Advanced Macroeconomics 2ed.

Advanced Macroeconomics 2ed.
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This is a standard text and starting point for graduate macro courses that helps to lay the groundwork for students doing research in macroeconomics and monetary economics. A series of formal models are used to present and analyze macroeconomic theories, and these are supplemented by examples of relevant empirical work that illustrate the ways in which the theories can be applied and tested. One chapter focuses on fiscal policy and budget deficits and others concentrate on monetary-policy rules, the environment and long-run growth, and the cyclical behaviour of the real wage.

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Analysis of Financial Time Series 2ed.

Analysis of Financial Time Series 2ed.
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Provides statistical tools and techniques needed to understand today's financial markets

The Second Edition of this critically acclaimed text provides a comprehensive and systematic introduction to financial econometric models and their applications in modeling and predicting financial time series data. This latest edition continues to emphasize empirical financial data and focuses on real-world examples. Following this approach, readers will master key aspects of financial time series, including volatility modeling, neural network applications, market microstructure and high-frequency financial data, continuous-time models and Ito's Lemma, Value at Risk, multiple returns analysis, financial factor models, and econometric modeling via computation-intensive methods.

The author begins with the basic characteristics of financial time series data, setting the foundation for the three main topics:

  • Analysis and application of univariate financial time series
  • Return series of multiple assets
  • Bayesian inference in finance methods

This new edition is a thoroughly revised and updated text, including the addition of S-Plus® commands and illustrations. Exercises have been thoroughly updated and expanded and include the most current data, providing readers with more opportunities to put the models and methods into practice. Among the new material added to the text, readers will find:

  • Consistent covariance estimation under heteroscedasticity and serial correlation
  • Alternative approaches to volatility modeling
  • Financial factor models
  • State-space models
  • Kalman filtering
  • Estimation of stochastic diffusion models

The tools provided in this text aid readers in developing a deeper understanding of financial markets through firsthand experience in working with financial data. This is an ideal textbook for MBA students as well as a reference for researchers and professionals in business and finance.

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Aspects of Financial Liberalisation and Capital Market Development in the Carib

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Banking in Small States: The Case of Caribbean Commercial Banks

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Caribbean Trade & Investment Report 2005: Coporate Integration & Cross-Border De

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Comprehensive Planning For the 21st Century

Comprehensive Planning For the 21st Century
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Planning by civil governments, businesses, and the military services has been considered separately in both theory and practice. Those concerned with each of these applications have had little contact with those in the others, despite the common concerns and characteristics of their respective practices.

 

A leading figure in the research and education in planning, Branch draws upon his experience in civil, corporate, and military planning to provide a comprehensive guide to the key aspects of planning. This text is invaluable to those engaged in governmental and business planning and to students working toward careers in urban and regional planning, public administration, business management, and other fields concerned with planning.

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Development Trade and WTO: A Handbook

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Developing countries are increasingly confronted with the need to address trade policy related issues in international agreements, most prominently the World Trade Organization (WTO). New WTO negotiations on a broad range of subjects were launched in November 2001. Determining whether and how international trade agreements can support economic development is a major challenge. Stakeholders in developing countries must be informed on the issues and understand how their interests can be pursued through international cooperation. This handbook offers guidance on the design of trade policy reform, surveys key disciplines and the functioning of the World Trade Organization (WTO), and discusses numerous issues and options that confront developing countries in using international cooperation to improve domestic policy and obtain access to export markets. Many of the issues discussed are also relevant in the context of regional integration agreements. Includes two CD-ROMs: CD-ROM 1 with 'A Dataset on Trade and Production, 1976-99' by Alessandro Nicita and Marcelo Olarreaga; and CD-ROM 2 with 'Applied Trade Policy for Developing Countries: Outline, Content, and Readings for a Short Course' by Jaime de Melo and Marc Bacchetta.

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082134997X
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Don't Burn Our Bridges: The Case for Caribbean Carriers

Don't Burn Our Bridges: The Case for Caribbean Carriers
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Don't Burn our Bridges: The Case for Caribbean Carriers argues that a tourism-dependent region comprised largely of a group of islands must, in its own best interest, retain ownership of key aspects of its air access in spite of the costs and challenges involved in so doing. Air transportation is the glue that cements the tourism market to the destination, but it is also the aerial bridge connecting the territories and peoples of a single market and economy. Often regional airlines are forced to offer a mixture of commercial and social routes, which makes profitability difficult. The social service they provide is critical, however, and public sector shareholders should not measure their return on investment simply in terms of the bottom line.

Holder rejects a widely held view that Caribbean governments, should not support their own carriers financially. Instead, he argues that because of their overall contribution to development generally, the air transportation industry should be counted among those companies in the region which are too big (and important) to be allowed to fail.

Don't Burn Our Bridges documents the history of Caribbean airlines and attempts to demystify the complexities of such concepts as deregulation, yield management, hedging of oil prices, fare setting, fuel surcharges and a la carte pricing, while making the point that running successful airlines has defeated some of the world's most brilliant business minds.

Holder also explores the impact of the global economic meltdown of 2008-2009 on air transportation and Caribbean tourism, and proposes a way forward for air transportation in the Caribbean community.

Co-published with the Caribbean Development Bank

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9789766402327
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Economic Development/10E

Economic Development/10E
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Economic Development is the leading textbook in this field, providing a complete and balanced introduction to the requisite theory, the driving policy issues, and the latest research. Todaro and Smith take a policy-oriented approach, presenting economic theory in the context of critical policy debates and country-specific case studies so students see how theory relates to the problems and prospects of developing countries. In the Tenth Edition, the authors integrate new discussions of hot topic research areas such as gender, colonialism, and natural resources, and they update the extensive applications, data, and country-specific case studies throughout.

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9781405874243
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Economics for Managers

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Elements of Shipping 8ed.

Elements of Shipping 8ed.
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Since it was first published in 1964, Elements of Shipping has become established as a market leader. Now this new edition has been entirely updated and revised to take in the many changes that have occurred in the shipping industry in recent years and the increased emphasis placed on professionalism, qualified personnel and the need for the latest available technology.

With new chapters on seaports and electronic data interchange, it explains in a lucid, professional manner the basic elements of shipping embracing operating, e-commerce/computerization (shipboard/trade), commercial, legal, economic, technical, managerial, logistics and financial considerations. It also reflects recent major trends including the impact of globalization, current good practice and future trends. All twenty-two chapters have been updated and over half of the content is new.

Filling a gap for the discerning reader who wishes to have a complete understanding of all the elements of the global shipping scene together with the interface with seaports, international trade and logistics, it remains essential reading for shipping executives along with students and academics with an interest in the shipping industry.

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Environmental Economics and Management 3E

Environmental Economics and Management 3E
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By retaining a strong focus on policy and real-world issues, Environmental Economics and Management: Theory, Policy and Applications, provides an applied, practical approach to environmental economic theory accessible to students with minimal or more advanced economic exposure. The text has a modular structure, which not only organizes the presentation, but also provides a format that allows instructors flexibility and preference in designing material for the course. The presentation does not compromise economic theoretical concepts, but it does complement economic theory with timely, real-world applications. This text is intended to give undergraduate and MBA students a clear perspective of the relationship between market activity and the environment. The text integrates the business perspective in the development of environmental decision-making - a vantage point often overlooked in more conventional treatments. The general approach uses economic analytical tools such as market models, benefit-cost analysis, and risk analysis to assess environmental problems and to evaluate policy solutions.

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Feminist Economics and The World Bank

Feminist Economics and The World Bank
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The past decade has witnessed a paradigm shift at the World Bank from a focus on structural adjustment to a focus on poverty reduction. As evidenced by the Bank's 2001 report, Engendering Development: Through Rights, Resource and Voice, an increased attention to gender issues has been an important part of this process.

This book brings together a range of responses from feminist economists and other social researchers on the issues raised in this report. With contributions from highly esteemed scholars such as Eudine Barriteau, Diane Elson, Gale Summerfield, and Zafiris Tzannatos, this anthology critically examines the relationships between gender, growth, development, and the World Bank by:

  • developing a history of the World Bank's perspectives on gender
  • empirically evaluating the impacts of the Banks' policies on three different regions of the world
  • exploring the ideological and methodological commitments of the report from a variety of feminist and interdisciplinary social science perspectives
  • enquiring into future directions for feminist economics research.
  • The book shows the importance and challenge of taking gender into account in development theory and policy. Its complex and nuanced analyses of the social relations of gender in a global context will be an important resource for policymakers, activists, and scholars alike.

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    Financial Market Analysis

    Financial Market Analysis
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    Die moderne Finanztheorie trifft bestimmte Voraussagen, wie ein effizient organisiertes Finanzsystems funktionieren soll. 'Financial Market Analysis' hat in Anlehnung an die moderne Finanztheorie eine aktualisierte, fundierte Analyse der Finanzmärkte durchgeführt. Dieser Band gibt Ihnen die Mittel an die Hand, das Resultat dieser Voraussagen in der Praxis zu bewerten. David Blake, Dozent für Finanzwirtschaft am Birkbeck Colloge der Universität London, erläutert, wie Wertpapiere auf Basis der modernen Finanztheorie organisiert und verwaltet werden sollten. Er vergleicht die Theorie mit der tatsächlichen Praxis von Wertpapieranalyse und -bewertung sowie von Portfoliogestaltung und -management, um festzustellen, inwieweit Theorie und Praxis übereinstimmen bzw. sich Theorie in die Praxis umsetzen läßt.
    Diese komplett überarbeitete und erweiterte Auflage deckt alle Bereiche und Aspekte der modernen Finanztheorie ab, einschließlich ihrer Konsequenzen. Neueste Entwicklungen in der Literatur (z.B. Risikowerte, spekulative Aufblähung von Kursen, Volatilitätseffekte in Finanzmärkten, Chaos, neuronale Netze) werden ebenso erläutert wie die verschiedenen Finanzinstrumente und ihre Anwendung. Dies ist das einzige Lehrbuch auf dem Markt, das insbesondere britische Finanzmärkte berücksichtigt. Es schließt damit eine große Lücke zwischen hochspezialisierten Finanzfachbüchern und beschreibender, erklärender Literatur im institutionellen Finanzwesen. (11/99)

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    9780471877288
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    Growth Trimphant

    Growth Trimphant
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    As we approach the twenty-first century, many see a world beset by economic stagnation and explosive population growth. Based on the historical experience of both developed and developing nations, this book offers a sharply differing view. Although the future is not without serious dangers, Easterlin sees rapid economic growth as successfully sweeping the world, with explosive population growth as a passing phenomenon. The question remains, what will the world be like when economic growth is triumphant? Will humanity, freed from material need, turn to nonmaterial pursuits, as many have envisaged? The answer suggested by experience to date is No. Instead, the world will be one in which ever-growing abundance is continually outpaced by ever-rising material aspirations, a world stuck on a hedonic treadmill. Taking a longer-term view than most literature on economic development, Easterlin stresses the enormous contrast between the collective experience of the last half century and what has gone before. An economic historian and demographer, the author writes in the tradition of the "new economic history, " drawing on economic theory and quantitative evidence to interpret the historical experience of economic and population growth. He reaches beyond the usual disciplinary limits to draw, as appropriate, on sociology, political science, psychology, anthropology, and the history of science. This work will be of interest not only to social scientists but to all readers concerned with where we have been and where we are going.

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    9780472085538
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    Industrial Organization: Markets and Strategies 2ed.

    Industrial Organization: Markets and Strategies 2ed.
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    Thoroughly revised according to classroom feedback, Industrial Organization: Markets and Strategies offers an up-to-date and rigorous presentation of modern industrial organization that blends theory with real-world applications and derives implications for firm strategy and competition policy. This comprehensive textbook acquaints readers with the most important models for understanding strategies chosen by firms with market power and shows how such firms adapt to different market environments. The second edition includes new and revised formal models and case studies. Formal models are presented in detail, and analyses are summarized in 'lessons' which highlight the main insights. Theories are complemented by numerous real-world cases that engage students and lead them to connect theories to real situations. Chapters include review questions, exercises, and suggestions for further reading to enhance the learning experience, and an accompanying website offers additional student exercises, as well as teaching slides.

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    9781107687899
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    2015-07-30
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    Inside the Black Box

    Inside the Black Box
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    Attempts to reveal how specific features of individual technologies have shaped a number of variables of great concern to economists: the rate of productivity improvement; the nature of the learning process underlying technological change; the speed of technology transfer; and the effectiveness of influential government policies.

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    International Economics

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    International Financial Institutions

    International Financial Institutions
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    What are the functions of the international financial institutions?How do they operate, and how do they relate to eachother?How have they evolved in order to respond to international economic developments?This introductory text surveys the financial and monetary functions of international financial institutions providing clear insights into how the institutions function, and how they influence, and are influenced by practical economic policy-making. The text has been kept simple, to allow readers to form a clear understanding of the nature of international financial institutions without delving into complicated statutory or regulatory detail. Boxed case studies and anecdotes from insiders are used throughout the text to ensure that readers have a real sense of how institutions actually work in practice and suggestions for further reading are given at the end of each chapter .Undergraduate students of international business, international finance, international political-economy and international relations will welcome this concise, readable text.Dr. Age F P Bakker is Deputy Director of the Dutch Central BankNB: Kevin, can the contents be listed in the back cover, down one side plea

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    International Financial Markets 2ed.

    International Financial Markets 2ed.
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    This text analyzes the key financial markets and instruments that facilitate trade and investment activity on a global scale. It covers the economic determinants of price, price changes and price relationships in the major financial markets; and it looks at the policy issues that result for private enterprises and public policymakers. The book features a discussion of the financial crises around the world, using real life cases looking at the collapse of pegged rates, the ramifications of floating the baht, and the possibilities of affecting other world markets. It also covers the pricing and policy challenges in the development of the European Monetary union.

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    International Money and Finance 3ed.

    International Money and Finance 3ed.
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    International Money and Finance, Third Edition, is an invaluable resource for advanced undergraduates and postgraduates studying International Economy and Finance.

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    0631204628
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    Introductory Econometrics for Finance

    Introductory Econometrics for Finance
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    This bestselling and thoroughly classroom-tested textbook is a complete resource for finance students. A comprehensive and illustrated discussion of the most common empirical approaches in finance prepares students for using econometrics in practice, while detailed case studies help them understand how the techniques are used in relevant financial contexts. Worked examples from the latest version of the popular statistical software EViews guide students to implement their own models and interpret results. Learning outcomes, key concepts and end-of-chapter review questions (with full solutions online) highlight the main chapter takeaways and allow students to self-assess their understanding. Building on the successful data- and problem-driven approach of previous editions, this third edition has been updated with new data, extensive examples and additional introductory material on mathematics, making the book more accessible to students encountering econometrics for the first time. A companion website, with numerous student and instructor resources, completes the learning package.

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    9781107661455
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    Investment Project Design

    Investment Project Design
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    Make more informed project investment decisions by knowing what issues to examine in the planning process and how to analyze their impacts

    Poor or insufficient planning is primarily responsible for the inordinate number of idle and rusting capital facilities around the world, with investment decisions often made on the basis of either intuition or inadequate analysis. Investment Project Design: A Guide to Financial and Economic Analysis with Constraints alerts potential investors and other stakeholders to precipitous changes in the investment milieu as a result of constraints on resources and infrastructure, economic and political turmoil, and population growth. The guide

  • Includes descriptions of specific methods of financial and economic analysis for new investments and for expansion of an existing enterprise
  • Covers project risk assessment, mitigation and avoidance
  • Provides real-life case studies, adapted for presentation, and addresses the design of projects large and small, as well as those in both private and public sectors
  • Features spreadsheet layouts and computations
  • Investment Project Design is the ultimate resource in the methods of designing and appraising investment projects

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    9780470913895
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    John F. Freund’s Mathematical Statistics with Applications

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    Liberalising A Regulated Banking System

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    This work argues that monetary controls impact adversely on commercial bank performance and on banks' market share, and that simultaneous implementation of monetary and prudential regulation can undermine objectives on monetary stability and growth of the banking system. Typically, those monetary measures most frequently applied to protect the balance of payments, force cost adjustments and non-optimal portfolio realignments which stymie commercial bank performance. However, liberalization, though inevitable, can frustrate macroeconomic objectives. The author of this work formulates a model to test the impact of monetary and prudential regulation on bank performance. The model derives regulation and performance indices using data from three Caribbean countries, but can be applied in any country irrespective of size.

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    1859724329
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    1996-01-01
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