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Introduction and Summary

Mark Casson

in The World's First Railway System: Enterprise, Competition, and Regulation on the Railway Network in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199213979
eISBN:
9780191707469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213979.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Organization Studies

This chapter discusses controversies over the performance of the British railway system. It introduces a new source of evidence: the deposited plans of railway companies. This source is used to ... More


The Church

Richard Swinburne

in Revelation: From Metaphor to Analogy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199212460
eISBN:
9780191707193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212460.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

For there to be a meaningful relationship between the early Church and the present day Church, there needs to be a sense of connectedness and continuity of organization, and connectedness and ... More


Certificates of Deposit Advertisements: Harold Ackerman v. Royal Bank of Pennsylvania

Roger W. Shuy

in Fighting over Words: Language and Civil Law Cases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328837
eISBN:
9780199870165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328837.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The case of a bank's advertisements about the rate of return for its certificates of deposit centered on the use of the lexical items in the bank's advertisements and other materials, specifically ... More


Influences on Ecosystem Function II: Historical Perturbations in Small Lake Basins

Wayne L. Hamilton

in Yellowstone's Destabilized Ecosystem: Elk Effects, Science, and Policy Conflict

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195148213
eISBN:
9780199790449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148213.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Reanalysis of previously published data on trends in sedimentation rates over time in eight small lakes in the northern range shows variations associated with elevation and character of lake basin ... More


Regulating Banks: Capital-Friendly or Consumer-Friendly Rules?

Sean D. Ehrlich

in Access Points: An Institutional Theory of Policy Bias and Policy Complexity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199737536
eISBN:
9780199918645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737536.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Every country regulates its banking sector in order to prevent a run on one bank from spreading throughout the banking system and creating a financial crisis. However, countries have many options ... More


Animal Theft, Crop Destruction, Deposit, and Burglary (Exodus 21:37–22:8)

David P. Wright

in Inventing God's Law: How the Covenant Code of the Bible Used and Revised the Laws of Hammurabi

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195304756
eISBN:
9780199866830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304756.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter explains the compositional logic lying being the series of laws on animal theft, burglary, crop destruction, and deposit in Exodus 21:37–22:8. Here the Covenant Code has used the ... More


The Federal Reserve: What Everyone Needs to Know

Stephen H. Axilrod

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199934485
eISBN:
9780199345786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199934485.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The Federal Reserve System—the central bank of the United States, better known as the Fed—has never been more controversial. Criticism has reached such levels that Congressman Ron Paul, contender for ... More


The ritualization of domestic life

Helena Hamerow

in Rural Settlements and Society in Anglo-Saxon England

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199203253
eISBN:
9780191741760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203253.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter begins by considering how the relationship of settlements and cemeteries changed from the early Anglo-Saxon period, characterized by long-lived communal cemeteries, to the establishment ... More


State Banking in Early America: A New Economic History

Howard Bodenhorn

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195147766
eISBN:
9780199832910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195147766.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

An outpouring of recent theoretical and empirical research places financial intermediaries center stage in the process of economic growth. Through their dealings with customers as depositors, ... 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


Portuguese Banking in the Inter‐War Period

Jaime Reis

in Banking, Currency, and Finance in Europe Between the Wars

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288039
eISBN:
9780191596230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288034.003.0020
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Economic History

Portugal was still a relatively poor country at the end of the First World War, and its banking system was small and undeveloped. The public viewed the commercial banks with suspicion, and growth of ... More


An Excise Tax on Municipal Solid Waste?

Don Fullerton

in Theory and Practice of Excise Taxation: Smoking, Drinking, Gambling, Polluting, and Driving

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199278596
eISBN:
9780191602856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278598.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Under current policies in US states, the marginal cost to an individual household for disposal of another bag of garbage is essentially zero, even though collection and disposal costs increase with ... More


Regulation and Competition in German Banking: An Assessment

Karl-Hermann Fischer and Christian Pfeil

in The German Financial System

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199253166
eISBN:
9780191601651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253161.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Offers an in-depth discussion of regulatory and competitive issues in German banking. Emphasising that regulation, market structure, and competitive conduct are deeply interrelated the authors look ... More


Lending Strategy and Loan Policy

Hrishikes Bhattacharya

in Banking Strategy, Credit Appraisal, and Lending Decisions: A Risk–Return Framework

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198074106
eISBN:
9780199080861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074106.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter lays down the principles behind the formulation of the lending strategy and loan policy of a bank in a competitive environment. It begins by outlining the principal objectives of the ... More


Current Liabilities

Hrishikes Bhattacharya

in Banking Strategy, Credit Appraisal, and Lending Decisions: A Risk–Return Framework

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198074106
eISBN:
9780199080861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074106.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Current liabilities originate from current or short-term promises made to non-owners of a business, namely suppliers of goods and services, including suppliers of short-term cash. As current assets ... More


The Separation between Commercial and Investment Banking in the United States

Jordi Canals

in Universal Banking: International Comparisons and Theoretical Perspectives

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198775065
eISBN:
9780191695353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198775065.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Strategy

The banking crisis that shook the United States in the 1930s meant the end of the universal banking system that, until then, had shaped that and many other financial systems. In fact, the American ... More


Bank Runs, Systemic Risk, and Deposit Insurance

Peter d. Spencer

in The Structure and Regulation of Financial Markets

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198776093
eISBN:
9780191695384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198776093.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Based on the Diamond Model, the assumption is that bank liabilities are fixed-term loans. Investors loan from the bank to ultimate borrowers so that they may delegate the monitoring role. However, in ... More


The French Banking Industry

Jordi Canals

in Competitive Strategies in European Banking

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198773504
eISBN:
9780191695322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198773504.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter provides a structural overview of the French banking system. It presents an overview of savings and investment in the French economy, which is broken down into various sectors and ... More


Primary consumers: herbivores and detritivores

Donald S. McLusky and Michael Elliott

in The Estuarine Ecosystem: Ecology, Threats and Management

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198525080
eISBN:
9780191728198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525080.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines the productivity of the important primary consumer trophic level, considering first the macrofaunal mud dwellers, which are mostly infaunal deposit feeders, but which may make ... More


Checks

Lisa Servon

in Paid: Tales of Dongles, Checks, and Other Money Stuff

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035750
eISBN:
9780262338332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035750.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

In 1940, the first monthly Social Security payment in the form of a paper check was issued. Social Security was established by the United States government as a universal retirement system for ... More


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