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The Power and Independence of the Federal Reserve

by Peter Conti-Brown

The independence of the Federal Reserve is considered a cornerstone of its identity, crucial for keeping monetary policy decisions free of electoral politics. But do we really understand what is meant by "Federal...


REVPAC - Revenue Participation Capital - BONDS: The New Revolutionary Financial Instrument; Changing the Way We Fund New Ideas

by EMINEM L'ECONOMISTE

The most potent Financial Instrument in the Venture Capital World.

The new and revolutionary Financial Instrument – REVPAC BONDS - is the missing tool sought by Bankers and Entrepreneurs that have experienced...


Central Bankers at the End of Their Rope?: Monetary Policy and the Coming Depression

by Jack Rasmus

An historically unprecedented state subsidization of the US financial system has been implemented since 2010 via the Federal Reserve, the US central bank. Oiginally designed to serve as lender of last resort...


Talking Financial Inclusion in Liberalised India: Conversations with Governors of the Reserve Bank of India

by M. S. Sriram

This book presents a set of conversations with five former Governors and the present serving Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (from 1992 onwards) on the topic of financial inclusion. Two key aspects are...


Salvage ethnography in the Scottish financial sector

by Jonathan Hearn

This book is based on ethnographic research from 2001-2, during Bank of Scotland's first year of merger with Halifax to form HBOS. The research is revisited from the present perspective in the wake of the global...


The Future of Money

by Harald Seiz

Never before in times of peace has the subject of money evoked the uncertainty it does today. Although, we live in affluence here in Germany, many people begin to ask themselves whether the value of our money...


The benefits of cash

by Malte Krueger & Franz Seitz

Cash is an exciting and important topic, which has become the subject of extensive debate, especially of late. Cash is also the frequent target of criticism, with claims that it is inefficient, expensive, fosters...


Handbook of Blockchain, Digital Finance, and Inclusion, Volume 2: ChinaTech, Mobile Security, and Distributed Ledger

by David Lee Kuo Chuen & Robert H. Deng

Handbook of Blockchain, Digital Finance, and Inclusion, Volume 2: ChinaTech, Mobile Security, and Distributed Ledger emphasizes technological developments that introduce the future of finance. Descriptions...


Money Power: A Force for Freedom or Slavery?

by Isac Boman

Based on a thesis at Åbo Akademi University, Money Power: A Force for Freedom or Slavery?, is a bold and original contribution to a field which is commonly misperceived as nearly self-evident and unproblematic...


Banking on Fraud: Drexel, Junk Bonds, and Buyouts

by Mary Zey

In analyzing the fraud-facilitated leveraged buyouts engineered by Michael Milken and the firm of Drexel Burnham Lambert, the author suggests that such buyouts have multiple and extensive consequences for the...


Handbook of Blockchain, Digital Finance, and Inclusion, Volume 1: Cryptocurrency, FinTech, InsurTech, and Regulation

by David Lee Kuo Chuen & Robert H. Deng

Handbook of Blockchain, Digital Finance, and Inclusion, Volume 1: Cryptocurrency, FinTech, InsurTech, and Regulation explores recent advances in digital banking and cryptocurrency, emphasizing mobile technology...


Bringing E-money to the Poor: Successes and Failures

by Thyra A. Riley & Anoma Kulathunga

Moving toward universal access to financial services is within reach, thanks to new technologies, transformative business models, and ambitious reforms. Instruments such as e-money accounts and mobile accounts,...


Central Banks into the Breach

by Pierre L. Siklos

Central banks play an important role in the course of national economies and the global economy. Their leaders are regularly feted or vilified, their policy pronouncements highly anticipated and routinely scrutinized....


Can the Poor Save?: Saving and Asset Building in Individual Development Accounts

by Michael Sherraden

Many policymakers argue that the best poverty policy not only provides cash to the poor for subsistence but also incentives and structures that encourage long-term social and economic improvement. As part of...


Sustainable Banking: The Greening of Finance

by Jan Jaap Bouma, Marcel Jeucken & Leon Klinkers

This comprehensive addition to the debate on sustainable development has been produced in order to take a global pulse on how the financial services sector is responding to the growing challenge of shareholder...


Reform and Growth: Evaluating the World Bank Experience

by R. Kyle Peters

Although the quest for growth remains as elusive as it was more than a decade ago, there is now much greater consensus on the policies and institutional changes that are needed to foster growth and economic...


Insider's Guide to Fixed Income Securities & Markets

by Doug Carroll & Professor An Yan PhD

The Insider's Guide to Fixed Income Securities and Markets is designed to provide readers with a comprehensive, yet reasonably concise, resource that investigates all major types of fixed income securities and...


Banking's Final Exam

by Morris Goldstein

Spurred by the success of the first stress test of US banks toward the end of the global economic crisis in 2009, stress testing of large financial institutions has become the cornerstone of banking supervision...


Redefining Capitalism in Global Economic Development

by Kui-Wai Li

Redefining Capitalism in Global Economic Development reconsiders capitalism by taking into account the unfolding forces of economic globalization, especially in Asian economies. It explores the economic implications...


The Right Balance for Banks

by William R. Cline

The global financial crisis produced an important agreement among regulators in 2010–11 to raise capital requirements for banks to protect them from insolvency in the event of another emergency. In this book,...