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Wall Street Women's Herstories

Melissa Fisher

in Constructing Corporate America: History, Politics, Culture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199251902
eISBN:
9780191719059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251902.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter focuses on the initial entry of professional women on Wall Street. It locates women's accounts of corporate life in relation to historical factors, including and encompassing the context ... More


Epilogue: The Banking Crisis of 2007–2008

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/9780195340471.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter provides an epilogue on the banking crisis of 2007–2008. It briefly discusses empirical work that investigates one of the root causes of the banking crisis: the abundance of liquidity ... More


The concept of risk

Bob Heyman

in Risk, Safety and Clinical Practice: Health care through the lens of risk

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198569008
eISBN:
9780191717499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569008.003.01
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews the definition of risk, and locates the concept in a family of related terms, including probability, danger, hazard, safety, and vulnerability. Risk-thinking is viewed as one ... More


Risking Life and Limb

Mark R. Leary

in The Curse of the Self: Self-Awareness, Egotism, and the Quality of Human Life

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172423
eISBN:
9780199786756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172423.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Many of the risks that people take with their safety and health can be traced to the self. In particular, the desire to be perceived in particular ways by others often promotes risk-taking, leading ... More


Moving beyond the Crisis: Tax Policies for the Soundness of Financial Markets

Geoff Lloyd

in Taxation and the Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698165
eISBN:
9780191738630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698165.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Systemic tax biases in favour of corporate debt financing and investment returns in the form of capital gains may have strengthened non-tax incentives to greater leverage, greater risk taking, and a ... More


Hyman Minsky: Will it Happen Again?

Thomas H. Stanton

in Why Some Firms Thrive While Others Fail: Governance and Management Lessons from the Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199915996
eISBN:
9780199950324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915996.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Chapter 8 asks whether the financial crisis will happen again. Economist Hyman Minsky observed a cyclical pattern. Stability in financial markets breeds instability as lenders and borrowers keep ... More


New York's Safety Fund System: America's First Bank Insurance Experiment

Howard Bodenhorn

in State Banking in Early America: A New Economic History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195147766
eISBN:
9780199832910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195147766.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Economists and regulatory agencies justify deposit insurance because they consider banks unique among capitalist firms. Because banks hold highly idiosyncratic portfolios that are hard for outside ... More


Children at Risk

David Finkelhor

in Childhood Victimization: Violence, Crime, and Abuse in the Lives of Young People

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195342857
eISBN:
9780199863631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342857.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

This chapter discusses the various factors that put children at risk for victimization including geography, family factors, emotional problems, risk-taking, and prior victimization. It provides a ... More


National Innovation Systems

Marcela Miozzo and Vivien Walsh

in International Competitiveness and Technological Change

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199259236
eISBN:
9780191717901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259236.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter examines the concept of national innovation systems (NIS). It analyses why NIS is important. It discusses some of the institutions which can be considered to form the NIS: business ... More


Risk-Taking, Antisocial Behavior, and Life Histories

Sandeep Mishra and Martin L. LalumiÈre

in Evolutionary Forensic Psychology: Darwinian Foundations of Crime and Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195325188
eISBN:
9780199893805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325188.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This chapter examines the ultimate causes of risk-taking and anti-social behavior. It begins by describing three general developmental pathways to anti-social tendencies. It then introduces life ... More


Competition, Regulation, and Stability in Banking: Theory and Evidence

Xavier Vives

in Competition and Stability in Banking: The Role of Regulation and Competition Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691171791
eISBN:
9781400880904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171791.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter examines the relationship between competition and stability in the banking sector both from a theoretical and from an empirical perspective. It considers the competition–stability link ... More


The Rules of Conduct

Paul H. Robinson

in Structure and Function in Criminal Law

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258865
eISBN:
9780191681875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258865.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter demonstrates the usefulness of a functional analysis. It starts by presenting the obscuring rules of conduct with an overlay of liability and grading rules. Instead of clarifying and ... More


Reciprocity of risk

Jules L. Coleman

in Risks and Wrongs

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253616
eISBN:
9780191719776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253616.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations, Philosophy of Law

This chapter considers the ways in which the fault requirement can be downplayed by exploring the sense in which it expresses a more fundamental, general principle of liability and recovery: the ... More


Evolutionary psychology, demography, and driver safety research: a theoretical synthesis

David L Wiesenthal and Deanna M Singhal

in Applied Evolutionary Psychology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199586073
eISBN:
9780191731358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586073.003.0024
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Evolutionary psychologists have argued that young men are particularly prone to risk-taking in the formation of dominance hierarchies, which arise in an effort to secure resources to attract and keep ... More


An Age of Risk: Politics and Economy in Early Modern Britain

Emily C. Nacol

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691165103
eISBN:
9781400883011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165103.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book shows that risk, now treated as a permanent feature of our lives, did not always govern understandings of the future. Focusing on the epistemological, political, and economic writings of ... More


Managing Risk and Opportunity: The Governance of Strategic Risk-Taking

Torben Juul Andersen, Maxine Garvey, and Oliviero Roggi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199687855
eISBN:
9780191767333
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687855.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This book promotes good risk governance and risk management practices to corporate managers, executives, and directors, wherever they operate around the world. The major corporate scandals have their ... More


Taking Risks: Extreme Sports and the Embrace of Risk in Advanced Liberal Societies

Jonathan Simon

in Embracing Risk: The Changing Culture of Insurance and Responsibility

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226035185
eISBN:
9780226035178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226035178.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter begins by analyzing risk and security in the context of extreme sports. Focusing on mountain climbing, it investigates how ideologies of risk taking and responsibility are disseminated ... More


Neurochemical modulation of orbitofrontal cortex function

Trevor W. Robbins, Luke Clark, Hannah Clarke, and Angela C. Roberts

in The Orbitofrontal Cortex

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198565741
eISBN:
9780191723971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565741.003.0016
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter reviews evidence indicating a close association of the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) with ascending modulatory neurotransmitter systems. It focuses on the neurochemical modulation of ... More


Adventurous Spirits and Clamoring Sophists: Smith on the Problem of Risk in Political Economy

Emily C. Nacol

in An Age of Risk: Politics and Economy in Early Modern Britain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691165103
eISBN:
9781400883011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165103.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter argues that Adam Smith's moral theory and political economy confront human ambivalence about risk, by now a permanent feature of the human condition. Smith's analysis of individuals, ... More


Does No Good Deed Go Unpunished? the Victimology of Altruism

Robert J. Homant and Daniel B. Kennedy

in Pathological Altruism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199738571
eISBN:
9780199918669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738571.003.0133
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

To explore the relationship between altruism and crime victimization, 100 undergraduates reported their experiences as crime victims and their past altruistic behaviors. Level of altruism was found ... More


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