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Credit Rating Agencies on the Watch List: Analysis of European Regulation

Raquel García Alcubilla and Javier Ruiz del Pozo

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199608867
eISBN:
9780191739125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608867.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Macro- and Monetary Economics

In a non-technical language, the book provides an overview of the history of ratings, the role of rating agencies, the industry, the uses of ratings and the rating process. The US subprime crisis ... More


Chapter Chapter Market Innovations to Better Allocate Generational Risk

Salvador Valdés‐Prieto

in Restructuring Retirement Risks

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199204656
eISBN:
9780191603822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199204659.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Mandatory old-age benefit programs tend to require periodic adjustments as a result of demographic and economic shocks. However, such discretionary adjustments create political risk for workers and ... More


Supply of annuities

Edmund Cannon and Ian Tonks

in Annuity Markets

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199216994
eISBN:
9780191711978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216994.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter examines the supply of annuities, and discusses the regulatory framework. It discusses the market share of annuity business in the UK and the risk-management of annuity contracts by ... More


Legacies of the Past and Currents of Change: Conundrums over Migration and Asylum

Georg Menz

in The Political Economy of Managed Migration: Nonstate Actors, Europeanization, and the Politics of Designing Migration Policies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199533886
eISBN:
9780191714771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533886.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter submits the historical institutionalist argument that though past legacies of migration regulation leave an important imprint on national approaches, a critical juncture has now been ... More


Patent as a Market Instrument

Dominique Guellec, Bruno van Pottelsberghe, and Nicolas van Zeebroeck

in The Economics of the European Patent System: IP Policy for Innovation and Competition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199216987
eISBN:
9780191711831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216987.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter investigates the use and impact of patents on markets. Patent strategies are variegated and often sophisticated, far beyond the basic justification of patent systems. Strategic patenting ... More


The Role of Taxes in Compensation Schemes and Structured Finance

Vieri Ceriani, Stefano Manestra, Giacomo Ricotti, and Alessandra Sanelli

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/9780199698165.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter investigates the effects of the tax system on the economic factors that triggered the financial crisis. We examine two specific cases in which the tax regime interacted with these ... More


Global Bond Markets

Roy C. Smith, Ingo Walter, and Gayle Delong

in Global Banking

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195335934
eISBN:
9780199932146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335934.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter discusses the global bond market, which provides medium- to long-term financing. In the international arena, Eurobonds are the principal form of such financing. Eurobonds are outside the ... More


The Boom in Everyday Borrowing

Paul Langley

in The Everyday Life of Global Finance: Saving and Borrowing in Anglo-America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199236596
eISBN:
9780191717079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236596.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter focuses on the boom in everyday borrowing and the qualitative transformations in consumer credit and mortgage networks that have made it possible. This boom is situated in the two ... More


Illustrating the Perspective: Contention over Race in the United States, 1932–1980 and the Rise and Fall of the Mortgage Securitization Industry, 1969–2011

Neil Fligstein and Doug McAdam

in A Theory of Fields

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199859948
eISBN:
9780199951178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199859948.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter uses two detailed examples from political sociology/social movements and economic sociology to illustrate the usefulness of the framework developed. The examples chosen are political ... More


Banking Strategy

Hrishikes Bhattacharya

in Banking Strategy, Credit Appraisal, and Lending Decisions: A Risk–Return Framework

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198074106
eISBN:
9780199080861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074106.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter begins with a description of financial sector reforms in India and their impact on banks and financial institutions. It then discusses changes in savings and investment behaviour, and ... More


International Borrowing

RUMU SARKAR

in International Development Law: Rule of Law, Human Rights, and Global Finance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195398281
eISBN:
9780199866366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398281.003.005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter explains the international financial architecture supporting the financing of international development. It examines the international borrowing practices of sovereign states, and ... More


Financial Innovation: Too Much or Too Little?

Michael Haliassos (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262018296
eISBN:
9780262305495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018296.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This collective volume is about financial innovation, its history, and its potential to cause or to prevent financial crises. In assigning blame for the recent economic crisis, many have pointed to ... More


Frontiers of Fear: Immigration and Insecurity in the United States and Europe

Ariane Chebel d’Appollonia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450686
eISBN:
9780801463914
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450686.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

On both sides of the Atlantic, restrictive immigration policies have been framed as security imperatives since the 1990s. This trend accelerated in the aftermath of 9/11 and subsequent terrorist ... More


Neoliberal Apartheid: Palestine/Israel and South Africa after 1994

Andy Clarno

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226429922
eISBN:
9780226430126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226430126.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

In the early 1990s, South Africa and Palestine/Israel began negotiations to end colonial rule. The South African state was democratized and Black South Africans gained formal legal equality. ... More


Perspectives on Dodd-Frank and Finance

Paul H. Schultz (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262028035
eISBN:
9780262325929
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028035.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Leading scholars in economics, finance and law, along with regulators and practitioners, discuss Dodd-Frank and financial regulation. The origins of the Dodd-Frank Act in the financial crisis and ... More


Lewis Ranieri: 1948–: Father of Securitization

Edward Morris

in Wall Streeters: The Creators and Corruptors of American Finance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170543
eISBN:
9780231540506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170543.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

The chapter describes Lewis Ranieri’s role in the creation of mortgage-backed bonds and other securitized investments.


Financial Innovation or Bricolage?

Ewald Engelen, Ismail Ertürk, Julie Froud, Sukhdev Johal, Adam Leaver, Michael Moran, Adriana Nilsson, and Karel Williams

in After the Great Complacence: Financial Crisis and the Politics of Reform

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199589081
eISBN:
9780191731150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589081.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Political Economy

Chapter 2 considers the question of why so few people saw the 2007 financial crisis coming by developing Immanuel Wallerstein’s insight about how capitalism works though promises which mobilize ... More


Ports of Entry in the “homeland Security” Era: Inequality of Mobility and the Securitization of Transnational Flows

Samuel Martínez

in International Migration and Human Rights: The Global Repercussions of U.S. Policy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520258211
eISBN:
9780520942578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258211.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter covers the process of securitization in ways generally applicable to all types of ports, especially to U.S. ports of entry at the Mexican border. It brings a wide range of sources, ... More


Fast Money Builds the Speculative City

Rachel Weber

in From Boom To Bubble: How Finance Built the New Chicago

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226294483
eISBN:
9780226294513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226294513.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter examines the role of financial markets in real estate development and how financial actors influence the form of American cities. It serves as a basic primer in development finance for ... More


The Securitization of Society: Crime, Risk, and Social Order

Marc Schuilenburg

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479854219
eISBN:
9781479881956
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479854219.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Traditionally, security has been the realm of the state and its uniformed police. However, in the last two decades, many actors and agencies, including schools, clubs, housing corporations, ... More


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