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Optimal debt and equilibrium exchange rates in a stochastic environment: an overview

Jerome L. Stein

in Stochastic Optimal Control, International Finance, and Debt Crises

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199280575
eISBN:
9780191603501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199280576.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This overview chapter explains the relevance and the contributions of this book to economic theory and policy. The economic theory and mathematics developed in chapters 2 and 3 derive benchmarks for ... More


Introduction to consumer credit and credit scoring

Lyn C. Thomas

in Consumer Credit Models: Pricing, Profit and Portfolios

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199232130
eISBN:
9780191715914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232130.003.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Finance

This chapter outlines what is meant by a credit score, why it is an integral part of the decision process in lending to consumers, and how credit scoring systems are built. After describing the ... More


The Need to Measure What You Want to Manage

John D. Martin, J. William Petty, and James S. Wallace

in Value–Based Management with Corporate Social Responsibility

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195340389
eISBN:
9780199867257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340389.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

This chapter first explains the importance of using a single metric to manage the creation of a firm's value. While multiple-measure techniques such as the balanced scorecard can yield valuable ... More


Trading Companies in Theory and History

Geoffrey Jones

in Merchants to Multinationals: British Trading Companies in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199249992
eISBN:
9780191596483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199249997.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter reviews the theoretical literature on the role of trading companies, which emphasizes the importance of knowledge, information, reputation, and relationships. It places the experience of ... More


Credit Risk

Norbert J. Jobst

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/9780199331963.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Credit risk remains one the major risks that commercial banks face. The ability to run a sustainable business depends to a large extent on how well banks and others can measure and manage their risk. ... More


Radical Economics

Piet Keizer

in Multidisciplinary Economics: A Methodological Account

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199686490
eISBN:
9780191797651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686490.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Originally, radical economics was based on the economics of Marx. Inequality of incomes and wealth are seen as the sources of disequilibria in market economies. According to Marx, the growth of the ... More


The Studies

Maury Klein

in Union Pacific: The Reconfiguration: America's Greatest Railroad from 1969 to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195369892
eISBN:
9780190254636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195369892.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on studies initiated by John C. Kenefick and C. Barry Schaefer to evaluate Union Pacific Railroad's performance. The first study confirmed Schaefer's belief that the railroad had ... More


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