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- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 70.00
Almost every country in the world has sophisticated systems to prevent banking crises. Yet such crises--and the massive financial and social damage they can cause--remain common throughout the world. Does deposit insurance encourage depositors and bankers to take excessive risks? Are banking regulations poorly designed? Or are banking regulators incompetent?... more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 125.00
Making a decision, of any importance, is never simple. On the one hand, specialists in decision theory do not come within the reach of most policy makers and, secondly, there are very few books on pragmatic decision that are not purely anecdotal. In addition, there is virtually no book that provides a link between decision-making and action. This... more...
- Lexington Books 2012; US$ 59.99
U.S. Officials and the Fall of the Shah: Some Safe Contraction Interpretations explores U.S.-Iranian relations, with a focus on some high level U.S. officials' perceptions during the Iranian crisis of 1978-79. Unlike the dominant trend in cognitive approach to foreign policy, the approach in this book is not guided by reflections in psychology. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 58.99
The subprime crisis has shown that the sophisticated risk management models used by banks and insurance companies had serious flaws. Some people even suggest that these models are completely useless. Others claim that the crisis was just an unpredictable more...
- International Development Research Centre 2008; US$ 40.00
Las pesquerías contribuyen de manera significativa a la oferta alimentaria mundial, sobre todo de las comunidades rurales pobres de los países en desarrollo, que dependen del pescado y sus derivados como principal fuente de proteína animal. Sin embargo, numerosos stocks y especies pesqueras se están disminuyendo dramáticamente,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 95.00
This collection brings about a current interdisciplinary debate on explicit communication. With Robyn Carston's pragmatics at the core of the discussion, special attention is drawn to linguistic under-determinacy, the explicit/implicit divide and also to the construction or recruitment of concepts in on-line utterance comprehension. more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 19.99
The easy way to transition to the raw food lifestyle Celebrities like Demi Moore, Sting, Madonna, and Woody Harrelson as well as experts in diet and nutrition have drawn attention to the newest trend in eating: raw foods. As the demand for raw foods increases, so does the demand for informative and supportive facts about this way of life. Raw Food... more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 49.95
In the 1990s, large insurance companies failed in virtually every major market, prompting a fierce and ongoing debate about how to better protect policyholders. Drawing lessons from the failures of four insurance companies, When Insurers Go Bust dramatically advances this debate by arguing that the current approach to insurance regulation should... more...
- Wiley 2010; US$ 215.00
Scheduling is a broad research area and scheduling problems arise from several application domains (production systems, logistic, computer science, etc.). Solving scheduling problems requires tools of combinatorial optimization, exact or approximated algorithms. Flexibility is at the frontier between predictive deterministic approaches and reactive... more...