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The Role of Law and Regulation in Sustaining Financial Markets

by Niels Philipsen & Guangdong Xu

This book explores the role of law and regulation in sustaining financial markets in both developed and developing countries, particularly the European Union, United States and China. The central argument of...


Financial Cultures and Crisis Dynamics

by Bob Jessop, Brigitte Young & Christoph Scherrer

The recent financial crisis exposed both a naïve faith in mathematical models to manage risk and a crude culture of greed that embraces risk. This book explores cultures of finance in sites such as corporate...


Growth Surprises and Synchronized Slowdowns in Emerging Marketsâ€"â€"An Empirical Investigation

by Ghada Fayad & Roberto Perrelli

Output growth has slowed in several emerging markets since 2011—a remarkable feature for a non-crisis period in EMs. Such synchronized slowdowns were largely unanticipated by scholars and forecasters alike....


Branch's Elements of Shipping

by Alan Edward Branch & Michael Robarts

Since it was first published in 1964, Elements of Shipping has become established as a market leader. Now in its ninth edition, Branch's Elements of Shipping, renamed in memory of Alan Branch, has been updated...


Understanding Financial Risk Management

by Angelo Corelli

Financial Risk Management is a topic of primary importance in financial markets and, more generally, in life. Risk can be seen as an opportunity if related to the concept of compensative return. It is therefore...


Financial Inclusion, Growth and Inequality : A Model Application to Colombia

by Izabela Karpowicz

Financial inclusion has been one of the key pillars of Colombia’s development strategy for a number of years. Financial inclusion policies have aimed at channeling microcredit to poor, spreading formal banking...


News and Monetary Shocks at a High Frequency : A Simple Approach

by Troy Matheson & Emil Stavrev

We develop a simple approach to identify economic news and monetary shocks at a high frequency. The approach is used to examine financial market developments in the United States following the Federal Reserve’s...


Optimal Maturity Structure of Sovereign Debt in Situation of Near Default

by Gabriel Desgranges & Céline Rochon

We study the relationship between default and the maturity structure of the debt portfolio of a Sovereign, under uncertainty. The Sovereign faces a trade-off between a future costly default and a high current...


Switzerland : Technical Note-Systemic Risk and Contagion Analysis

by International Monetary Fund. Department

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...


Switzerland: Technical Note-Oversight, Supervision, and Risk Management of Financial Market Infrastructures

by International Monetary Fund. Department

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...


Devising Consumption: Cultural Economies of Insurance, Credit and Spending

by Liz Mcfall

The book explores the vital role played by the financial service industries in enabling the poor to consume over the last hundred and fifty years. Spending requires means, but these industries offered something...


Of Synthetic Finance: Three Essays of Speculative Materialism

by Benjamin Lozano

Synthetic finance revolutionizes materialism such that we can now create wealth in the process of universally distributing it. While financial innovation in global capitalism provided the conditions for the...


Tuvalu: 2014 Article IV Consultation : Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Tuvalu

by International Monetary Fund. Asia Dept

Tuvalu is one of the smallest and most isolated countries in the world. With a population of some 11,000 people living on 26 square kilometers, Tuvalu is more than 3,000 kilometers away from its nearest major...


Conversations and Empirical Evidence in Microfinance

by Phillip Phan

Microfinance is regarded as a lynchpin in private sector solutions to a host of complex social challenges, from child labor, education, and women's rights, through to sustainable local economic development....


Generation Alt: The New Movement in Alternative Investing

by Clifford Jack

Focusing on a new movement in alternative investing, this book provides insight into this exciting portfolio strategy.  The author demystifies and uncovers the alternative asset class; educates and entertains...


Finance & Development, September 2014

by International Monetary Fund. Exte Dept.

For the latest thinking about the international financial system, monetary policy, economic development, poverty reduction, and other critical issues, subscribe to Finance & Development (F&D). This lively quarterly...


High-Frequency Financial Econometrics

by Yacine Ait-Sahalia & Jean Jacod

High-frequency trading is an algorithm-based computerized trading practice that allows firms to trade stocks in milliseconds. Over the last fifteen years, the use of statistical and econometric methods for analyzing...


Macro-Prudential Policies to Mitigate Financial System Vulnerabilities

by Stijn Claessens & Swati R. Ghosh

Macro-prudential policies aimed at mitigating systemic financial risks have become part of the policy toolkit in many emerging markets and some advanced countries. Their effectiveness and efficacy are not well-known,...


Portfolio Flows, Global Risk Aversion and Asset Prices in Emerging Markets

by Nasha Ananchotikul & Longmei Zhang

In recent years, portfolio flows to emerging markets have become increasingly large and volatile. Using weekly portfolio fund flows data, the paper finds that their short-run dynamics are driven mostly by global...


Financial Innovation, Regulation and Crises in History

by Piet Clement, Harold James & Herman Van der Wee

With present concerns over the regulation of the banking industry continuing to make headlines, an examination of the historiography of financial crises is timely. With contributions from world-renowned figures...