limits of nationalization / Franklin Noll
  • Charter no. 1 : first among national banks / Marianne Babal
  • E.T. Wilson and the banks : a case study in government regulation and service / Paula Petrik
  • Stabilizing the national banking system, 1864-1913 : the role of bank examination / Eugene N. White
  • Founding the fourth branch : the office of the comptroller of the currency / Jesse Stiller
  • National bank preemption and the financial crisis of 2008 / Raymond Natter
  • The measure of a regulator : the office of thrift supervision, 1989-2011 / Paula Dejmek Woods.
The passage of the National Currency Act of 1863 gave the United States its first uniform paper money, its first nationally chartered and supervised commercial banks, and its first modern regulatory agency: the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. The law marked a milestone in the development of the U.S. financial system and the modern administrative state. Yet its importance has been largely overlooked. Banking Modern America aims to address that gap. With its unique multidisciplinary approach that brings together scholars from disciplines including history, economics, the law, and finance, this book lends a new dimension to studying the origins and development of a system that touched key aspects of modern America. Chapters examine key episodes in the history of Federal banking, looking at the Civil War origins of the national banking system and the practical challenges of setting up a new system of money and banking. The essays in this volume explore the tensions that arose between bankers and Federal regulators, between governmental jurisdictions, and even between regulators themselves. This book will be essential reading for academics of banking and finance, regulation, numismatics and history, as well as professional economists, historians and policy makers interested in the history of the US financial system.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138213807 20161219
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xvi, 214 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Introduction: The paradox of financial control
  • High and low levels of foreign bank ownership : sources and consequences
  • Foreign banks in the crisis : retrenchment from the West, continuing exposures in the East
  • Catching up in the global economy : good and bad banks in East Central Europe
  • European Banking Union : the weakening of bank-state ties
  • Conclusion: Ceding autonomy but limiting costs : revisiting the logic of national bank control.
States and banks have traditionally maintained close ties. At various points in time, states have used banks to manage their economies and soak up government debt, while banks enjoyed regulatory forbearance, restricted competition, and implicit or explicit guarantees from their home markets. The political foundations of banks have thus been powerful and enduring, with actors on both sides of the aisle reluctant to sever relations. The central argument of this book, however, is that in the world's largest integrated market, Europe, the traditional political ties between states and banks have been transformed. Specifically, through a combination of post-communist transition, monetary union, and economic crisis, states in Europe no longer wield preponderant influence over their banks. Banking on Markets explains why we have witnessed the radical denationalization of this politically vital sector, as well as the consequences for economic volatility and policy autonomy. The findings in Europe have implications for other world regions, which, to varying degrees, have also experienced intensified pressure on their traditional models of domestic political control over finance. Through an investigation of foreign bank behavior in economic crises, the developmental consequences of political control over banks and the emergence of European Banking Union in the Eurozone, the book advances three main findings. First is that foreign bank ownership need not necessarily lead to economic vulnerability of host states. Second is that marketized bank-state ties do, however, limit pathways to catching up in the global economy. And third is that European Banking Union has strengthened the euro's credibility while cutting down substantially on Eurozone member states' economic policy discretion. This book details the intense political struggles that have underpinned all three outcomes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198809968 20180306
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xvii, 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Preface ix Introduction xv Additional Thanks xvii Chapter 1: An Overview of the Bankruption 1 Chapter 2: Community Banking Is Broken 7 Chapter 3: The Opportunity for Community Financial Institutions 75 Chapter 4: Advice from Others 157 Chapter 5: Finishing Move 257 About the Author 269 About the Companion Website 271 Index 273.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119273851 20170206
Community banking can flourish in the face of fintech and global competition with a fresh approach to strategy Bankruption + Website offers a survival guide for community banks and credit unions searching for relevance amidst immense global competition and fintech startups. Author John Waupsh is the Chief Innovation Officer at Kasasa, where he helps spearhead financial product development and implementation across hundreds of institutions. In this guide, he draws on more than a decade in the industry to offer clear, practical advice for competing with the megabanks, direct banks, non-banks, and financial technology companies. The discussion separates futurist thinking from today's realities, and dispels common myths surrounding the U.S. community banking model in order to shed light on the real challenges facing community banking institutions. It follows with clear solutions, proven strategies, and insight from experts across banking and fintech. All arguments are backed by massive amounts of data, and the companion website provides presentation-ready visualizations to help you kickstart change within your team. In the U.S. and around the globe, fintech companies and non-banks alike are creating streams of banking services that are interesting, elegant, and refreshing and they're winning the hearts and minds of early adopters. Not a one-size-fits-all approach, this book offers many different tactics for community banks and credit unions to compete and flourish in the new world. * Analyze fintech's threat to the community banking model * Learn where community banking must improve to compete * Disprove the myths to uncover the real challenges banks face * Adopt proven strategies to bring your organization into the future Community banks and credit unions were once the go-to institutions for local relationship banking, but their asset share has been on the decline for three decades as the big banks just got bigger. Now, fintech companies are exploiting inefficiencies in the traditional banking model to streamline service and draw even more market share, as community banking executives are left at a loss for fresh tactics and forward-looking strategy. Bankruption + Website shows how community banks can be saved, and provides a proven path to success.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119273851 20170206
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x, 326 pages ; 20 cm
  • Introduction: 'It's a misunderstanding'
  • The barometer of fear
  • 'Why did you do it?'
  • Superheros and beauty pagents
  • The LIBOR illusion
  • The value of secrets
  • Conventions and conspiracies
  • Rotten apples
  • The perfect storm.
The LIBOR affair has been described as the 'biggest banking scandal in history', a deception affecting not only banks but also corporations, pension funds and ordinary people. But was this just the tip of the iceberg? Was the scandal the work of a few 'bad apples' or an inevitable result of a financial system rotten to its core? Labelled 'one of the world's most infamous rogue traders' in the wake of a mis-marking scandal, Alexis Stenfors went on to rebuild his life and now guides us through the shadowy world of modern banking, providing an insider's account of the secret practices - including the manipulation of foreign exchange rates - which have allowed banks to profit from systematic deception. Containing remarkable and often shocking insights derived from his own experiences in the dealing room, as well as his spectacular fall from grace at Merrill Lynch, Barometer of Fear draws back the curtain to a realm that for too long has remained hidden from public view.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783609291 20171002
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xvi, 304 pages ; 24 cm
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • IDA burden-sharing : the unresolved puzzle
  • Three power plays behind the politics of IDA burden-sharing
  • IDA in the 1960s : hegemonic leadership amid bipolar geopolitics
  • IDA in the 1970s : a turbulent era with accelerated burden-shifting
  • IDA in the 1980s : the rise and retreat of the `Reagan revolution'
  • IDA in the 1990s : the struggle for power and fairness in a unipolar world
  • IDA in the new millennium : leadership in transition?
  • China's ascendancy : influence from within and impact from outside.
China's initiative to establish the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), attracting membership from G7 countries against the vocal opposition of the United States, has been recognised as a significant moment in an ongoing hegemonic transition. This book examines how power transitions have played out in the World Bank over the last five decades, offering the first authentic account of the international diplomacy behind donor financing of the World Bank's International Development Association (IDA). Jiajun Xu decodes how the United States amplified its influence at the World Bank despite its flagging financial contributions to IDA. She further demonstrates that the widening influence-to-contribution disparity provoked other donors into taking 'exit/voice' measures, contesting the hegemon's legitimacy. A rising China initially decided to become an IDA donor, seeking influence from within. However, the entrenched hegemonic position of the United States in World Bank governance drove China to initiate the AIIB and New Development Bank, putting competitive pressures on the US-centred multilateral institutions to adapt.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107172845 20171009
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24 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 28 cm.
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xiv, 257 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • A short history of white-collar criminal prosecutions
  • Angelo Mozilo and Countrywide's "toxic" subprime mortgages
  • Wall Street's fraudulent sales of toxic mortgages --\tLehman's phantom cash
  • Joe Cassano and AIG's derivatives casino
  • Goldman's abacus
  • The dimensions of lawlessness
  • Looking forward : reimposing law.
A critical examination of the wrongdoing underlying the 2008 financial crisis An unprecedented breakdown in the rule of law occurred in the United States after the 2008 financial collapse. Bank of America, JPMorgan, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, and other large banks settled securities fraud claims with the Securities and Exchange Commission for failing to disclose the risks of subprime mortgages they sold to the investing public. But a corporation cannot commit fraud except through human beings working at and managing the firm. Rather than breaking up these powerful megabanks, essentially imposing a corporate death penalty, the government simply accepted fines that essentially punished innocent shareholders instead of senior leaders at the megabanks. It allowed the real wrongdoers to walk away from criminal responsibility. In The Case for the Corporate Death Penalty, Mary Kreiner Ramirez and Steven A. Ramirez examine the best available evidence about the wrongdoing underlying the financial crisis. They reveal that the government failed to use its most powerful law enforcement tools despite overwhelming proof of wide-ranging and large-scale fraud on Wall Street before, during, and after the crisis. The pattern of criminal indulgences exposes the onset of a new degree of crony capitalism in which the most economically and political powerful can commit financial crimes of vast scale with criminal and regulatory immunity. A new economic royalty has seized the commanding heights of our economy through their control of trillions in corporate and individual wealth and their ability to dispense patronage. The Case for the Corporate Death Penalty shows that this new lawlessness poses a profound threat that urgently demands political action and proposes attainable measures to restore the rule of law in the financial sector.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781479881574 20170424
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15. Corporate finance [2017]

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xxxii, 1136 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • PART 1: INTRODUCTION 1. The Corporation 2. Introduction to Financial Statement Analysis 3. Financial Decision Making and the Law of One Price PART 2: TIME, MONEY, AND INTEREST RATES 4. The Time Value of Money 5. Interest Rates 6. Valuing Bonds PART 3: VALUING PROJECTS AND FIRMS 7. Investment Decision Rules 8. Fundamentals of Capital Budgeting 9. Valuing Stocks PART 4: RISK AND RETURN 10. Capital Markets and the Pricing of Risk 11. Optimal Portfolio Choice and the Capital Asset Pricing Model 12. Estimating the Cost of Capital 13. Investor Behavior and Capital Market Efficiency PART 5: CAPITAL STRUCTURE 14. Capital Structure in a Perfect Market 15. Debt and Taxes 16. Financial Distress, Managerial Incentives, and Information 17. Payout Policy PART 6: ADVANCED VALUATION 18. Capital Budgeting and Valuation with Leverage 19. Valuation and Financial Modeling: A Case Study PART 7: OPTIONS 20. Financial Options 21. Option Valuation 22. Real Options PART 8: LONG-TERM FINANCING 23. Raising Equity Capital 24. Debt Financing 25. Leasing PART 9: SHORT-TERM FINANCING 26. Working Capital Management 27. Short-Term Financial Planning PART 10: SPECIAL TOPICS 28. Mergers and Acquisitions 29. Corporate Governance 30. Risk Management 31. International Corporate Finance.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134083278 20171002
  • PART 1: INTRODUCTION 1. The Corporation 2. Introduction to Financial Statement Analysis 3. Financial Decision Making and the Law of One Price PART 2: TIME, MONEY, AND INTEREST RATES 4. The Time Value of Money 5. Interest Rates 6. Valuing Bonds PART 3: VALUING PROJECTS AND FIRMS 7. Investment Decision Rules 8. Fundamentals of Capital Budgeting 9. Valuing Stocks PART 4: RISK AND RETURN 10. Capital Markets and the Pricing of Risk 11. Optimal Portfolio Choice and the Capital Asset Pricing Model 12. Estimating the Cost of Capital 13. Investor Behavior and Capital Market Efficiency PART 5: CAPITAL STRUCTURE 14. Capital Structure in a Perfect Market 15. Debt and Taxes 16. Financial Distress, Managerial Incentives, and Information 17. Payout Policy PART 6: ADVANCED VALUATION 18. Capital Budgeting and Valuation with Leverage 19. Valuation and Financial Modeling: A Case Study.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134202648 20171002
For MBA/graduate students taking a course in corporate finance. An Emphasis on Core Financial Principles to Elevate Individuals' Financial Decision Making Berk and DeMarzo's Corporate Finance uses a unifying valuation framework, the Law Of One Price, to present the core content instructors expect, the new ideas they want, and the pedagogy their students need to succeed. Corporate Finance: The Core fits programs and individual professors who desire a streamlined book that is specifically tailored to the topics covered in the first one-semester course. For programs and professors who would like to use a text in a two semester, or more, sequence, please see Corporate Finance, the 31-chapter book also by Jonathan Berk and Peter DeMarzo. Also Available with MyFinanceLab(TM) MyFinanceLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyFinanceLab does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyFinanceLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyFinanceLab, search for: 0134409272 / 9780134409276 Corporate Finance: The Core Plus MyFinanceLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: *0134202643 / 9780134202648 Corporate Finance: The Core*0134202910 / 9780134202914 MyFinanceLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Corporate Finance: The Core.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134202648 20171002
For MBA/graduate students taking a course in corporate finance. An Emphasis on Core Financial Principles to Elevate Individuals' Financial Decision Making Using the unifying valuation framework based on the Law of One Price, top researchers Jonathan Berk and Peter DeMarzo have set the new canon for corporate finance textbooks. Corporate Finance blends coverage of time-tested principles and the latest advancements with the practical perspective of the financial manager, so students have the knowledge and tools they need to make sound financial decisions in their careers. For a streamlined book specifically tailored to the topics covered in the first one-semester course, Corporate Finance: The Core is also available by Jonathan Berk and Peter DeMarzo. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyFinanceLabTM does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyFinanceLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyFinanceLab, search for: 0134408896 / 9780134408897 Corporate Finance Plus MyFinanceLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: *013408327X / 9780134083278 Corporate Finance*0134099176 / 9780134099170 MyFinanceLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Corporate Finance.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134083278 20171002
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LAW-1011-01
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ix, 352 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • "A bureau for the promotion of honesty" : the birth of systematic credit surveillance
  • Coming to terms with credit : the nineteenth-century origins of consumer credit surveillance
  • Credit workers unite : professionalization and the rise of a national credit infrastructure
  • Running the credit gauntlet : extracting, ordering, and communicating consumer information
  • "You are judged by your credit" : teaching and targeting the consumer
  • "File clerk's paradise" : postwar credit reporting on the eve of automation
  • Encoding the consumer : the computerization of credit reporting and credit scoring
  • Database panic : computerized credit surveillance and its discontents
  • From debts to data : credit bureaus in the new information economy
  • Epilogue.
The first consumer credit bureaus appeared in the 1870s and quickly amassed huge archives of deeply personal information. Today, the three leading credit bureaus are among the most powerful institutions in modern life-yet we know almost nothing about them. Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion are multi-billion-dollar corporations that track our movements, spending behavior, and financial status. This data is used to predict our riskiness as borrowers and to judge our trustworthiness and value in a broad array of contexts, from insurance and marketing to employment and housing. In Creditworthy, the first comprehensive history of this crucial American institution, Josh Lauer explores the evolution of credit reporting from its nineteenth-century origins to the rise of the modern consumer data industry. By revealing the sophistication of early credit reporting networks, Creditworthy highlights the leading role that commercial surveillance has played-ahead of state surveillance systems-in monitoring the economic lives of Americans. Lauer charts how credit reporting grew from an industry that relied on personal knowledge of consumers to one that employs sophisticated algorithms to determine a person's trustworthiness. Ultimately, Lauer argues that by converting individual reputations into brief written reports-and, later, credit ratings and credit scores-credit bureaus did something more profound: they invented the modern concept of financial identity. Creditworthy reminds us that creditworthiness is never just about economic "facts." It is fundamentally concerned with-and determines-our social standing as an honest, reliable, profit-generating person.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231168083 20180129
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xii, 233 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Acknowledgments ix Introduction: A Hidden Inequality 1 Worlds of Uncertainty 1 Earning 21 2 Spending 47 3 Smoothing and Spiking 65 How Families Cope 4 Saving 87 5 Borrowing 110 6 Sharing 130 New Ways of Seeing 7 Sometimes Poor 151 8 Secure and in Control 168 Notes 179 Bibliography 203 Index 225.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691172989 20170515
What the financial diaries of working-class families reveal about economic stresses, why they happen, and what policies might reduce them Deep within the American Dream lies the belief that hard work and steady saving will ensure a comfortable retirement and a better life for one's children. But in a nation experiencing unprecedented prosperity, even for many families who seem to be doing everything right, this ideal is still out of reach. In The Financial Diaries, Jonathan Morduch and Rachel Schneider draw on the groundbreaking U.S. Financial Diaries, which follow the lives of 235 low- and middle-income families as they navigate through a year. Through the Diaries, Morduch and Schneider challenge popular assumptions about how Americans earn, spend, borrow, and save--and they identify the true causes of distress and inequality for many working Americans. We meet real people, ranging from a casino dealer to a street vendor to a tax preparer, who open up their lives and illustrate a world of financial uncertainty in which even limited financial success requires imaginative--and often costly--coping strategies. Morduch and Schneider detail what families are doing to help themselves and describe new policies and technologies that will improve stability for those who need it most. Combining hard facts with personal stories, The Financial Diaries presents an unparalleled inside look at the economic stresses of today's families and offers powerful, fresh ideas for solving them.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691172989 20170515
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xviii, 393 pages ; 25 cm
  • Prologue
  • Silver Thursday
  • Bright ideas
  • Chicago vs. New York
  • Shifting gears
  • A deal in D.C.
  • Stock futures, bond failures
  • A plague from Oklahoma
  • Bulls and banks
  • Chicago rising
  • Arbitrage and accommodation
  • Banks on the brink
  • Mergers and mutations
  • Berkeley rising, banks falling
  • Witching hours
  • Rational markets?
  • Pandora's portfolios
  • January omens, July alarms
  • The worst weeks ever
  • 508 points
  • Juggling hand grenades
  • Placing blame, dodging reality
  • Epilogue.
"The definitive account of the crash of 1987, a cautionary tale of how the U.S. financial system nearly collapsed ... Monday, October 19, 1987, was by far the worst day in Wall Street history. The market fell 22.6 percent--almost twice as bad as the worst day of 1929--equal to a loss of nearly 5,000 points today. But Black Monday was more than just a one-day market crash; it was seven years in the making and threatened the entire U.S. financial system. Drawing on superlative archival research and dozens of original interviews, [the author] weaves a tale of ignored warnings, market delusions, and destructive decisions, a drama that stretches from New York and Washington to Chicago and California. Among the central characters are pension fund managers, bank presidents, government regulators, exchange executives, and a pair of university professors whose bright idea for reducing risk backfires with devastating consequences. As the story hurtles toward a terrible reckoning, the players struggle to avoid a national panic, and unexpected heroes step in to avert total disaster. For thirty years, investors, bankers, and regulators have failed to heed the lessons of Black Monday. But with uncanny precision, all the key fault lines of the devastating crisis of 2008--breakneck automation, poorly understood financial products fueled by vast amounts of borrowed money, fragmented regulation, gigantic herdlike investors--were first exposed as hazards in 1987. [This book] offers a new way of looking not only at the past but at our financial future as well."-- Provided by publisher.
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19. Das Geld [2017]

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3 volumes ; 21 cm
  • Band 1. Ökonomie des Geldes : Kooperation und Akkumulation
  • Band 2. Soziologie des Geldes : Heuristik und Mythos
  • Band 3. Recht des Geldes : Regulierung und Gerechtigkeit.
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xii, 189 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction to hedge fund compliance
  • Introduction to hedge fund regulation and examination
  • The chief compliance officer and regulatory reporting
  • In-house compliance professionals and hedge fund committees
  • Hedge fund compliance technology
  • Compliance consultants and other compliance-related service providers
  • Understanding key compliance documentation
  • Investor evaluation of hedge fund compliance functions
  • Case studies and example scenarios in hedge fund compliance
  • Common compliance pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • Interviews with compliance service providers
  • Trends and future developments.
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