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Mail Order Retailing in Britain: A Business and Social History

Richard Coopey, Sean O'Connell, and Dilwyn Porter

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198296508
eISBN:
9780191716638
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296508.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Since its inception in the late 19th century, Britain's mail order industry both exploited and generated social networks in building its businesses. The common foundation of the sector was the agency ... More


Using Aid Instruments More Coherently: Grants and Loans

Inge Kaul and Pedro Conceiçāo

in The New Public Finance: Responding to Global Challenges

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195179972
eISBN:
9780199850709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179972.003.0020
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter examines the transfer of financial aid through the use of the instruments of grants and loans or their combination. It suggests that the provision of aid is hard to justify because loans ... More


Money, Banks, and Creditworthiness Three Myths?

Simone Polillo

in Conservatives Versus Wildcats: A Sociology of Financial Conflict

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804785099
eISBN:
9780804785556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785099.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

The chapter discusses three myths that underlie current conceptualizations of money, credit, and creditworthiness. The first --that money is fungible--describes it as a neutral means of accounting ... More


Institutions and the Struggle over Creditworthiness in the nineteenth-Century united States

Simone Polillo

in Conservatives Versus Wildcats: A Sociology of Financial Conflict

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804785099
eISBN:
9780804785556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785099.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter discusses the case of the United States in the 19th century, as part of a more general investigation of how the boundaries that define creditworthiness are delineated in democratic ... More


Italian Creditworthiness From Central to National

Simone Polillo

in Conservatives Versus Wildcats: A Sociology of Financial Conflict

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804785099
eISBN:
9780804785556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785099.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

In 19th-century Italy, fiscal and administrative centralization favored the wildcats, and in the struggle over creditworthiness that ensued, wildcats and conservative bankers fought by articulating ... More


Introduction

William R. Summerhill

in Inglorious Revolution: Political Institutions, Sovereign Debt, and Financial Underdevelopment in Imperial Brazil

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300139273
eISBN:
9780300218619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300139273.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Brazil's early experience with sovereign borrowing and its relation to financial underdevelopment. It summarizes four topics that intersect with ... More


Turning Points: Default Risk on Two Sides of the Atlantic

William R. Summerhill

in Inglorious Revolution: Political Institutions, Sovereign Debt, and Financial Underdevelopment in Imperial Brazil

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300139273
eISBN:
9780300218619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300139273.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter focuses on the evolution of Brazil's credit risk between 1824 and 1889. It determines changes in the government's creditworthiness by reference to the default premium on Brazilian bonds ... More


Fall from Grace

William R. Summerhill

in Inglorious Revolution: Political Institutions, Sovereign Debt, and Financial Underdevelopment in Imperial Brazil

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300139273
eISBN:
9780300218619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300139273.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

In 1889 the Republic fundamentally altered the principal characteristics of the political institutions—as well as the commitment to repay debt—established under the constitutional monarchy. This ... More


The Rising Demand for Credit and the Escalation of Risk in the Post-1778 Era

Jeremy Baskes

in Staying Afloat: Risk and Uncertainty in Spanish Atlantic World Trade, 1760-1820

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804785426
eISBN:
9780804786355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785426.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Credit was instrumental to the functioning of long-distance trade as oceanic merchants were both providers and consumers of commercial credit. Indeed, a significant portion of a typical merchant's ... More


The Nature of Sovereign Creditworthiness: Hierarchy, Sovereignty, and Responsibility

Kenneth Dyson

in States, Debt, and Power: 'Saints' and 'Sinners' in European History and Integration

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198714071
eISBN:
9780191782558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714071.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter examines the concept of sovereign creditworthiness and related concepts, as well as clarifying the various purposes of sovereign borrowing. It analyses the various dimensions of the ... More


Shakespeare’s Money: How much did he make and what did this mean?

Robert Bearman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198759249
eISBN:
9780191821561
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198759249.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

This work seeks to track Shakespeare’s financial circumstances at different stages in his career. It begins with an assessment of his family’s status during his childhood, and the effect on this of ... More


The End of Judgment: Consumer Credit Scoring and Managerial Resistance to the Black Boxing of Creditworthiness

Josh Lauer

in The Emergence of Routines: Entrepreneurship, Organization, and Business History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198787761
eISBN:
9780191829857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787761.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

During the 1960s statistical credit scoring promised to make consumer credit evaluation faster and more efficient. Despite such advantages, however, many credit managers refused to embrace new ... More


Forecasting as Valuation: The Role of Ratings and Predictions in the Subprime Mortgage Crisis in the United States

Akos Rona-Tas and Stefanie Hiss

in The Worth of Goods: Valuation and Pricing in the Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199594641
eISBN:
9780191806766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199594641.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter examines the forecasting activities of consumer and corporate rating agencies as price anchoring on credit markets. Focusing on the subprime mortgage crisis in the United States, it ... More


Creditworthiness and Matching Principles

Jonathan Way

in Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics, Vol 7

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198808930
eISBN:
9780191846649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808930.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

You are creditworthy for φ‎-ing only if φ‎-ing is the right thing to do. Famously though, further conditions are needed too—Kant’s shopkeeper did the right thing, but is not creditworthy for doing ... More


The Risk Market: Credit Ratings

Ariel Colonomos

in Selling the Future: The Perils of Predicting Global Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190603649
eISBN:
9780190638474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190603649.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter studies the making of sovereign ratings, i.e. ratings about the creditworthiness of states, and underlines some of their economic and political effects. The rating companies’ market is ... More


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