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A Few Lessons for the Future

Paolo Mauro, Nathan Sussman, and Yishay Yafeh

in Emerging Markets and Financial Globalization: Sovereign Bond Spreads in 1870-1913 and Today

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199272693
eISBN:
9780191603488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272697.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This concluding chapter reiterates three main themes emphasized in the book. The first is that institutional and political reforms seldom reduce the cost of capital quickly; other types of events, ... More


Where Do We Go from Here?

Glenn Yago and Susanne Trimbath

in Beyond Junk Bonds: Expanding High Yield Markets

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195149234
eISBN:
9780199871865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195149238.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This short introductory chapter provides a brief analysis of the high‐yield (junk bond) market in the USA in 2001 and 2002, discussing the multitude of influences upon it, including the September 11, ... More


Yield Curve Modeling and Forecasting: The Dynamic Nelson-Siegel Approach

Francis X. Diebold and Glenn D. Rudebusch

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146805
eISBN:
9781400845415
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146805.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Understanding the dynamic evolution of the yield curve is critical to many financial tasks, including pricing financial assets and their derivatives, managing financial risk, allocating portfolios, ... More


Emerging Markets and Financial Globalization: Sovereign Bond Spreads in 1870-1913 and Today

Paolo Mauro, Nathan Sussman, and Yishay Yafeh

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199272693
eISBN:
9780191603488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272697.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This book provides the first comparative analysis of the determinants of sovereign bond spreads in the first era of financial globalization and bond finance (1870-1913) and today (1994-2002). Drawing ... More


The London Market for Sovereign Debt, 1870–1913 versus Today's Markets

Paolo Mauro, Nathan Sussman, and Yishay Yafeh

in Emerging Markets and Financial Globalization: Sovereign Bond Spreads in 1870-1913 and Today

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199272693
eISBN:
9780191603488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272697.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter describes the pre-World War I London market for sovereign bonds issued by emerging countries, and compares it with the corresponding market today. It shows that the London market was ... More


Junk Bonds Then and Now

Glenn Yago and Susanne Trimbath

in Beyond Junk Bonds: Expanding High Yield Markets

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195149234
eISBN:
9780199871865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195149238.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter first presents a brief history of the high‐yield securities market in the USA since the 1970s. It then discusses the etymology of the term ‘junk bonds’, and goes on to describe critical ... More


Facts, Factors, and Questions

Francis X. Diebold and Glenn D. Rudebusch

in Yield Curve Modeling and Forecasting: The Dynamic Nelson-Siegel Approach

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146805
eISBN:
9781400845415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146805.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter introduces some important conceptual, descriptive, and theoretical considerations regarding nominal government bond yield curves. Conceptually, just what is it that are we trying to ... More


The Use of Agricultural Techniques in Medieval England

David Stone

in Decision-Making in Medieval Agriculture

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199247769
eISBN:
9780191714818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247769.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The Wisbech accounts indicate that medieval farmers employed yield-raising techniques, such as legume cultivation, weeding, and the spreading of manure, only when it was in their interests to do so. ... More


Industrial Restructuring

Glenn Yago and Susanne Trimbath

in Beyond Junk Bonds: Expanding High Yield Markets

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195149234
eISBN:
9780199871865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195149238.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter investigates industrial restructuring in the slow‐growing food industry in the USA, asking why an industry with a growth factor of less than 1% flourishes in a world in which companies ... More


Financing the Future

Glenn Yago and Susanne Trimbath

in Beyond Junk Bonds: Expanding High Yield Markets

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195149234
eISBN:
9780199871865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195149238.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

While this book was being written, the US economy hovered between recession and recovery, and the global economy remained increasingly polarized and endangered by economic stagnation, instability, ... More


The 1980s Users' Performance in the 1990s

Glenn Yago and Susanne Trimbath

in Beyond Junk Bonds: Expanding High Yield Markets

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195149234
eISBN:
9780199871865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195149238.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Case studies are presented of five high‐yield US companies and the strategies they have pursued to maximize the value of their assets, labor force, products and markets. The examples show how ... More


Artificial selection

Graham Bell

in Selection: The Mechanism of Evolution

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198569725
eISBN:
9780191717741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569725.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Artificial selection provides a means of validating evolutionary principles, and is the basis of applied evolutionary biology. This chapter describes both short-term and long-term responses to ... More


Food-Web Structure and Dynamics of East African Coral Reefs

Tim R. McClanahan

in Food Webs and the Dynamics of Marine Reefs

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195319958
eISBN:
9780199869596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319958.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter describes the oceanography, biogeography, and management of coral reef ecosystems of East Africa. The chapter focuses on the role of marine protected areas and fishing in controlling ... More


Beyond Junk Bonds: Expanding High Yield Markets

Glenn Yago and Susanne Trimbath

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195149234
eISBN:
9780199871865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195149238.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Since financial myths exploded in the 1980s, the perspective of time creates a unique opportunity to update and expand the analysis begun in Glenn Yago's 1991 book, Junk Bonds: How High Yield ... More


Sustainable Use of Wild Marine Living Resources: Notion or Myth?

Sidney J. Holt

in Foundations of Environmental Sustainability: The Coevolution of Science and Policy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195309454
eISBN:
9780199871261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309454.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter analyzes the idea that extractive use of “renewable” living resources can be sustained by imposing simple management measures. It reviews the history of the analyses and models developed ... More


Why Capital Structure Matters: The Corporate Finance Revolution

Glenn Yago and Susanne Trimbath

in Beyond Junk Bonds: Expanding High Yield Markets

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195149234
eISBN:
9780199871865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195149238.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The chapter starts by presenting a brief history of capital structure theory and research. After that it goes on to discuss the corporate finance revolution, which was catalyzed by the rise of the ... More


What Do We Need from Agriculture?

R. Ford Denison

in Darwinian Agriculture: How Understanding Evolution Can Improve Agriculture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139500
eISBN:
9781400842810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139500.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter considers some of the challenges that agriculture is facing now or will face in the near future, including resource-use efficiency and food security. It begins with a discussion of the ... More


The Economy in the Late Middle Ages: Agriculture and Industries

Bas van Bavel

in Manors and Markets: Economy and Society in the Low Countries 500-1600

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199278664
eISBN:
9780191707032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278664.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Increasing population pressure and the growth of markets transformed agriculture. Specialization for the market greatly increased, but it took different forms per region. Some saw the rise of ... More


Arbitrage-Free Nelson-Siegel

Francis X. Diebold and Glenn D. Rudebusch

in Yield Curve Modeling and Forecasting: The Dynamic Nelson-Siegel Approach

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146805
eISBN:
9781400845415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146805.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter discusses a new class of affine arbitrage-free models that overcome the problems with empirical implementation of the canonical affine arbitrage-free model. This new class is based on ... More


Extensions

Francis X. Diebold and Glenn D. Rudebusch

in Yield Curve Modeling and Forecasting: The Dynamic Nelson-Siegel Approach

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146805
eISBN:
9781400845415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146805.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter highlights aspects of the vibrant ongoing research program associated with the ideas developed in earlier chapters. It begins with a collage-style sketch of work involving Bayesian ... More


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