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Estimating State and Local Government Pension and Retiree Health Care Liabilities

Stephen T. McElhaney

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/9780199573349.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Liabilities for pension and retiree health-care benefits provided by US state and local governments are causing concerns for taxpayers and for those holding government bonds. Many question whether ... More


 Corporate Financial Reporting and Regulation in the United States

George J. Benston, Michael Bromwich, Robert E. Litan, and Alfred Wagenhofer

in Worldwide Financial Reporting: The Development and Future of Accounting Standards

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195305838
eISBN:
9780199783342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305833.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter reviews the rules governing financial disclosure by corporations in the United States. It begins with an overview of state regulation (which is still in force) and then turns to federal ... More


New Accounting for Goodwill: Application of American Criteria from a German Perspective

Walther Busse von Colbe

in The Economics and Politics of Accounting: International Perspectives on Trends, Policy, and Practice

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199260621
eISBN:
9780191601668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260621.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

A critical examination is made, from a German perspective, of accounting for purchased goodwill using the new (American) Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) standard: Statement of Financial ... More


 Auditing and Accounting Standards: Their Roles and Usefulness to Independent Public Accountants and Investors

George J. Benston, Michael Bromwich, Robert E. Litan, and Alfred Wagenhofer

in Worldwide Financial Reporting: The Development and Future of Accounting Standards

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195305838
eISBN:
9780199783342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305833.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Following a description of the ways that standards benefit users and producers of financial statements, this chapter considers alternative organizational procedures for setting those standards. The ... More


The Politics of Setting Standards for Financial Reporting

Tim Büthe and Walter Mattli

in The New Global Rulers: The Privatization of Regulation in the World Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144795
eISBN:
9781400838790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144795.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the political dimensions of setting standards for global financial reporting. Drawing on the results of an international business survey, conducted among hundreds of chief ... More


The 1980s: A Decade of Regulatory Schizophrenia

Sylvester J. Schieber

in The Predictable Surprise: Unraveling the U.S. Retirement System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199890958
eISBN:
9780190261382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199890958.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter focuses on the regulatory regime for employer-sponsored pension plans. The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) was fundamentally about securing pension benefits as workers ... More


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