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 Corporate Disclosure Diversity: A Comparative Assessment

George J. Benston, Michael Bromwich, Robert E. Litan, and Alfred Wagenhofer

in Worldwide Financial Reporting: The Development and Future of Accounting Standards

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195305838
eISBN:
9780199783342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305833.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

While there are substantial differences in the regulatory regimes, cultures, economic history, nature of government, and institutions among the countries surveyed in the book, these countries have ... More


 Corporate Financial Reporting and Regulation in Germany

George J. Benston, Michael Bromwich, Robert E. Litan, and Alfred Wagenhofer

in Worldwide Financial Reporting: The Development and Future of Accounting Standards

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195305838
eISBN:
9780199783342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305833.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Germany has a very different regulatory tradition from the other countries covered in this book. This chapter explains the origins, current status, and recent changes of the German financial ... More


 Auditing and Accounting Standards: Their Roles and Usefulness to Independent Public Accountants and Investors

George J. Benston, Michael Bromwich, Robert E. Litan, and Alfred Wagenhofer

in Worldwide Financial Reporting: The Development and Future of Accounting Standards

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195305838
eISBN:
9780199783342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305833.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Following a description of the ways that standards benefit users and producers of financial statements, this chapter considers alternative organizational procedures for setting those standards. The ... More


Mark-to-Market Accounting for United States Corporate Pensions: Implementation and Impact

Joseph Busillo, Thomas Harvey, and Bryan Hoffman

in Retirement System Risk Management: Implications of the New Regulatory Order

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198787372
eISBN:
9780191835483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787372.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Plan sponsors in the United States have confronted many challenges managing their pension plans over the past few decades. Traditional generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for pensions is ... More


Accounting-Based Asset Return Smoothing in Participating Life Annuities: Implications for Annuitants, Insurers, and Policymakers

Raimond Maurer, Olivia S. Mitchell, Ralph Rogalla, and Ivonne Siegelin

in Retirement System Risk Management: Implications of the New Regulatory Order

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198787372
eISBN:
9780191835483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787372.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Insurance companies offering variable life annuity products have been permitted to report asset values in their income statements at historical cost instead of fair market values, under current ... More


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