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Between Scylla and Charybdis: Improving the Cost Effectiveness of Public Pension Retirement Plans

M. Barton Waring

in The Future of Public Employee Retirement Systems

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573349
eISBN:
9780191721946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573349.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Unless defined benefit pension plans are managed much better and more cost-effectively, they will be replaced by defined contribution plans. Benefit and contribution policies need to be carefully ... More


Reforming the German Civil Servant Pension Plan

Raimond Maurer, Olivia S. Mitchell, and Ralph Rogalla

in The Future of Public Employee Retirement Systems

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573349
eISBN:
9780191721946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573349.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter analyzes the risks and rewards of moving from an unfunded defined benefit pension system to a funded plan for civil servants in Germany, allowing for alternative portfolio mixes using a ... More


Biased Reactions to Earnings Announcements

Hersh Shefrin

in Beyond Greed and Fear: Understanding Behavioral Finance and the Psychology of Investing

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195161212
eISBN:
9780199832996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161211.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Mispricing is complicated. Sometimes mispricing results in reversals, while at other times it results in momentum. Momentum and reversals co‐exist, despite lying at diametrically opposite ends of the ... More


The Determination of Equity Prices

Hendrik S. Houthakker and Peter J. Williamson

in The Economics of Financial Markets

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195044072
eISBN:
9780199832958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019504407X.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Drawing on Chs. 4 and 5 (which discuss the supply and demand for securities separately), this chapter investigates whether economics has anything helpful to say about the prices of shares and related ... More


ASSET PRICES IN A SINGLE-PERIOD MODEL

Ser-Huang Poon and Richard Stapleton

in Asset Pricing in Discrete Time: A Complete Markets Approach

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199271443
eISBN:
9780191602559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271445.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

‘Asset Prices in a Single-period Model’ derives asset prices in a one-period model. The authors derive a version of the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) using a complete market, state-contingent ... More


Introduction

Barbara K. Jones

in Wild Capital: Nature’s Economic and Ecological Wealth

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781683401049
eISBN:
9781683401728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401049.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

By looking at nature through a social science lens, we can begin to see the natural world as an asset critical to our well-being and from that learn to appreciate its value. This appreciation can ... More


Licensed Larceny: Infrastructure, Financial Extraction and the Global South

Nicholas Hildyard

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784994266
eISBN:
9781526108982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994266.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

No struggle for social justice that lacks a grounded understanding of how wealth is accumulated within society, and by whom, is ever likely to make more than a marginal dent in the status quo. Much ... More


Skills and Politics: General and Specific

Wolfgang Streeck

in The Political Economy of Collective Skill Formation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199599431
eISBN:
9780191731518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599431.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

Skills and skill formation have become central topics in contemporary political economy. This essay traces a key concept in the current debate—the distinction between general and specific skills—back ... More


Realizing the Promise of Public Participation in an Age of Inequality

Caroline W. Lee, Michael McQuarrie, and Edward T. Walker

in Democratizing Inequalities: Dilemmas of the New Public Participation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479847273
eISBN:
9781479800223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479847273.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This concluding chapter reexamines the pitfalls and unrealized promises of public participation in a context of severe structural inequalities. Focusing on remedies suggested in the other chapters of ... More


Cost of Capital

H. Kent Baker, J. Clay Singleton, and E. Theodore Veit

in Survey Research in Corporate Finance: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195340372
eISBN:
9780199894215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340372.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter reviews the findings of academic surveys of corporate executives indicating the estimation and use of cost of capital (also known as weighted average cost of capital or WACC). The ... More


Finance and Financial Intermediation: A Modern Treatment of Money, Credit, and Banking

Harold L. Cole

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190941697
eISBN:
9780190949068
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190941697.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

Finance and financial intermediation are central to modern economies. This book covers all of the material a sophisticated economist needs to know about this area. It begins with an overview of ... More


Risk in practice: systems and practitioner judgement

Kerry Baker

in Young people and 'risk'

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420008
eISBN:
9781447304364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420008.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter explores how practitioners in the criminal justice agencies create complex decisions concerning risk within the current highly charged climate of media and political concern about public ... More


The Three Phases of Max Boisot’s Theorizing

John-Christopher Spender

in Knowledge, Organization, and Management: Building on the Work of Max Boisot

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199669165
eISBN:
9780191749346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669165.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

Max’s PhD re-framed Weber’s (and Needham’s) classic question of why China failed to generate an industrial revolution in a remarkably novel way. His codification-diffusion matrix suggested Western ... More


Healing the Sick and Raising the Dead

Andrew Farlow

in Crash and Beyond: Causes and Consequences of the Global Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199578016
eISBN:
9780191808623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199578016.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines the rescue efforts put up by policymakers in the United States and around the world to address the financial crisis of 2008. It first considers the policymakers' use of ... More


The Buildup of Financial Imbalances

Xavier Freixas, Luc Laeven, and José-Luis Peydró

in "Systemic Risk, Crises, and Macroprudential Regulation"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262028691
eISBN:
9780262328609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028691.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter offers an overview of the causes of systemic financial crises, summarizing the literature on credit booms, asset price bubbles, the buildup of financial imbalances, and financial ... More


Wealth and Policy: Where Do We Go From Here?

John Hills and Howard Glennerster

in Wealth in the UK: Distribution, Accumulation, and Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199678303
eISBN:
9780191757594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678303.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Public and Welfare

In the final chapter we draw out some of the implications of the picture we paint in the rest of the book for the current – and possible future – policy debate. Wealth is large, very unequally ... More


Credit Analysis

Onnig H. Dombalagian

in Chasing the Tape: Information Law and Policy in Capital Markets

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028622
eISBN:
9780262324298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028622.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter provides an overview of the regulation of information used in analyzing the creditworthiness of fixed-income securities. It begins with a discussion of credit analysis with respect to ... More


Banking Sector Stress Tests: United States Versus the European Union

Padma Desai

in From Financial Crisis to Global Recovery

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157865
eISBN:
9780231527743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157865.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter discusses the reforms for the banking sector in the United States. In 2008, the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) was initiated to advance a cash buffer to affected banks. But before ... More


Capital Purchase Program and Other TARP Support Programs

Hal S. Scott

in Connectedness and Contagion: Protecting the Financial System from Panics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034371
eISBN:
9780262332156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034371.003.0022
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

With the onset of the financial crisis, the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) was established by the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (EESA) to stabilize the US financial system. The ... More


Criticisms of Bailouts Generally

Hal S. Scott

in Connectedness and Contagion: Protecting the Financial System from Panics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034371
eISBN:
9780262332156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034371.003.0023
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter discusses five general criticisms of government bailout efforts. First, taxpayers can suffer losses. While bailouts may, in the end, not be costly for taxpayers, one does not know this ... More


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