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Creating Material and Moral Incentives to Motivate Workers

Sinan Koont

in Sustainable Urban Agriculture in Cuba

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037578
eISBN:
9780813042114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037578.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The stagnation of its economy in the 1980s led Cuba to attempts (perfeccionamente empresarial) to associate workers' incomes more closely to their actual contributions to production. The structure of ... More


Market Liquidity: Theory, Evidence, and Policy

Thierry Foucault, Marco Pagano, and Ailsa Roell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199936243
eISBN:
9780199333059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936243.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The way in which securities are traded is very different from the idealized picture of a frictionless and self-equilibrating market offered by the typical finance textbook. This book offers a more ... More


Trade Size and Market Depth

Thierry Foucault, Marco Pagano, and Ailsa Röell

in Market Liquidity: Theory, Evidence, and Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199936243
eISBN:
9780199333059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936243.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter provides a framework for analyzing the determinants of market depth (i.e., how and why transaction prices react to order size). Market depth depends on three of the factors that affect ... More


Illegal Prices: The Social Contestation of High Living Costs in Guadeloupe and Mauritania

Boris Samuel

in The Architecture of Illegal Markets: Towards an Economic Sociology of Illegality in the Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198794974
eISBN:
9780191836442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794974.003.0014
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, International Business

Between 2005 and 2010, Mauritania and Guadeloupe faced massive social mobilizations against the high cost of living. The widespread use of illegal practices was blamed for the unjust pricing of some ... More


Vegetable Oil Trade and Markets

Derek Byerlee, Walter P. Falcon, and Rosamond L. Naylor

in The Tropical Oil Crop Revolution: Food, Feed, Fuel, and Forests

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190222987
eISBN:
9780190223014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190222987.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Findings presented thus far are used to analyze trade and markets in vegetable oils. Particular attention is given to the dramatic liberalization of trade and the resulting surge in imports of ... More


The geopolitical economy of a globalizing gas market

Michael Bradshaw, Joseph Dutton, and Gavin Bridge

in Global Energy: Issues, Potentials, and Policy Implications

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198719526
eISBN:
9780191788628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719526.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The global gas industry is currently experiencing considerable turbulence. A number of factors are shaking the fundamentals of international trade in gas: the shale gas revolution in North America; ... More


The Price of a Life

Anja Shortland

in Kidnap: Inside the Ransom Business

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198815471
eISBN:
9780191853159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815471.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems, Public and Welfare

Ransom discipline is paramount for kidnap insurance and provides wider social benefits. Outsize ransoms can trigger a vicious cycle of kidnappings, hostage abuse, and ransom inflation. Crisis ... More


The Case of the CEC Future

Anja Shortland

in Kidnap: Inside the Ransom Business

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198815471
eISBN:
9780191853159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815471.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems, Public and Welfare

How do you set a mutually agreeable price for a fully laden ship and crew held by pirates? This chapter analyses the transcript of a real pirate ransom negotiation in the light of the economic ... More


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