Economics & Finance

Economics & Finance

 
The Alpha Masters Ahuja, Maneet John Wiley & Sons Canada, Ltd. , 2012 Economics & Finance

In the investment world, the term “alpha” refers to returns in excess of expected risk, earned by fund managers who succeed in accurately forecasting the behavior of financial markets and other “beta” macroeconomic...

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Leverage Denninger, Karl John Wiley & Sons, Inc. , 2012 Economics & Finance

Leverage is nothing more than the use of debt as a replacement for capital in a transaction. It may sound innocent, but it has been used over the years as a means of amassing ill-gotten wealth. In Leverage...

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The Economics of Enough Coyle, Diane Princeton University Press , 2011 Economics & Finance

The recent financial crisis has caused many people to ask fundamental questions about the way the economy is organized and the way it fits in with the kind of society people want to live in. In The Economics of...

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Identity Economics Akerlof, George | Kranton, Rachel Princeton University Press , 2010 Economics & Finance

Identity Economics by George Akerlof and Rachel Kranton discusses a new way to understand people’s decisions—at work, at school, and at home. The book brings identity and related norms to...

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Fault Lines Rajan, Raghuram G. Princeton University Press , 2010 Economics & Finance

Fault Lines is economist Raghuram G. Rajan’s endeavor to explain what enabled and triggered the global financial crisis. He draws surprising connections and conclusions that show how many forces...

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The End of the Euro Van Overtveldt, Johan AMACOM , 2011 Economics & Finance

During the summer of 2010, the world watched televised coverage of Greeks rioting after their wages, pensions, and social welfare programs were cut. No one should have been shocked by these images. According to...

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Infinite Possibility Pine II, B. Joseph | Korn, Kim C. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. , 2011 Economics & Finance, Innovation

As B. Joseph Pine II and Kim C. Korn explain in Infinite Possibility, the predominant offering in today’s economy is experience. Society has progressed from agrarianism, industrialization, and the...

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Corporations Are Not People Clements, Jeffrey D. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. , 2012 Economics & Finance, Major Works

In Corporations Are Not People, Jeffrey Clements details the destructive and far-reaching effects of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision that ushered in the...

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Cannibal Capitalism Hill, Michael C. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. , 2012 Economics & Finance, Entrepreneurship

Michael Hill was a custom home builder with a company valued at $47 million when the subprime crisis hit and the nation’s housing market tanked. In 2008, Hill found himself in bankruptcy court. He realized that the...

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Money Makers Snider, David | Howard, Chris Palgrave MacMillan , 2010 Economics & Finance

In Money Makers, David Snider and Chris Howard explore six key fields that impacted the 2007–2008 financial crisis: investment banking, venture capital and entrepreneurship, private equity, hedge funds...

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