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- Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 45.00
For decades, the banking industry seemed to be a Swiss watch, quietly ticking along. But the recent financial crisis hints at the true nature of this sector. As Simone Polillo reveals in Conservatives Versus Wildcats , conflict is a driving force. Conservative bankers strive to control money by allying themselves with political elites to restrict... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2004; US$ 14.95
From esteemed New Yorker writer Mark Singer comes this cautionary tale of the Penn Square Bank, the oil and gas broker in an Oklahoma City shopping mall whose collapse in 1982 staggered America?s banking industry. Recounting the whole spectacular story and its colorful characters, Singer makes brilliantly (and hilariously) clear what actually happened... more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 40.00
A systematic study of the process of developing Islamic financial products for banks.Islamic banking began in the 1970s with the aim of providing financial services compatible with Islamic law. Driven by market forces it has grown rapidly in Muslim countries and in international financial sectors. It is projected to grow at an annual rate of 15-20%... more...
- RAND Corporation 2012; US$ 9.95
This report explores the extent to which hedge funds create or contribute to systemic risk, the role they played in the financial crisis, and whether and how the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 addresses the potential systemic risks posed by hedge funds. more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 85.00
Credit and credit risk permeates every corner of the financial world. Previously credit tended to be acknowledged only when dealing with counterparty credit risk, high-yield debt or credit-linked derivatives, now it affects all things, including such fundamental concepts as assessing the present value of a future cash flow. The purpose of this book... more...
- Business Expert Press 2013; US$ 19.95
The premise of the book is that the study of money should commence at the most general level. Consequently, the book is anchored in the context of monetary systems (commodity, fiduciary, and fiat monies).The intent is to give the student of money a very broad perspective. It allows the reader to understand, for example, how the money we use today differs... more...
- University Press of America 2013; US$ 37.99
Drawing upon history and insight into the current crisis, this book shows that the subprime lending and foreclosure crisis is not an anomaly, especially for people of color; nor is it over. These essays provide a framework for creating equitable policy and ultimately building more stable communities for all Americans. more...
- Hoover Institution Press 1998; US$ 8.99
Fixing Russia's Banksádocuments 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 to redistribute public funds to favored firms. The highly vaunted achievements of privatization, removal of price controls, and foreign... more...
- Hachette Ireland 2012; US$ 12.99
1929... On Wall Street, during the worst financial crisis the world had ever seen, the word "Banksters" was coined to describe those ruthless individuals who had gambled away the country's wealth. 2009... The phrase "Banksters" is resurrected as David Murphy and Martina Devlin describe the shocking story of how the Irish banking system was brought... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2014; US$ 129.95
This important in-depth analysis of the institutional framework of the Algerian banking industry from 1930 to 2010 is a must read for academics, policy makers and individuals interested in the economics of emerging countries and specifically Algeria. It charts the banking evolution and development during Algerias post-independence and socialist... more...