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New Social Risks in Old Welfare States

Gøsta Esping‐Andersen

in Social Foundations of Postindustrial Economies

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198742005
eISBN:
9780191599163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198742002.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The introduction discusses the idea of a mature welfare state, and shows that the welfare state of the 1970s can be regarded as mature basically because few, if any, major changes have occurred since ... More


The Role of Policy and Banking Supervision in the Light of the Credit Crisis

Avinash D. Persaud

in Time for a Visible Hand: Lessons from the 2008 World Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199578801
eISBN:
9780191723285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578801.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

Persaud provides in his chapter complementary analysis on the design of banking regulation and supervision in the light of the credit crisis. In the author's view, two fundamental flaws in financial ... More


Integrated versus Segmented Capital Markets: Implications for Financial Decision-Making

LUC SOENEN and ROBERT JOHNSON

in International Finance: A Survey

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199754656
eISBN:
9780199979462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754656.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, International

The market risk premium (MRP) remains one of the most debated issues in corporate finance. The MRP is a critical input when measuring a company’s cost of equity and weighted cost of capital. Thus, a ... More


Managing Risks in the Banking Firm

Hans Degryse, Moshe Kim, and Steven Ongena

in Microeconometrics of Banking: Methods, Applications, and Results

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195340471
eISBN:
9780199852406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340471.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter discusses the empirical management of risks in the banking firm. In terms of methodology, it broaches the assumptions, estimation approaches, and issues of the value at risk and ... More


A Review of General Asset Pricing Theory

Claus Munk

in Fixed Income Modelling

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199575084
eISBN:
9780191728648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575084.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The pricing of fixed income securities follows the same general principles as the pricing of all other financial assets. This chapter explains some important general concepts and results in asset ... More


Measuring and Managing Market Risk

Christoph Kaserer

in Portfolio Theory and Management

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199829699
eISBN:
9780199979790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199829699.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Market risk, which is caused by fluctuating market prices, is an extremely important risk not only for all institutional investors but also for large corporations and wealthy individuals. Therefore, ... More


Measuring and Managing Credit and Other Risks

Gabriele Sabato

in Portfolio Theory and Management

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199829699
eISBN:
9780199979790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199829699.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

During the last 40 years, risk management has evolved tremendously. The technologies and methodologies to measure risks have reached impressive levels of sophistication and complexity. However, the ... More


The Cost of Risk to the Government and Its Implications for Federal Budgeting

Deborah Lucas and Marvin Phaup

in Measuring and Managing Federal Financial Risk

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226496580
eISBN:
9780226496597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226496597.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter lays out the economic case for incorporating the cost of market risk in government decision making, describes how risky securities are currently accounted for in the federal budget and ... More


The Basel 2 Agenda for 2009: Progress so far

Andrew Cornford

in Reforming the International Financial System for Development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157643
eISBN:
9780231527279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157643.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines the ongoing revisions to Basel 2, the international standards for banks' regulatory capital developed by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) to replace the 1988 ... More


Evaluating Cash Flow at Risk

Lars Oxelheim and Clas Wihlborg

in Corporate Decision-Making with Macroeconomic Uncertainty: Performance and Risk Management

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195335743
eISBN:
9780199868964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335743.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Risk associated with a particular macroeconomic variable depends not only on the firm's exposure to it, but also on the degree of uncertainty about the variable, and its relation with other variables ... More


The Institutions of Trade and the Reduction of Market Risk: The Convoy System

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/9780804785426.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter presents a revisionist explanation for the Spanish flota (carrera de indias) universally depicted by historians as a monopolistic trade system that generated excessive profits to the ... More


The Difficult Transition to Competitive Electricity Markets in the United Stats

Paul L. Joskow

in Electricity Deregulation: Choices and Challenges

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226308562
eISBN:
9780226308586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226308586.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter provides an account of the transition to competitive wholesale and retail electricity markets in the U.S. It explains that the development of well-functioning competitive markets ... More


Bank Trading Risk and Systemic Risk

Philippe Jorion

in The Risks of Financial Institutions

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226092850
eISBN:
9780226092980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226092980.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter provides evidence that practitioner and regulatory use of market value at risk (VaR) measures is not likely to be destabilizing. It specifically presents a review of VaR and herding ... More


Theoretical Framework

Carsten Jensen

in The Right and the Welfare State

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199678419
eISBN:
9780191757822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678419.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Comparative Politics

The fundamental proposition of the book is that there are two types of social risks, and voters of the Right are mainly exposed to one of them, namely the so-called life-course risks. These risks ... More


Social protection, inequality and labour market risks in Central and Eastern Europe

Noelke Clemens

in Europe enlarged: A handbook of education, labour and welfare regimes in Central and Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420640
eISBN:
9781447302230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420640.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter traces the impact of the transition on individual welfare by drawing on a variety of institutional and structural indicators comparable across countries and time. It focuses particularly ... More


The Psychological Fallacies of Risk

Jim Paul and Brendan Moynihan

in What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164689
eISBN:
9780231535236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164689.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter provides an anecdote of the author with a well-known baccarat player during a trip in Las Vegas to discuss the concept of risk. Risk is the possibility of suffering a loss, and life is ... More


Climate Change and the Financial Industry

Bradly J. Condon and Tapen Sinha

in The Role of Climate Change in Global Economic Governance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199654550
eISBN:
9780191747953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654550.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Public International Law

This chapter analyses the role of financial markets in addressing climate change. It examines the lessons learned from the SO2 market and the EU emissions trading system to determine how CO2 ... More


Introduction

Jacques van Hoof and Harriet Bradley

in Young people in Europe: Labour markets and citizenship

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345882
eISBN:
9781447304371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345882.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter discusses that youth unemployment in Europe has brought about the creation of several policy initiatives to reduce the said predicament. It explains that youth unemployment varies among ... More


Safety in Numbers

Kent Osband

in Pandora's Risk: Uncertainty at the Core of Finance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151733
eISBN:
9780231525411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151733.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter suggests the ways in which financial risk regulators should respond when an unexpected turn in the financial market yields results different from their analysis. Financial risk ... More


Measuring and Monitoring Financial and Macroeconomic Connectedness

Francis X. Diebold and Yilmaz Kamil

in Financial and Macroeconomic Connectedness: A Network Approach to Measurement and Monitoring

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199338290
eISBN:
9780190223830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199338290.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The chapter proposes several connectedness measures built from pieces of variance decompositions, and argues that they provide natural and insightful measures of connectedness. Based on forecast ... More


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