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Epilogue: The Banking Crisis of 2007–2008

Hans Degryse, Moshe Kim, and Steven Ongena

in Microeconometrics of Banking: Methods, Applications, and Results

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195340471
eISBN:
9780199852406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340471.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter provides an epilogue on the banking crisis of 2007–2008. It briefly discusses empirical work that investigates one of the root causes of the banking crisis: the abundance of liquidity ... More


Wall Street Women's Herstories

Melissa Fisher

in Constructing Corporate America: History, Politics, Culture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199251902
eISBN:
9780191719059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251902.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter focuses on the initial entry of professional women on Wall Street. It locates women's accounts of corporate life in relation to historical factors, including and encompassing the context ... More


National Innovation Systems

Marcela Miozzo and Vivien Walsh

in International Competitiveness and Technological Change

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199259236
eISBN:
9780191717901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259236.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter examines the concept of national innovation systems (NIS). It analyses why NIS is important. It discusses some of the institutions which can be considered to form the NIS: business ... More


Risking Life and Limb

Mark R. Leary

in The Curse of the Self: Self-Awareness, Egotism, and the Quality of Human Life

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172423
eISBN:
9780199786756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172423.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Many of the risks that people take with their safety and health can be traced to the self. In particular, the desire to be perceived in particular ways by others often promotes risk-taking, leading ... More


Moving beyond the Crisis: Tax Policies for the Soundness of Financial Markets

Geoff Lloyd

in Taxation and the Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698165
eISBN:
9780191738630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698165.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Systemic tax biases in favour of corporate debt financing and investment returns in the form of capital gains may have strengthened non-tax incentives to greater leverage, greater risk taking, and a ... More


Hyman Minsky: Will it Happen Again?

Thomas H. Stanton

in Why Some Firms Thrive While Others Fail: Governance and Management Lessons from the Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199915996
eISBN:
9780199950324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915996.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Chapter 8 asks whether the financial crisis will happen again. Economist Hyman Minsky observed a cyclical pattern. Stability in financial markets breeds instability as lenders and borrowers keep ... More


Neurochemical modulation of orbitofrontal cortex function

Trevor W. Robbins, Luke Clark, Hannah Clarke, and Angela C. Roberts

in The Orbitofrontal Cortex

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198565741
eISBN:
9780191723971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565741.003.0016
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter reviews evidence indicating a close association of the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) with ascending modulatory neurotransmitter systems. It focuses on the neurochemical modulation of ... More


Profit

WILLIAM DUSINBERRE

in Slavemaster President: The Double Career of James Polk

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195326031
eISBN:
9780199868308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326031.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Polk's plantation enterprise was a risky business. The first years of his Mississippi venture were discouraging, and Polk considered selling out in 1838. But he ended up by buying out his business ... More


New York's Safety Fund System: America's First Bank Insurance Experiment

Howard Bodenhorn

in State Banking in Early America: A New Economic History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195147766
eISBN:
9780199832910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195147766.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Economists and regulatory agencies justify deposit insurance because they consider banks unique among capitalist firms. Because banks hold highly idiosyncratic portfolios that are hard for outside ... More


Children at Risk

David Finkelhor

in Childhood Victimization: Violence, Crime, and Abuse in the Lives of Young People

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195342857
eISBN:
9780199863631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342857.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

This chapter discusses the various factors that put children at risk for victimization including geography, family factors, emotional problems, risk-taking, and prior victimization. It provides a ... More


An Age of Risk: Politics and Economy in Early Modern Britain

Emily C. Nacol

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691165103
eISBN:
9781400883011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165103.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book shows that risk, now treated as a permanent feature of our lives, did not always govern understandings of the future. Focusing on the epistemological, political, and economic writings of ... More


The concept of risk

Bob Heyman

in Risk, Safety and Clinical Practice: Health care through the lens of risk

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198569008
eISBN:
9780191717499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569008.003.01
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews the definition of risk, and locates the concept in a family of related terms, including probability, danger, hazard, safety, and vulnerability. Risk-thinking is viewed as one ... More


Risk-Taking, Antisocial Behavior, and Life Histories

Sandeep Mishra and Martin L. LalumiÈre

in Evolutionary Forensic Psychology: Darwinian Foundations of Crime and Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195325188
eISBN:
9780199893805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325188.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This chapter examines the ultimate causes of risk-taking and anti-social behavior. It begins by describing three general developmental pathways to anti-social tendencies. It then introduces life ... More


Women Singers in Global Contexts: Music, Biography, Identity

Ruth Hellier (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037245
eISBN:
9780252094361
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037245.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Exploring and celebrating individual lives in diverse situations, this book is a new departure in the study of women's worldwide music-making. Ten unique women constitute the heart of this volume: ... More


Evolutionary psychology, demography, and driver safety research: a theoretical synthesis

David L Wiesenthal and Deanna M Singhal

in Applied Evolutionary Psychology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199586073
eISBN:
9780191731358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586073.003.0024
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Evolutionary psychologists have argued that young men are particularly prone to risk-taking in the formation of dominance hierarchies, which arise in an effort to secure resources to attract and keep ... More


Compensation and Risk-Taking in the U.S. Financial Industry

José Scheinkman

in Sovereign Wealth Funds and Long-Term Investing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158633
eISBN:
9780231530286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158633.003.0029
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter presents a study on the U.S. financial industry that demonstrates a positive correlation between the compensation and risk-taking of top executives. It argues that the lack of a ... More


Managing Risk and Opportunity: The Governance of Strategic Risk-Taking

Torben Juul Andersen, Maxine Garvey, and Oliviero Roggi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199687855
eISBN:
9780191767333
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687855.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This book promotes good risk governance and risk management practices to corporate managers, executives, and directors, wherever they operate around the world. The major corporate scandals have their ... More


Does No Good Deed Go Unpunished? the Victimology of Altruism

Robert J. Homant and Daniel B. Kennedy

in Pathological Altruism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199738571
eISBN:
9780199918669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738571.003.0133
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

To explore the relationship between altruism and crime victimization, 100 undergraduates reported their experiences as crime victims and their past altruistic behaviors. Level of altruism was found ... More


Introduction

Torben Juul Andersen, Maxine Garvey, and Oliviero Roggi

in Managing Risk and Opportunity: The Governance of Strategic Risk-Taking

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199687855
eISBN:
9780191767333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687855.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Many prominent firms have ended in bankruptcy due to poor risk governance practices and history continues to repeat itself. Hence, risk management is as hot a topic as ever. The ability to deal with ... More


Reciprocity of risk

Jules L. Coleman

in Risks and Wrongs

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253616
eISBN:
9780191719776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253616.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations, Philosophy of Law

This chapter considers the ways in which the fault requirement can be downplayed by exploring the sense in which it expresses a more fundamental, general principle of liability and recovery: the ... More


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