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Speculations about the Speculation against the Hong Kong Dollar

David T. Beers and Neil Wallace

in Rational Expectations and Inflation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158709
eISBN:
9781400847648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158709.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines the recent substantial depreciation of the Hong Kong dollar. From 1974 until October 1983, Hong Kong's officially professed monetary policy allowed both the quantity and the ... More


Islamic Finance and Venture Capital: A Practical Approach

Saqib Rashid

in Islamic Perspectives on Wealth Creation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621002
eISBN:
9780748653096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621002.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter aims to increase awareness of the prevailing US-based VC (venture capital) model as an acceptable Islamic vehicle by providing a critical analysis of this mode of financing in the ... More


Utility Evaluation of Risk in Retirement Saving Accounts

James M. Poterba, Joshua Rauh, Steven F. Venti, and David A. Wise (eds)

in Analyses in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226902869
eISBN:
9780226903217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903217.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter evaluates the effect of holding a broadly diversified portfolio of common stocks compared to a portfolio of index bonds on the distribution of 401(k) account balances at retirement using ... More


Harvard’s Treasurer

Michael R. Yogg

in Passion for Reality: The Extraordinary Life of the Investing Pioneer Paul Cabot

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167468
eISBN:
9780231537025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167468.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter recounts the achievements of Paul Cabot as the treasurer of the Harvard University. In October 1948, Paul was appointed as Harvard’s part-time treasurer only, as he could not accept the ... More


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