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House Poor
June Fletcher
0060873221
Nov 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Fletcher, who writes the "Home Front" feature for the Wall Street Journal, puts the current housing market hype into perspective in this guide for owners and investors alike. Though written during a two-month period last spring, her book is, nonetheless, packed with an enormous amount of information and advice. Is the market bubble about to burst? What kind of financing is best for me? How much value does a room addition really add to a property? What's the advantage (or disadvantage) of a zero-interest loan? Fletcher answers the questions, defines the terms, and introduces a host of financial options clearly and concisely, making plenty of suggestions to help home owners and investors sail confidently through the slowdown most analysts predict is on the horizon. Summaries in the form of "Survival Tips" are handy...


Interest Rate Models - Theory and Practice : With Smile, Inflation and Credit (Springer Finance)
Damiano Brigo, Fabio Mercurio
3540221492
June 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
The 2nd edition of this successful book has several new features. The calibration discussion of the basic LIBOR market model has been enriched considerably, with an analysis of the impact of the swaptions interpolation technique and of the exogenous instantaneous correlation on the calibration outputs. A discussion of historical estimation of the instantaneous correlation matrix and of rank reduction has been added, and a LIBOR-model consistent swaption-volatility interpolation technique has been introduced. The old sections devoted to the smile issue in the LIBOR market model have been enlarged into a new chapter. New sections on local-volatility dynamics, and on stochastic volatility models have been added, with a thorough treatment of the recently developed uncertain-volatility approach. Examples of calibrations to...


Inflation Targeting
Ben S. Bernanke (Editor)
0226044718
February 2005
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
Over the past fifteen years, a significant number of industrialized and middle-income countries have adopted inflation targeting as a framework for monetary policymaking. As the name suggests, in such inflation-targeting regimes, the central bank is responsible for achieving a publicly announced target for the inflation rate. While the objective of controlling inflation enjoys wide support among both academic experts and policymakers, and while the countries that have followed this model have generally experienced good macroeconomic outcomes, many important questions about inflation targeting remain.

In Inflation Targeting, a distinguished group of contributors explores the many underexamined dimensions of inflation targeting--its potential, its successes, and its limitations--from both a theoretical and...


Tariffs, Blockades, and Inflation
Mark Thornton
0842029613
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Robert Tollison, Professor of Economics, Clemson University
"Want to know why the South lost the Civil War?" The answer is in this delightful book!" --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Book Description
What role did economics play in leading the United States into the Civil War in the 1860s, and how did the war affect the economies of the North and the South? Tariffs, Blockades, and Inflation uses contemporary economic analyses such as supply and


Inflation-Indexed Securities
Mark Deacon
0470868120
May 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
The global market for inflation-indexed securities has ballooned in recent years, and this trend is set to continue. This book examines the rationale behind issuance and investment decisions, and details the issues facing anyone who designs indexed securities, illustrating them wherever possible with actual examples from the international capital markets. In particular, an extensive review of indexed debt markets throughout the world is provided - including for the first time, a comprehensive and consistent set of cash flow and price-yield equations for the instruments already in existence in the major bond markets - forming an important reference for those already experienced in the field, as well as practitioners and academics approaching the subject for the first time.

The book also provides unique insight...



Inflation Targeting : Lessons from the International Experience
Ben S. Bernanke, et al
0691086893
January 3, 2001
Paperback
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Lucjan T. Orlowski, Journal of Comparative Economics
This volume provides a comprehensive, valuable examination of diverse international experience with inflation targeting regimes.

Review
Lucjan T. Orlowski Journal of Comparative Economics : This volume provides a comprehensive, valuable examination of diverse international experience with inflation targeting regimes.

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Inflation Targeting
Edwin M. M. Truman
0881323454
October 2003
Paperback
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Culture and Inflation in Weimar Germany (Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism)
Bernd Widdig
0520222903
March 5, 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
For many Germans the hyperinflation of 1922 to 1923 was one of the most decisive experiences of the twentieth century. In his original and authoritative study, Bernd Widdig investigates the effects of that inflation on German culture during the Weimar Republic. He argues that inflation, with its dynamics of massification, devaluation, and the rapid circulation of money, is an integral part of modern culture and intensifies and condenses the experience of modernity in a traumatic way.

From the Inside Flap
"A landmark study. . . . Widdig's energetic account uses an interdisciplinary approach to reveal how economic anxieties were powerfully symptomatic of larger social and cultural issues."--Maria Tatar, author of Lustmord: Sexual Murder in Weimar Germany
"Bernd Widdig...


The Raw Deal
Ellen Frank
0807047260
June 2004
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Frank reveals in her introduction that from 1980 to 1998 most of the benefits of American economic growth flowed to the very wealthiest families. By 1998, the richest 1 percent of U.S. households controlled half of all financial assets. Frank, a senior economic analyst at Rhode Island College, blames this in part on the fact that, beginning in the 1970s, jobs moved first to the nonunion South, then to Mexico and overseas. She submits this situation as a story of the triumph of the finance industry, the growing dominance of financial interests in setting our economic policy, and the limits on public discourse about U.S. economic policy. Frank assesses the debates over federal borrowing, debt, and the prospects for Social Security, and she examines the myths surrounding the conduct of monetary policy and the problem of...


Incomes Policy and Inflation
Michael Parkin (Editor)
0751202061
December 1993
Hardcover
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Cosmological Inflation and Large-Scale Structure
Andrew R. Liddle, David H. Lyth
0521575982
April 13, 2000
Paperback
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Review
'... clearly written and will be very useful to students, providing a very valuable entry to the literature [in this] fast-developing field'. Professor Neil Turok, University of Cambridge
'... a detailed and well-written description of inflationary theory and its implications for the theory of formation of the large scale structure of the universe ... a must for those who want to study modern cosmology.' Professor Andrei Linde, Stanford University
'Both Liddle and Lyth have been active contributors to important developments in the fields if inflation and large-scale structure for well over a decade. their depth of knowledge and expertise provide a rock-solid foundation for this book, which is carefully constructed, well-written, well-organised, and crystal clear in its presentation of what can appear to be a complex and...


The Collected Papers of James Meade
Sue Howson
0043311156
May 1988
Hardcover
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Book Description
James Meade, awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1977, has, over five decades, written and published on theoretical and applied problems in most fields of economics. He has always been as concerned with problems of economic policy as with purely theoretical issues, and was one of the early British economists to serve in government.
Much of the work in these four volumes is previously unpublished and gives a fascinating and highly readable insight into the workings of government during this period in British economic history.


Inflation and Labor Markets
D. L. Purdy (Editor)
0751201995
December 1993
Hardcover
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The Hyperinflation Survival Guide
Gerald Swanson
0974118001
July 31, 2003
Paperback
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Inflation in Open Economies
Michael Parkin (Editor)
075120207X
December 1993
Hardcover
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The Handbook of Inflation Hedging Investments
Robert J. Greer
0071460381
Dec 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Invaluable perspectives on the progress of inflation protection Recent interest rate increases signal a return to the days of less benign inflation. The Handbook of Inflation Hedging Investments discusses effective inflation protection vehicles, along with strategies for integrating them into diversified professional portfolios.

About the Author

Robert Greer is the senior vice president and manager for real return products for Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO). A global authority on professional commodities investing, Greer has published his work in numerous industry journals including Journal of Portfolio Management, Journal of Derivatives, Pensions and Investments.



The Great Disorder
Gerald D. Feldman
0195101146
Mar 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
This book presents a comprehensive study of the most famous and spectacular instance of inflation in modern industrial society--that in Germany during and following World War I. A broad, probing narrative, this book studies inflation as a strategy of social pacification and economic
reconstruction and as a mechanism for escaping domestic and international indebtedness. The Great Disorder is a study of German society under the tension of inflation and hyperinflation, and it explores the ways in which Germany's hyperinflation and stabilization were linked to the Great Depression
and the rise of National Socialism. This wide-ranging study sets German inflation within the broader issues of maintaining economic stability, social peace, and democracy and thus contributes to the general history of the twentieth...


The Agile Investor: Profiting from the End of Buy and Hold
Stephen Leeb, Roger S. Conrad
0887307604


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Book Review
Stephen Leeb and Roger Conrad, editors of the Personal Finance investment newsletter, believe that in the very near future record levels of inflation will dramatically alter the world of investment. The Agile Investor: Profiting from the End of Buy and Hold lays out their carefully considered strategy for dealing with the resultant volatility. The array of long-range opportunities suggested in their subsequent "investment road map" includes oil, bonds and real estate, as well as entrepreneurship and emerging markets.

From Library Journal
Warning, dark times lie ahead!?at least according to Leeb (Market Timing for the Nineties, LJ 6/1/93), a frequent guest on numerous TV investment programs. His purpose in writing this book is to help investors deal with what he predicts will...


Inflation in the United Kingdom
Michael Parkin (Editor)
0751202088
December 1993
Hardcover
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D&B Country RiskLine Report: Fiji [DOWNLOAD: PDF]

B00005OORW
March 23, 2006
Digital
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Book Description
D&B Country RiskLine Report

This D&B Country RiskLine Report will help you analyze the risks, opportunities and likely payment delays when doing business in Fiji.

It includes selected country risk information and provides a succinct risk indicator that assesses the risk of doing business in Fiji, given its current economic, political and commercial situation. The report also includes two-year forecasts, which enable you to manage your ongoing business risk.

This report also includes important details on:

D&B's recommended way to conduct transactions

Usual terms of credit

Average time local banks take to exchange currency

D&B Country RiskLine Reports are compiled by a team of highly skilled regional analysts who use exclusive data from D&B's global network of reporting offices and worldwide information database....



Inflation in the World Ecomony
Michael Parkin (Editor)
0751202053
December 1993
Hardcover
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Crisis, Stabilization, and Economic Reform
Michael Bruno
0198286635
Sept 1993
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book examines the phenomenon of the high inflation processes of the 1970s and 1980s as exemplified by Argentina, Brazil, and Israel. It explores the common characteristics of such processes and their possible cures--with some emphasis on the lessons of the Israeli experience in respect of
the role of incomes policy and the political economy of stabilization. The discussion of the theoretical underpinnings of "shock" treatments provides a good example for the blending of a number of disciplines: lessons of economic history, open economy monetary and macro theory, game-theory
applications to economic policy design (concepts such as dynamic inconsistency, government reputation, and credibility) and the rationalization of incomes policy.


High Inflation
Leijonhufvud Heymann
0198288441
May 1995
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book looks at very high inflations, exemplified by those suffered by Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Israel, Mexico, and Peru in the eighties and by the Soviet Union today. The authors argue that a better grasp of high inflation processes is necessary in order for countries intricated in it
to design stabilization strategies. The extremes of monetary instability can also give a clearer picture of the purpose that money and financial institutions serve under more normal circumstances, thus deepening our understanding of the benefits of monetary stability. This study will be of interest
to scholars of macroeconomics, economic theorists and applied economists.


An Analysis and History of Inflation
Don Paarlberg
0275944166
December 1992
Hardcover
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Review
“The 15 case studies are brief and interesting. A selected and useful reading list is included for each case.”–Choice

Book Description
This history and analysis examines fifteen great inflations--from Ancient Rome to the French Revolution to post-World War I Germany to modern-day Brazil--to provide an understanding of the causes of inflation. A unique feature of the book is the evidence presented that a moderate degree of inflation is usually accompanied by increased economic activity. Contrary to the views of many, moderate inflation appears to be welcomed by most people and assists in returning incumbent political leaders to power. In addition, the money illusion, the belief that money has constant value over time, is shown by the author to be grievously in error. ...


The Debate on Inflation Accounting (Cambridge Studies in Management)
David Tweedie, et al
0521245869
May 9, 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book gives a historical account of the world-wide development of the theory and practice of inflation accounting (particularly as applied to the financial accounts of corporations). It is the most comprehensive account yet written, both in terms of the historical depth and the international breadth of its coverage. The account of the debate in Britain includes the results of original research by the authors, based on interviews and archive material. The book offers important insights not only into the present state and likely future course of the debate on inflation accounting but also into the whole process of setting financial accounting standards. The exposition is kept at a non-technical level wherever possible, but the reader should ideally have the degree of technical expertise which could be acquired by...


Betting on Ideas: Wars, Invention, Inflation
Reuven Brenner
0226074013
July 1989
Paperback
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Book Description
In this book, Reuven Brenner argues that people bet on new ideas and are more willing to take risks when they have been outdone by their fellows on local, national, or international scales. Such bets mean that people deviate from the beaten path and either gamble, commit crimes, or come up with new ideas in art, business, or politics, and ideas concerning war and peace in particular. By using evidence on gambling, crime, and creativity now and during the Industrial Revolution, by examining innovations in English and French inheritance laws and the emergence of welfare legislation, and by looking at what has happened before and after wars, Brenner reaches the conclusion that hope and fear, envy and vanity, sentiments provoked when being leapfrogged, make humans race.


Macroeconomics and the Wage Bargain
Wendy Carlin
0198772440
Dec 1990
Paperback
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Book Description
This intermediate-level text concentrates on new macroeconomic analysis and is one of the first to focus on labor markets. Presenting a neo-Keynesian treatment of macroeconomics, whose use of wage bargaining and price setting under imperfect conditions make product and labor assumptions
closer to the real world, the authors look at important applied work on unemployment, inflation, and external balances. They make available for the first time to undergraduates and non-specialists current literature on major questions of economic policy and performance, especially in Western
Europe.


Program-Related Investments: A Technical Manual for Foundations
Christie I. Baxter
0471178330
May 9, 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
Program-related investments (PRIs) are hybrid grants/loans made by foundations to charities. They allow foundations to stretch their limited funds further. This book provides foundations with guidelines for evaluating PRIs, monitoring grant recipients, and tracking returned funds.

The publisher, John Wiley & Sons
This book illustrates how to establish, manage and monitor program related investments (PRIs) which are grants/loans issued by foundations. The author discusses the guidelines for evaluating PRIs and the grantee's they're given to, monitoring these grantees and keeping track of the returned funds. The financial, legal and regulatory aspects of PRIs are also highlighted.

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