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The Effects of Political Institutions on Varieties of Capitalism (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Matthew P. Arsenault The Effects of Political Institutions on Varieties of Capitalism (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Matthew P. Arsenault
R3,224 R2,617 Discovery Miles 26 170 Save R607 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book identifies and explores the mechanisms linking political institutions and variation in capitalist systems. A strong correlation exists between varieties of political regimes and varieties of capitalism: majoritarian political regimes are correlated with liberal market economies (LMEs) and consensus political regimes are correlated with coordinated market economies (CMEs). Still, correlation is not causation. Empirical findings illustrate that partisanship and policy legacies, the number of political parties, electoral rules, and constitutional constraints are significant indicators of LMEs and CMEs. Arsenault finds that majoritarian institutions create an environment of adversarial politics and strong competition between actors, which makes credible commitment to nonmarket coordination mechanisms unlikely. Consensus institutions, on the other hand, promote an atmosphere of cooperation and coordination between actors, thus encouraging credible commitment to nonmarket coordination mechanisms. Qualitative case studies of Germany, Britain, and New Zealand confirm the quantitative findings and suggest that political regimes were instrumental in shaping the economic adjustment paths of these countries during the era of liberalization in the 1980s.

Budgetary Politics in American Governments (Paperback, 6th New edition): James J Gosling Budgetary Politics in American Governments (Paperback, 6th New edition)
James J Gosling
R1,482 Discovery Miles 14 820 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This comprehensive book describes and analyzes the substance and politics of public budgeting at the national, state, and local levels of government. In doing so, it takes a comparative approach, illustrating the distinctiveness of budgeting at each level, as well as highlighting the features common to all three. A unifying focus is the extent to which budgetary decision makers use the budget as a central vehicle to advance their policy preferences. This fully updated sixth edition provides an extensive and thorough analysis of the causes of the Great Recession, its economic consequences, and the policy responses which pushed the boundaries of conventional monetary and fiscal policy. Also new to this edition is a chapter on the intergovernmental dimensions of public budgeting, along with boxed features highlighting hands-on vignettes of contemporary practical challenges facing budget makers at the different levels of government.

Real Money, Real Power? - The Challenges with Participatory Budgeting in New York City (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Daniel... Real Money, Real Power? - The Challenges with Participatory Budgeting in New York City (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Daniel Williams, Don Waisanen
R1,299 Discovery Miles 12 990 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

New York City has the largest council-sponsored Participatory Budgeting (PB) processes in North America. From its inception in Brazil, PB was a process that empowered the least-advantaged members of the community by providing a way to propose budget allocations through voting. This book reports on a multi-methodological study of New York City's participatory budgeting (PB) process from the perspective of a city resident over time. A participatory budgeting slogan purports that the initiative offers "real power" and "real money" to constituents at a local level. To critically examine such top-down assertions, and different than much that has been written about PB, this book researches and navigates its events the way a member of the community would see it. The study reveals a lack of transparency, manipulation by city agencies, the favorable treatment of insider proposed projects, and a failure to reveal the basis of project costs. It also finds that there is no singular participatory budgeting project in New York City. Instead, there are numerous participatory budget projects, as many as there are council members who engage in the practice. This book provides a ground-level view of these limitations and recommends substantial reform.

Chaos and Compromise - The Evolution of the Mississippi Budgeting Process (Hardcover): Brian A. Pugh Chaos and Compromise - The Evolution of the Mississippi Budgeting Process (Hardcover)
Brian A. Pugh; Foreword by Ronny Frith
R2,344 Discovery Miles 23 440 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Chaos and Compromise: The Evolution of the Mississippi Budgeting Process takes the topic of budgeting and makes it exciting, and not just for political junkies. Instead of focusing on numbers, this book looks at the policymakers responsible for the budget. Brian A. Pugh provides a historical perspective on the decisions and actions of legislators and governors going back more than a century. Pugh reviews how Mississippi's budget making evolved and sifts legislation and litigation as well as those legislators and governors responsible for developing this process. Pugh explains in detail the significant actions taken by the legislative, judicial, and executive branches of government that affected Mississippi's procedures. Significant legislation covered includes the passage of Senate Bill 356, which gave the governor the authority to prepare and submit a budget recommendation in 1918; the passage of the Administrative Reorganization Act of 1984; the passage of the Budget Reform Act of 1992; and the passage of the Financial and Operational Responses That Invigorate Future Years Act (FORTIFY) during the First Extraordinary Session of 2017. The first two chapters provide a historical perspective and give the reader an understanding of how legislation and litigation contributed. The book also covers interventions by the courts, which led to the unprecedented separation of powers case Alexander v. State of Mississippi by and Through Allain (1983). In addition to discussing important laws and legislators, Pugh takes a detailed look at six of Mississippi's recent governors - Bill Allain, Ray Mabus, Kirk Fordice, Ronnie Musgrove, Haley Barbour, and Phil Bryant - to examine their methods for getting the legislature to include their ideas in the often anguished process of making a budget.

Chaos and Compromise - The Evolution of the Mississippi Budgeting Process (Paperback): Brian A. Pugh Chaos and Compromise - The Evolution of the Mississippi Budgeting Process (Paperback)
Brian A. Pugh; Foreword by Ronny Frith
R659 Discovery Miles 6 590 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Chaos and Compromise: The Evolution of the Mississippi Budgeting Process takes the topic of budgeting and makes it exciting, and not just for political junkies. Instead of focusing on numbers, this book looks at the policymakers responsible for the budget. Brian A. Pugh provides a historical perspective on the decisions and actions of legislators and governors going back more than a century. Pugh reviews how Mississippi's budget making evolved and sifts legislation and litigation as well as those legislators and governors responsible for developing this process. Pugh explains in detail the significant actions taken by the legislative, judicial, and executive branches of government that affected Mississippi's procedures. Significant legislation covered includes the passage of Senate Bill 356, which gave the governor the authority to prepare and submit a budget recommendation in 1918; the passage of the Administrative Reorganization Act of 1984; the passage of the Budget Reform Act of 1992; and the passage of the Financial and Operational Responses That Invigorate Future Years Act (FORTIFY) during the First Extraordinary Session of 2017. The first two chapters provide a historical perspective and give the reader an understanding of how legislation and litigation contributed. The book also covers interventions by the courts, which led to the unprecedented separation of powers case Alexander v. State of Mississippi by and Through Allain (1983). In addition to discussing important laws and legislators, Pugh takes a detailed look at six of Mississippi's recent governors - Bill Allain, Ray Mabus, Kirk Fordice, Ronnie Musgrove, Haley Barbour, and Phil Bryant - to examine their methods for getting the legislature to include their ideas in the often anguished process of making a budget.

Bank Funding, Financial Instruments and Decision-Making in the Banking Industry (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Santiago Carbo... Bank Funding, Financial Instruments and Decision-Making in the Banking Industry (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Santiago Carbo Valverde, Pedro Jesus Cuadros Solas, Francisco Rodriguez Fernandez
R3,545 R2,886 Discovery Miles 28 860 Save R659 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides insight into current research topics in finance and banking in the aftermath of the financial crisis. Expert authors authoritatively analyse how banks finance their activities and resolve funding issues. Chapters specifically discuss financial instruments such as corporate bonds, IPOs, sukuks and microfinance investment vehicles (MIVs) in light of the importance of institutional funding gaps. The decision-making process within the banking industry with regard to long-range financial decisions and dividend policies is also discussed.

The Fiscal Crisis of the State (Paperback, New Ed): James O'Connor The Fiscal Crisis of the State (Paperback, New Ed)
James O'Connor
R1,065 Discovery Miles 10 650 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Fiscal Crisis of the State" refers to the tendency of government expenditures to outpace revenues in the U.S. in the late 1960s and early 1970s, but its relevance to other countries of the period and also in today's global economy is evident. When government expenditure constitutes a larger and larger share of total economy theorists who ignore the impact of the state budget do so at their own (and capitalism's) peril. This volume examines how changes in tax rates and tax structure used to regulate private economic activity. O'Connor theorizes that particular expenditures and programs and the budget as a whole can be understood only in terms of power relationships within the private economy. O'Connor's analysis includes an anatomy of American state capitalism, political power and budgetary control in the United States, social capital expenditures, social expenses of production, financing the budget, and the scope and limits of reform. He shows that the simultaneous growth of monopoly power and the state itself generate an increasingly severe social crisis. State monopolies indirectly determine the state budget by generating needs that the state must satisfy. The state administration organizes production as a result of a series of political decisions. Over time, there is a tendency for what O'Connor calls the social expenses of production to rise, and the state is increasingly compelled to socialize these expenses. The state has three ways to finance increased budgetary outlays: create state enterprises that produce social expenditures; issue debt and borrowing against further tax revenues; raise tax rates and introduce new taxes. None of these mechanisms are satisfactory. Neither the development of state enterprise nor the growth of state debt liberates the state from fiscal concerns. Similarly, tax finance is a form of economic exploitation and thus a problem for class analysis. O'Connor contends that the fiscal crisis of the capitalist state is the inevitable consequence of the structural gap between state expenditures and revenues. The state's only way to ameliorate the fiscal crisis is to accelerate the growth of the social-industrial complex. In his new introduction, O'Connor describes "The Fiscal Crisis of the State" as "the product of a unique combination of personal, intellectual, and political experiencesa." He goes on to explain the origins of his theory and the consequences of "The Fiscal Crisis of the State." He answers the question "is there a fiscal crisis today?" and discusses changes in fiscal policy since the '60s and '70s. James O'Connor is emeritus professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Federal Budget Issues, Carryover Balances & Sequestration Questions (Hardcover): Melissa L Desmond Federal Budget Issues, Carryover Balances & Sequestration Questions (Hardcover)
Melissa L Desmond
R3,290 Discovery Miles 32 900 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The federal budget is central to Congress's ability to exercise its "power of the purse". Recent economic turmoil put strain on the federal budget due to declining revenues and increasing spending levels. Subsequently, policies enacted to restrain spending, along with an improving economy, have put the federal budget on a more sustainable path in the near term. In this book, the authors discuss issues in the federal budget for FY2014 and beyond. Key questions that should be considered when evaluating balances in federal accounts are discussed, and frequently asked questions in the sequestration as a budget enforcement process are answered.

Economics and Ageing - Volume I: Theory (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018): Jose Luis Iparraguirre Economics and Ageing - Volume I: Theory (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018)
Jose Luis Iparraguirre
R1,946 R1,833 Discovery Miles 18 330 Save R113 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This upper level textbook provides a coherent introduction to the economic implications of individual and population ageing. Placing economic considerations into a wider social sciences context, this is ideal reading not only for advanced undergraduate and masters students in economics, health economics and the economics of ageing, but also policy makers, students, professionals and practitioners in gerontology, sociology, health-related sciences and social care. This volume introduces the different conceptualisations of age and definitions of `old age', as well as the main theories of individual ageing as developed in the disciplines of biology, psychology and sociology. It covers the economic theories of fertility, mortality and migration and describes the four main frameworks that can be used to study economics and ageing, namely the life cycle, the overlapping generations, the perpetual youth and the dynastic models.

Embedded Autonomy - States and Industrial Transformation (Paperback, New): Peter B. Evans Embedded Autonomy - States and Industrial Transformation (Paperback, New)
Peter B. Evans
R1,320 R1,052 Discovery Miles 10 520 Save R268 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In recent years, debate on the state's economic role has too often devolved into diatribes against intervention. Peter Evans questions such simplistic views, offering a new vision of why state involvement works in some cases and produces disasters in others. To illustrate, he looks at how state agencies, local entrepreneurs, and transnational corporations shaped the emergence of computer industries in Brazil, India, and Korea during the seventies and eighties.

Evans starts with the idea that states vary in the way they are organized and tied to society. In some nations, like Zaire, the state is predatory, ruthlessly extracting and providing nothing of value in return. In others, like Korea, it is developmental, promoting industrial transformation. In still others, like Brazil and India, it is in between, sometimes helping, sometimes hindering. Evans's years of comparative research on the successes and failures of state involvement in the process of industrialization have here been crafted into a persuasive and entertaining work, which demonstrates that successful state action requires an understanding of its own limits, a realistic relationship to the global economy, and the combination of coherent internal organization and close links to society that Evans called "embedded autonomy."

Public-Private Partnerships in Infrastructure - Managing the Challenges (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Kumar V. Pratap, Rajesh... Public-Private Partnerships in Infrastructure - Managing the Challenges (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Kumar V. Pratap, Rajesh Chakrabarti
R2,784 R2,505 Discovery Miles 25 050 Save R279 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The book provides readers with a clear understanding of infrastructure challenges, how Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) can help, and their use in practice. Infrastructure bottlenecks are generally considered the most important constraint to growth in many countries worldwide. Historically, infrastructure projects have been financed and implemented by the state. However, owing to the fiscal resource crunch, time and cost over-runs, and the general poor quality of publicly provided infrastructure, many emerging market governments, including India, have increasingly adopted PPPs with billions of dollars of investment riding on them. The results have been varied - from spectacular airports like the Delhi International Airport Limited with the associated controversy over land use, to the renegotiation of contracts as in the case of Tata Mundra Ultra Mega Power Project. Illustrating concepts with relevant case studies, the book makes the challenges of PPPs understandable to industry and management practitioners as well as students of management, public policy and economics. It is useful to practitioners wishing to avoid the pitfalls in the tricky terrain of PPPs and policymakers wanting guidance in crafting proper incentives. It also helps students gain a holistic and "applied" understanding of this increasingly important and popular model. "Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in India are currently under stress. A comprehensive treatment of the subject by a long-time and erudite practitioner and a management academic, this book should be useful to students trying to learn the basics, while also being valuable to professionals and policy makers. The book suggests that the Government should hold bidders accountable to their submitted bids, thereby preserving sanctity of contract. This will discourage aggressive bidding which has become a serious and endemic problem. The book also suggests the use of better bidding criteria to mitigate traffic risk in transport projects. Policy makers should pay heed to these suggestions as they consider improvements in the PPP policy regime going forward."-Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Adviser, India "For a fast-growing India, infrastructure creation and operation is a great challenge and opportunity. This excellent book combines theory and practice on PPPs, and is very useful for professionals and students alike. With case studies and current developments, the authors bring out issues in India with global experiences as well. A must-read for infrastructure practitioners."-Shailesh Pathak, Chief Executive (Designate), L&T Infrastructure Development Projects Limited "India's program of private participation in infrastructure attracted worldwide attention as it became one of the largest programs in emerging markets. As well as the volumes of finance mobilized, it garnered interest because of some of the innovative approaches developed, such as Viability Gap Funding. The Indian PPP story is well captured in this book, which also makes the point that India is seeing project cancellations and failures rise. The authors analyze the factors behind this and point the way to a more robust PPP market that learns from the experiences of the past."-Clive Harris, Practice Manager, Public-Private Partnerships, World Bank

Proceedings of the 1st AAGBS International Conference on Business Management 2014 (AiCoBM 2014) (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016):... Proceedings of the 1st AAGBS International Conference on Business Management 2014 (AiCoBM 2014) (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Jaafar Pyeman, Wan Edura Wan Rashid, Azlina Hanif, Syed Jamal Abdul Nasir Syed Mohamad, Peck Leong Tan
R5,023 R4,110 Discovery Miles 41 100 Save R913 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The proceedings of the 1st AAGBS International Conference on Business Management 2014 (AiCoBM 2014), held in Penang, Malaysia, gathers 57 refereed papers. They cover areas relating to various aspects of business management and reflect the conference's three main themes (management and marketing, economics and finance, and entrepreneurship) and present original papers contributed by researchers, scholars, professionals and postgraduate students. They address a range of disciplines that encompass each of the main themes. Using basic and applied research findings together with case studies they provide valuable information on current research trends in business management, international business, marketing, economics, finance, Islamic finance and economics, and entrepreneurship.

International Public Procurement - Innovation and Knowledge Sharing (Hardcover, 2015 ed.): Khi V. Thai International Public Procurement - Innovation and Knowledge Sharing (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Khi V. Thai
R3,390 R2,864 Discovery Miles 28 640 Save R526 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Using a comparative framework, this volume presents case studies of issues of public procurement and discusses how procurement professionals and policy makers in different regions are responding to these challenges. This book discusses current issues in public procurement. Over the past few decades, public procurement has had to evolve conceptually and organizationally in the face of unrelenting budget constraints, government downsizing, public demand for increased transparency in public procurement, as well as greater concerns about efficiency, fairness and equity. Procurement professionals have also had to deal with a changeable climate produced by emerging technology, environmental concerns, and ongoing tension between complex regional trade agreements and national socioeconomic goals. The first section discusses innovation and reforms in public procurement and how practitioners are adapting to and making use of new technologies. The second section addresses the challenges of maintaining transparency, equity, and fairness in public procurement. The final section discusses preferential public procurement and introduces strategies for building sustainable public procurement systems. By combining theory and analysis with evidence from the real world, this book is of equal use to academics, policy makers, and procurement professionals.

Emergence, Entanglement, and Political Economy (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): David Hebert, Diana Thomas Emergence, Entanglement, and Political Economy (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
David Hebert, Diana Thomas
R2,540 Discovery Miles 25 400 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This volume is intended to serve as a review of the "next generation" of political economy scholars in what can be called the "Wagnerian" tradition, which traces its roots to Buchanan and De Viti De Marco in the 1930s, who argued that any decision that results from a political entity must be the product of individual decision makers operating within some framework of formal and informal rules. To treat these decisions as if they were the product of one single mind, or even simply the additive result of several decisions, is to fundamentally misunderstand and mischaracterize the dynamics of collective action. Today, Richard Wagner is among the most prominent theorists in analyzing the institutional foundations of the economy and the organization of political decision-making. In this collection of original essays, former students schooled in this tradition offer emerging insights on public choice theory, public finance, and political economy, across a range of topics from voting behavior to entrepreneurship.

Financing Basic Income - Addressing the Cost Objection (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Richard Pereira Financing Basic Income - Addressing the Cost Objection (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Richard Pereira
R1,946 Discovery Miles 19 460 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This Palgrave Pivot argues that basic income at a decent level is, in fact, affordable. The contributors approach the topic from the perspectives of three different countries-Canada, Switzerland, and Australia-to overcome objections that a universal program to keep all citizens above the poverty line would be too expensive to implement. They assess the complex array of revenue sources that can make universal basic income feasible, from the underestimated value of public program redundancies to new and so far unaccounted publicly owned assets.

Wealth, Income Inequalities, and Demography - The Long-Term Policy View (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Luigi Paganetto Wealth, Income Inequalities, and Demography - The Long-Term Policy View (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Luigi Paganetto
R5,328 R4,408 Discovery Miles 44 080 Save R920 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this book, leading experts take a long-term view of the trends and policies of most relevance in achieving the structural readjustment required by the current crisis, which for too long has been viewed merely as an economic recession. A wide variety of issues are addressed, including the implications of the massive movement of wealth from advanced countries to emerging ones and the increasing income inequality evident within many countries. Prospects for growth toward the mid-century and beyond are discussed, with consideration of lessons from the past and the impact of various constraints, including corruption. The policies and reforms required to restore economic dynamism within the EU and more generally, to foster the "Good Economy" are discussed, recognizing the need for measures to promote innovation, entrepreneurship, well-being and high levels of environmental performance. The book comprises a selection of contributions presented at the XXV Villa Mondragone International Economic Seminar. For the past quarter of a century, this seminar has brought together leading experts to engage in debates on pressing economic questions. This book, based on the most recent gathering, will be of interest to all who are concerned about the challenges to growth, well-being and social inclusion that will have to be confronted in the coming decades.

Sustainability of External Imbalances - A Critical Appraisal (Paperback, 2015 ed.): Angelique Herzberg Sustainability of External Imbalances - A Critical Appraisal (Paperback, 2015 ed.)
Angelique Herzberg
R1,781 R1,546 Discovery Miles 15 460 Save R235 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Since the mid-1990s, sustainability of large and persistent current account positions have been attracting much attention from policy makers and economists alike. Alongside global imbalances, sustainability of imbalances within the euro area, which started widening shortly after the introduction of the euro, raised much concern. While there exists a large body of theoretical and empirical literature on sustainability of external imbalances, a systematic survey has been lacking so far. Angelique Herzberg fills this gap by examining a broad range of established sustainability measures concerning their applicability to the various global and intra-euro imbalances of the recent past. Furthermore, the author examines the existence of feedback effects from an economys net international investment position to its trade balance.

Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations - Questions of Accountability and Autonomy (Paperback, 2015): Linda Goncalves Veiga, Mathew... Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations - Questions of Accountability and Autonomy (Paperback, 2015)
Linda Goncalves Veiga, Mathew Kurian, Reza Ardakanian
R1,376 R1,177 Discovery Miles 11 770 Save R199 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book examines and analyzes issues related to public finance in subnational governments, along with a discussion of case studies on decentralization. Most of the analysis applies to all public goods and services provided by subnational governments, with some placed on the role of subnational governments in the management of environmental resources, notably water and waste Coverage includes optimal arrangements for sharing fiscal responsibilities among different levels of government, the potential impact of decentralization on the quality of public goods delivery, local governments' expenditure and revenue choices, and the effect of decentralization on accountability, governance and policy outcomes. The scope of discussion extends to both public finance theory and applied policy debates. The first chapter, on trends in financing of public services, opens with an explanation of the how and why of government intervention in the economy, the nature and purposes of transfers between and among governments and trends in decentralization. Case studies examine the impact of decentralization in such areas as service delivery, water and sanitation, education and health, and on poverty and income inequality. Chapter 2 examines public budgets: governance structures, norms and organizational practices, building up understanding of budgets, budget cycles, fiscal revenues from fees and taxes, expenses, debt and political economy issues, rules mandating balanced budgets in government and more. Chapter 3 discusses issues of accountability and policy outcomes, offering important lessons from recent international experience, including ways to strengthen political, administrative and financial accountability. The concluding chapter recounts lessons from recent international experience and surveys implications for the nexus approach to management of environmental resources. The information, analysis and expert advice presented here is particularly relevant for developing and emerging countries, where well designed decentralization reforms have a higher potential to improve efficiency in the provision of public services, and to enhance the development of integrated and sustainable strategies for the use of water, soil and waste resources and applications that advance the nexus approach.

Financial Crises, Sovereign Risk and the Role of Institutions (Hardcover, 2013): Dominik Maltritz, Michael Berlemann Financial Crises, Sovereign Risk and the Role of Institutions (Hardcover, 2013)
Dominik Maltritz, Michael Berlemann
R2,752 R2,271 Discovery Miles 22 710 Save R481 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The recent world economic crisis showed very clearly that financial crises and sovereign defaults are severe threats to economic and social prosperity. In addition, it became apparent that currency crises and banking crises often occur together and are closely related to sovereign debt crises and defaults.

The present book contains new research on various important issues related to financial crises and sovereign default risk by leading experts in the field. The book discusses new modelling approaches to financial crises, defaults and their interdependencies. It also sheds light on the consequences of different sorts of crises for the trust in the institutions which are concerned with managing them. Moreover, it provides discussions of several institutional features of the EMU and the world financial system and in particular the risks inherent in these institutions. The book also includes interesting suggestions for solving crises and improving financial stability.

The American Monetary System - An Insider's View of Financial Institutions, Markets and Monetary Policy (Hardcover, 2013):... The American Monetary System - An Insider's View of Financial Institutions, Markets and Monetary Policy (Hardcover, 2013)
William H Wallace
R3,086 R2,730 Discovery Miles 27 300 Save R356 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Today's financial system is considerably more complex than in years past, as new financial instruments have been introduced that are not well understood even by the people and institutions that invest in them. Numerous high-risk opportunities are available, and the number of people who unwittingly wander into such ventures seems to grow daily. There is also the realization that people's lives are affected by the financial system without their overt participation in it. Despite no active participation, pensions can be emasculated by a sudden decline in interest rates, or a rise in rates can increase the monthly payments on a mortgage, credit cards or other debt. This book looks at the history of the American banking system, including the passage of the Federal Reserve Act in 1913, the implementation of deposit insurance, along with certain other provisions of the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933, the Bretton-Woods agreements, the forces of technological innovation and the Dodd-Frank Act, passed by Congress in 2010 for regulatory reform. This book will be of interest to undergraduate and graduate level students that want to gain a broad understanding of how the financial system works, why it is important to the economy as a whole, and what its strengths and weaknesses are. Also, readers should gain an understanding of what the Federal Reserve, other regulators and other central banks are doing, and will be in a position to critique their actions and say with some depth of understanding why they agree or disagree with them.

Hurricane Damage - Implications of Increased Risk on the Federal Budget (Hardcover): Martha Atkinson Hurricane Damage - Implications of Increased Risk on the Federal Budget (Hardcover)
Martha Atkinson
R4,022 Discovery Miles 40 220 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Damage from hurricanes is expected to increase significantly in the coming decades because of the effects of climate change and coastal development. In turn, potential requests for federal relief and recovery efforts will increase as well. The Congressional Budget Office has estimated the magnitude of the increases in hurricane damage and the associated amounts of federal aid if historical patterns hold. This book provides a detailed discussion on the implications of increased risk on the federal budget of hurricane damage in the upcoming years.

The Euro and International Financial Stability (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Efthymios G. Tsionas The Euro and International Financial Stability (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Efthymios G. Tsionas
R3,865 R3,240 Discovery Miles 32 400 Save R625 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

As a result of the financial crisis, the weaknesses of the Eurozone, including the public debt crisis, materialized in severe depressions in certain of its country members. In this monograph, the author analyzes structural weaknesses of the Eurozone and argues that they can be traced to (i) institutional differences, (ii) differences in the economic structures, (iii) the fundamental inability of European Bureaucracy to deal with crises, and (iv) the extreme rigidity of markets which prevents a general equilibrium in product and credit markets. He concludes that whether the Eurozone is sustainable, depends on future monetary and credit policies, and discusses the implications of reforming it in the best interest of the international banking and financial system. The recent policies of the ECB of "cheap" credit expansion are examined in detail. The approach of the work is along the lines of von Mises' and Hayek's Austrian tradition; additionally, substantive international empirical evidence supporting this Austrian approach is presented.

U.S. Defense Budget & Overseas Contingency Operations Funding - Overviews & Analyses (Hardcover): Jeanne Poole U.S. Defense Budget & Overseas Contingency Operations Funding - Overviews & Analyses (Hardcover)
Jeanne Poole
R2,390 Discovery Miles 23 900 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Administration requested $523.9 billion to cover the FY2017 discretionary base budget of the Department of Defense (DOD). This request is $2.2 billion, or approximately 1%, higher than the corresponding appropriation for FY2016. In addition to the base budget request, the Administration requested $58.8 billion -- including $3.4 billion for the European Reassurance Initiative -- in discretionary funding for Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO). The total discretionary funding request of $609.9 billion, combined with $9.6 billion in mandatory spending, brought the Administrations total FY2017 National Defense budget request to $619.5 billion. In shaping the FY2017 budget, DOD officials stated that they emphasized innovation and other ways to increase the combat effectiveness of U.S. forces while complying with the budget caps. The request aims to field a force that can deter the most technologically advanced potential adversaries using conventional weapons, without assuming that U.S. forces would match the size of enemy forces, by modernizing its equipment and changing its organization rather than by enlarging their numbers. This book provides an overview and analyses of the U.S. defense budget and OCO funding.

Government Finance Statistics Manual 2014 (Spanish Edition) (Paperback): Sage de Clerck, Tobias Wickens Government Finance Statistics Manual 2014 (Spanish Edition) (Paperback)
Sage de Clerck, Tobias Wickens
R1,098 R1,008 Discovery Miles 10 080 Save R90 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The 2007-09 international financial crisis underscored the importance of reliable and timely statistics on the general government and public sectors. Government finance statistics are a basis for fiscal analysis and they play a vital role in developing and monitoring sound fiscal programs and in conducting surveillance of economic policies. The Government Finance Statistics Manual 2014 represents a major step forward in clarifying the standards for compiling and presenting fiscal statistics and strengthens the worldwide effort to improve public sector reporting and transparency.

Financial and Administrative Organization and Development (Hardcover): Stanford Jay Shaw Financial and Administrative Organization and Development (Hardcover)
Stanford Jay Shaw
R3,519 R2,722 Discovery Miles 27 220 Save R797 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Since the opening of the Ottoman Archives, research on the history of the Ottoman Empire prior to 1800 has resulted primarily in the publication of individual financial and administrative records, sometimes with analysis. Dr. Shaw's study is the first effort to use all the available records concerning an individual province, synthesizing them into an exhaustive study of Egypt's administration under Ottoman rule, from its conquest in 1517 until the French invasion of Egypt in 1798. A unique work of scholarship, the book shows in detail the changes made over the centuries, and is based both on the local archives and on the Imperial Ottoman archives located in Istanbul. Originally published in 1962. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

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