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Reasons as Defaults

John F. Horty

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199744077
eISBN:
9780199932566
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744077.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Although the study of reasons plays an important role in both epistemology and moral philosophy, little attention has been devoted to the question of how, exactly, reason interact to support the ... More


Crisis and Opportunity: The Policy Environment of International Banking in the City of London, 1958–1980

Catherine Schenk

in London and Paris as International Financial Centres in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269495
eISBN:
9780191710162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269495.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter analyses policy responses to the instability of the international monetary system during the 1970s and how these policies affected the City of London. First, the collapse of the ... More


Internal Migration: Policy Changes, Recent Trends, and New Challenges 1

Zai Liang

in Transition and Challenge: China's Population at the Beginning of the 21st Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199299294
eISBN:
9780191715082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299294.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter concentrates on the major changes in government migration policies, recent trends in internal migration and migration research in China. It identifies some emerging patterns of internal ... More


Sea-changes: minimal texts as regenerative forms

Mary-Ann Constantine and Gerald Porter

in Fragments and Meaning in Traditional Song: From the Blues to the Baltic

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262887
eISBN:
9780191734441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262887.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter discusses minimal texts as regenerative forms. It attempts to show that short and fragmented song-forms have played a crucial part in some of the most stimulating approaches to the ... More


Why float? Floating quantifiers and focus marking *

Lisa Rochman

in The Sound Patterns of Syntax

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199556861
eISBN:
9780191722271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556861.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Phonetics / Phonology

This paper explores the connection between floating quantifiers (FQs) and information structure arguing that there is a connection between the use of an FQ and the presence of a focused element ... More


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


Exchange Rate Regimes: Fear of Floating

Yung Chul Park

in Economic Liberalization and Integration in East Asia: A Post-Crisis Paradigm

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199276776
eISBN:
9780191603051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276773.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

A free floating exchange rate regime conflicts with an export-led development strategy because of high exchange rate volatility and lack of market supporting infrastructure. The following proposals ... More


Epilogue

Giovanni Piersanti

in The Macroeconomic Theory of Exchange Rate Crises

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199653126
eISBN:
9780191741210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653126.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter concludes the book and discusses some hotly debated issues in crises prevention, with special emphasis on the role of assets prices movements and the optimal choice of an exchange rate ... More


Skepticism and floating conclusions

John F. Horty

in Reasons as Defaults

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199744077
eISBN:
9780199932566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744077.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter addresses the problem of characterizing skeptical reasoning in the face of multiple extensions, and in particular, the problems presented by the phenomenon of floating conclusions: ... More


Postwar Instability

Barry Eichengreen

in Golden Fetters: The Gold Standard and the Great Depression, 1919-1939

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195101133
eISBN:
9780199869626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195101138.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The chapter covers the postwar boom and slump, which provided a first indication of how radically the environment had changed since before World War I, although contemporaries did not appreciate its ... More


The Behaviour of Exchange Rates

J. C. R. Dow and I. D. Saville

in A Critique of Monetary Policy: Theory and British Experience

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198283195
eISBN:
9780191596186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198283199.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The focus shifts from a closed economic environment to the effects of exogenous factors such as overseas trading, with exchange rates being key. To this end, the chapter is split into two main ... More


INTEGER QUANTUM HALL EFFECT

V.F. Gantmakher

in Electrons and Disorder in Solids

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567561
eISBN:
9780191718267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567561.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter starts with concepts of metal physics which are necessary for the understanding and description of metal behaviour in high magnetic fields: resistivity tensor, Hall conductivity, static ... More


Tokyo, City of … Temples?

Heine Steven

in Sacred High City, Sacred Low City: A Tale of Religious Sites in Two Tokyo Neighborhoods

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195386202
eISBN:
9780199918362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386202.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The chapter begins by asking why Tokyo has been selected for this study, since other locations in Japan are far more renowned for their sacred sites. Is Tokyo a city of temples? By looking at the two ... More


Brazil’s Macroeconomic Policies and Capital Flows in the 1990s

Eliana Cardoso

in Short-Term Capital Flows and Economic Crises

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296867
eISBN:
9780191685286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296867.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Macro- and Monetary Economics

During the period between the late 1980s and the early 1990s, Latin America’s economic concerns experienced a turning point since various leaders, policy makers, and multilateral institutions agreed ... More


A Mangled Corpse: The Polemical Dismemberment of Muhammad

John V. Tolan

in Sons of Ishmael: Muslims through European Eyes in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032221
eISBN:
9780813038964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032221.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter discusses the story of Muhammad's death and burial, along with similar accounts by other Christian authors. These authors show how, according to long established literary and ... More


The influence of US policy on the SDR under post‐Bretton Woods arrangements

Christopher M.D. Wilkie

in Special Drawing Rights (SDRs): The First International Money

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199606467
eISBN:
9780191731648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606467.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

SDRs could not prop up a Bretton Woods system without US support. And it is true that the SDR was no longer a priority for the US as post‐Bretton Woods arrangements consolidated themselves. ... More


SDRs and the negotiation of the Second Amendment to the Fund's Articles of Agreement

Christopher M.D. Wilkie

in Special Drawing Rights (SDRs): The First International Money

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199606467
eISBN:
9780191731648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606467.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The Second Amendment to the IMF Articles of Agreement (the Jamaica Agreement) did much more than simply legalize the floating exchange rate system. Of fundamental importance were decisions to ... More


The Floating Commonwealth

Bernard Capp

in Cromwell's Navy: The Fleet and the English Revolution 1648–1660

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201151
eISBN:
9780191674822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201151.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter explores the social characteristics of the so-called ‘floating commonwealth’. It describes the social relationships within the interregnum navy, suggesting that a genuine sense of ... More


Fiscal and Monetary Integration, 1790–1820

Cormac Ó Gráda

in Ireland: A New Economic History 1780–1939

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205982
eISBN:
9780191676895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205982.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

In the 18th century, the story of the economy of Ireland is a tale of ever-closer links with that the economy of Britain. Trade with the neighbouring island increased fourfold in real terms between ... More


Corporate Insolvency Law: Theory and Application

Rizwaan Jameel Mokal

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199264872
eISBN:
9780191718397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264872.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This book analyses corporate insolvency law as a coherent whole, stemming from common fundamental principles and amenable to being justified or criticized on that basis. The book explains why ... More


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