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Rebalancing Our Climate: The Future Starts Today

Eelco J. Rohling

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780197502556
eISBN:
9780197502587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197502556.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

Over recent decades, a wide variety of studies and assessment reports has portrayed a stark picture of humanity’s detrimental impacts on our planet’s life and environmental health. Climate change is ... More


Coming Off the Rails

Christopher D. Kolenda

in Zero-Sum Victory: What We're Getting Wrong About War

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780813152769
eISBN:
9780813154169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813152769.003.0022
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Reconciliation efforts soon derailed, as this chapter shows. Conflicting interests between the U.S., the Taliban, and the Karzai government meant that the reconciliation process was lacking progress. ... More


The Gulf War’S Aftermath: From Victory to Vitriol

David P. Oakley

in Subordinating Intelligence: The DoD/CIA Post-Cold War Relationship

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813176703
eISBN:
9780813176727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176703.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Desert Storm generated significant support for defense reform. This momentum was due in part to the timing of the war and the celebrity status General Schwarzkopf enjoyed following the US victory. ... More


Financial Crashes are “Outliers”

Didier Sornette

in Why Stock Markets Crash: Critical Events in Complex Financial Systems

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175959
eISBN:
9781400885091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175959.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter provides evidence that large financial crashes are “outliers.” It first considers the limitation of standard analyses for characterizing how crashes are special before explaining what ... More


Evaluating Hedge Fund Performance

David M. Smith

in Hedge Funds: Structure, Strategies, and Performance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190607371
eISBN:
9780190607401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190607371.003.0023
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

A diverse set of measures allow investors to evaluate hedge fund portfolio managers’ performance across different dimensions. The various measures quantify the effectiveness of security selection; ... More


Risk-Adjusted Performance Measurement

Pilar Grau Carles

in Investment Risk Management

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199331963
eISBN:
9780190214098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199331963.003.0019
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The financial crisis of 2007–2008 reopened the debate about the need for identifying a correct risk measurement in financial time series. Different risk measurements give rise to different ... More


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