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Trading For A Social Or Environmental Purpose

by IntelligentHQ.com

A social enterprise is a business that trades for a social and/or environmental purpose. Social enterprises generally have a remit to do good in some way by solving a social or environmental problem. These organisations...


The Intelligent Investor, Rev. Ed

by Benjamin Graham

The greatest investment advisor of the twentieth century, Benjamin Graham taught and inspired people worldwide. Graham's philosophy of “value investing”—which shields investors from substantial error and...


Playing at Acquisitions: Behavioral Option Games

by Han Smit & Thras Moraitis

It is widely accepted that a large proportion of acquisition strategies fail to deliver the expected value. Globalizing markets characterized by growing uncertainty, together with the advent of new competitors,...


Notebooks from China

by Alberto Forchielli & Romeo Orlandi

The asian continent is quivering, China is going through happenings that can have relevant consequences on the whole world. Our two authors, Albert Forchielli and Romeo Orlandi, who have been experts on asian...


Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice n. 1-3/2011

by AA.VV. & Domenico Da Empoli

Contenuto/Contents Wallace E. Oates On the Development of the Theory of Fiscal Federalism: An Essay in the History of (Recent) Economic Thought Yong J. Yoon An Analogy: Symmetric Tragedies and Calculus of Consent...


Uncertainty, Expectations, and Financial Instability: Reviving Allais's Lost Theory of Psychological Time

by Eric Barthalon

Eric Barthalon applies the neglected theory of psychological time and memory decay of Nobel Prize–winning economist Maurice Allais (1911–2010) to model investors’ psychology in the present context of recurrent...


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...


The World's First Stock Exchange

by Lodewijk Petram & Lynne Richards

The launch of the Dutch East India Company in 1602 initiated Amsterdam’s transformation from a regional market town into a dominant financial center. The Company introduced easily transferable shares, and...


This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly

by Carmen M. Reinhart & Kenneth S. Rogoff

Throughout history, rich and poor countries alike have been lending, borrowing, crashing--and recovering--their way through an extraordinary range of financial crises. Each time, the experts have chimed, "this...


The First Crash: Lessons from the South Sea Bubble

by Richard Dale

For nearly three centuries the spectacular rise and fall of the South Sea Company has gripped the public imagination as the most graphic warning to investors of the dangers of unbridled speculation. Yet history...


When Washington Shut Down Wall Street: The Great Financial Crisis of 1914 and the Origins of America's Monetary Supremacy

by William L. Silber

When Washington Shut Down Wall Street unfolds like a mystery story. It traces Treasury Secretary William Gibbs McAdoo's triumph over a monetary crisis at the outbreak of World War I that threatened the United...


Strategic Purchasing Roadmap

by Eric Salviac, Charles-Henri Vollet & Frédéric Bernard

Purchases from external suppliers represent 20% and up to 80% of companies' total revenue and keeping these expenses down is a critical issue for global financial performance and competitiveness.

As a result,...


HBR Guide to Finance Basics for Managers

by Harvard Business Review

DON’T LET YOUR FEAR OF FINANCE GET IN THE WAY OF YOUR SUCCESS

Can you prepare a breakeven analysis? Do you know the difference between an income statement and a balance sheet? Or understand why a business that’s...


The End of Money and the Future of Civilization

by Thomas Greco

Like the proverbial fish who doesn’t know what water is, we swim in an economy built on money that few of us comprehend, and, most definitely, what we don’t know is hurting us.

Very few people realize that...


The Looting of America: How Wall Street's Game of Fantasy Finance Destroyed Our Jobs, Pensions, and Prosperity—and What We Can Do about It

by Les Leopold

How could the best and brightest (and most highly paid) in finance crash the global economy and then get us to bail them out as well? What caused this mess in the first place? Housing? Greed? Dumb politicians?...


Financial Intelligence, Revised Edition: A Manager's Guide to Knowing What the Numbers Really Mean

by Karen Berman, Joe Knight & John Case

Inc. magazine calls it one of “the best, clearest guides to the numbers” on the market. Readers agree, saying it’s exactly “what I need to know” and calling it a “must-read” for decision makers...


Life Beyond Spending: Spend Less, and Live More

by Ernesto Caravantes

Caravantes explores how people can trade one paradigm of conspicuous consumption for another of frugality and simplicity. With over one hundred easy-to-do fun ideas and entertaining activities that are free...


The Basics of Public Budgeting and Financial Management Updates

by Charles E. Menifield

This book brings budgetary theory and practice together. It exposes students to basic budget and finance concepts, public revenue, financial management, risk assessment, and cost benefit analysis, helping them...


Capitalism and Commerce: Conceptual Foundations of Free Enterprise

by Edward W. Younkins

In Capitalism and Commerce, Edward Younkins provides a clear and accessible introduction to the best moral and economic arguments for capitalism. Drawn from over a decade of business school teaching, Younkins's...


Syrian Episodes: Sons, Fathers, and an Anthropologist in Aleppo

by John Borneman

When Princeton anthropologist John Borneman arrived in Syria's second-largest city in 2004 as a visiting Fulbright professor, he took up residence in what many consider a "rogue state" on the frontline of a...