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Financial Crises: Causes, Consequences, and Policy Responses

by Stijn Claessens & M. Ayhan Kose

Financial Crises: Causes, Consequences, and Policy Responses provides a comprehensive overview of research into financial crises and policy lessons learned. The book covers a wide range of crises, including...


Cambodia: Entering a New Phase of Growth

by Olaf Unteroberdoerster

Cambodia is poised to join a new generation of Asian frontier economies transitioning from low-income to emerging-market. But the path to greater and more shared prosperity requires a solid foundation of sound...


What Is Shadow Banking?

by Stijn Claessens & Lev Ratnovski

There is much confusion about what shadow banking is. Some equate it with securitization, others with non-traditional bank activities, and yet others with non-bank lending. Regardless, most think of shadow banking...


Do Forecasters Believe in Okun's Law? an Assessment of Unemployment and Output Forecasts

by Laurence M. Ball & João Tovar Jalles

This paper provides an assessment of the consistency of unemployment and output forecasts. We show that, consistent with Okun's Law, forecasts of real GDP growth and the change in unemployment are negatively...


Algeria: Staff Report for the 2013 Article IV Consultation

by International Monetary Fund. Midd Dept.

KEY ISSUES Inflation subsided in 2013 but preexisting and emerging macro-financial vulnerabilities need to be tackled. After reaching a 15-year high in 2012, inflation is coming back within the central bank's...


El Salvador: Technical Note on Safety Nets and Crisis Management Arrangements

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...


El Salvador: Financial System Stability Assessment

by International Monetary Fund. Department

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Despite the global and domestic shocks of 2008-2009, the banking sector remains sound. Salvadoran banks were not directly exposed to the global financial crisis. However, the parent banks of...


The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One: How Corporate Executives and Politicians Looted the S&L Industry

by William K. Black

In this expert insider's account of the savings and loan debacle of the 1980s, William Black lays bare the strategies that corrupt CEOs and CFOs-in collusion with those who have regulatory oversight of their...


The Seven Sins of Wall Street: Big Banks, their Washington Lackeys, and the Next Financial Crisis

by Bob Ivry

We all know that the financial crisis of 2008 came dangerously close to pushing the United States and the world into a depression rivaling that of the 1930s. But what is astonishing—and should make us not just...


Macroprudential Regulatory Policies: The New Road to Financial Stability?

by DOUGLAS D EVANOFF & Stijn Claessens

This book is a collection of papers presented in the conference held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in September 2010, that examines the role of macroprudential regulation in the financial industry....


Market Practice in Financial Modelling

by Chia Chiang Tan

Written to bridge the gap between foundational quantitative finance and market practice, this book goes beyond the basics covered in most textbooks by presenting content concerning actual industry norms, thus...


Managing and Measuring Risk: Emerging Global Standards and Regulations After the Financial Crisis

by OLIVIERO ROGGI & EDWARD I ALTMAN

This edited volume presents the most recent achievements in risk measurement and management, as well as regulation of the financial industry, with contributions from prominent scholars and practitioners such...


Global Credit Review: Volume 2

by Singapore Risk Management Institute

This annual publication provides an overview of the most important developments in global credit markets and the regulatory landscape. It covers theoretical and empirical research on credit ratings and credit...


Global Derivative Debacles: From Theory to Malpractice

by LAURENT L JACQUE

This book analyzes in depth all major derivatives debacles of the last half century including the multi-billion losses and/or bankruptcy of Metallgesellschaft (1994), Barings Bank (1995), Long Term Capital Management...


Engineering a Financial Bloodbath: How Sub-Prime Securitization Destroyed the Legitimacy of Financial Capitalism

by Justin O'Brien

In July 2007, the then chief executive of Citigroup, Charles Prince, captured the hubris of a market dangerously addicted to debt: “When the music stops, in terms of liquidity, things will be complicated....


Stagecoach: Wells Fargo and the American West

by Philip L. Fradkin

Sweeping in scope, as revealing of an era as it is of a company, Stagecoach is the epic story of Wells Fargo and the American West, by award-winning writer Philip L. Fradkin.

The trail of Wells Fargo runs through...


Alternative Banking and Financial Crisis

by Olivier Butzbach & Kurt von Mettenheim

The recent banking crisis has brought into question the business model used by most large banks. This collection of essays explores the success of 'alternative banks' - savings banks, cooperative banks and development...


The Rise and Fall of Bear Stearns

by Alan C. Greenberg & Mark Singer

On March 16, 2008, Alan Greenberg, former CEO and current chairman of the executive committee of Bear Stearns, found himself in the company’s offices on a Sunday. More remarkable by far than the fact that...


Fixing Russia's Banks: A Proposal for Growth

by Michael S. Bernstam & Alvin Rabushka

Fixing Russia's Banks documents how Russia's financial system is built on what Michael S. Bernstam and Alvin Rabushka call ersatz banks. These inferior imitation banks have served largely as tools of the government...


Multi-Asset Risk Modeling: Techniques for a Global Economy in an Electronic and Algorithmic Trading Era

by Morton Glantz & Robert Kissell

Multi-Asset Risk Modeling describes, in a single volume, the latest and most advanced risk modeling techniques for equities, debt, fixed income, futures and derivatives, commodities, and foreign exchange, as...