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Islamic Finance: Instruments and Markets

by Bloomsbury Publishing Bloomsbury Publishing (November 15, 2010)

Islamic Finance: Instruments and Markets looks at the application of Sharia law to the world of banking and finance. It provides you with an understanding of the rationale behind the instruments and the rapidly...


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

by Eric Barthalon Columbia University Press (November 11, 2014)

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...


Rock Breaks Scissors: A Practical Guide to Outguessing and Outwitting Almost Everybody

by William Poundstone Little, Brown and Company (June 03, 2014)

A practical guide to outguessing everything from multiple-choice tests to the office football pool to the stock market.

People are predictable even when they try not to be. William Poundstone demonstrates how...


The World's First Stock Exchange

by Lodewijk Petram & Lynne Richards Columbia University Press (May 20, 2014)

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...


Strategic Purchasing Roadmap

by Eric Salviac, Charles-Henri Vollet & Frédéric Bernard Maxima (February 17, 2014)

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,...


The End of Money and the Future of Civilization

by Thomas Greco Chelsea Green Publishing (June 04, 2009)

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 Chelsea Green Publishing (August 21, 2008)

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 Harvard Business Review Press (January 29, 2013)

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 Hamilton Books (September 20, 2013)

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 UPA (August 16, 2013)

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 Lexington Books (August 15, 2002)

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...


Financing Nonprofits: Putting Theory into Practice

by Dennis R. Young AltaMira Press (September 11, 2006)

Nonprofits often struggle financially, overwhelmed by the need to muster a complex combination of income streams that range from grants and government funding to gifts-in-kind and volunteer labor. Financing...


Architects of Ruin

by Peter Schweizer HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

In Architects of Ruin, New York Times bestselling author and conservative historian Peter Schweizer argues that the economic crisis was caused by liberals who used the power of government to create a subprime...


Betrayal

by Andrew Kirtzman HarperCollins e-books (August 11, 2009)

“Accurate and highly readable.”

Wall Street Journal

 

Emmy award-winning journalist Andrew Kirtzman, explores “The Life and Lies of Bernie Madoff” in Betrayal—an in-depth, personal look at the architect...


The End of Medicine

by Andy Kessler HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

You get sick; you go to your doctor. Too bad. Because medicine isn't an industry, it's practically witchcraft. Despite the growth of big pharma, HMOs, and hospital chains, medicine remains the isolated work...


Bull!

by Maggie Mahar HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

In 1982, the Dow hovered below 1000. Then, the market rose and rapidly gained speed until it peaked above 11,000. Noted journalist and financial reporter Maggie Mahar has written the first book on the remarkable...


Die Broke

by Stephen Pollan & Mark Levine HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

From America's most trusted financial advisor comes a comprehensive guide to a new and utterly sane financial choice. In Die Broke, you'll learn that life is a game where the loser gives his money to Uncle Sam...


Dirty Little Secrets: What the Credit Reporting Agencies Won't Tell You

by Jason R. Rich Entrepreneur Press (February 07, 2013)

What the credit bureaus don’t tell you can cost you thousands. Jason Rich unearths these dirty little secrets in this tell-all expose’ aimed at immediately improving your credit report. Whether you have...


Business Brilliant

by Lewis Schiff HarperBusiness (March 19, 2013)

In Business Brilliant, Lewis Schiff combines compelling storytelling with ground-breaking research to show the rest of us what America’s self-made rich already know: It’s synergy, not serendipity that produces...


The Wealth Choice

by Dennis Kimbro St. Martin's Press (February 19, 2013)

It's no secret that these hard times have been even harder for the Black community.

Approximately 35 percent of African Americans had no measurable assets in 2009, and 24 percent of these same households had...


GFC Global Financial Crisis How To Boot Camp: The Fast and Easy Way to Learn the Basics with 131 World Class Experts Proven Tactics, Techniques, Facts

by Andrew Aviles Emereo Publishing (October 24, 2012)

GFC Global Financial Crisis How To Boot Camp: The Fast and Easy Way to Learn the Basics with 131 World Class Experts Proven Tactics, Techniques, Facts, Hints, Tips and Advice


New Strategies for Educational Fund Raising

by Michael J. Worth Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 30, 2002)

In this sequel to his highly respected and practical 1993 book on fund raising, Worth and his group of authoritative contributors cover areas that did not even exist in this field in 1993, including the concepts...


OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Kazakhstan 2017

by Collectif Oecd (June 15, 2017)

This review, which was prepared in response to Kazakhstan's 2012 request to adhere to the Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises (OECD Declaration), analyses the general framework...


Man vs. Markets

by Paddy Hirsch HarperBusiness (August 28, 2012)

Man Vs. Markets by Paddy Hirsch of NPR’s “Marketplace” is economics explained, pure and simple, for the layperson who wouldn’t know a “bond” from an “option,” and who believes that a “future”...


The Beaver Bot of Yellowstone

by Al Naqvi & J. Mark Munoz Union Bridge Books (May 10, 2018)

Cognitive transformation, intelligent automation, artificial intelligence and robotics are changing the workplace worldwide. As this revolution unfolds, no business will stay the same. The transformative power...


Pensions at a Glance 2011

by Collective Oecd (March 30, 2011)

The theme of this fourth edition of Pensions at a Glance is pensions, retirement and life expectancy. Many countries have increased pension ages in the face of population ageing and longer lives. Some have introduced...


The Impact of the Financial Crisis on the Insurance Sector and Policy Responses

by Collective Oecd (February 10, 2011)

This special report assesses the impact of the crisis on the insurance sector and reviews policy responses within OECD countries. It is based to a large extent on a quantitative and qualitative questionnaire...


Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy

by Collective Oecd (December 13, 2010)

Companies are increasingly aware of the need to address climate change. However, while many companies are taking action to address climate change, many others are still lagging behind. This report surveys responsible...


OECD Investment Policy Reviews: India 2009

by Collective Oecd (December 04, 2009)

This review of India's investment policy finds that India has made tremendous progress in building a policy environment to encourage investment. As a result, the country’s economy is growing more rapidly and...


OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Viet Nam 2009

by Collective Oecd (December 10, 2009)

This publication presents the results of the first OECD investment policy review of Vietnam. It finds that the progress Vietnam has achieved in less than two decades in putting into place a legal framework and...


Pensions at a Glance 2009

by Collective Oecd (October 15, 2009)

Pension and retirement policies have changed dramatically in recent years, as governments have tried to balance the goals of adequate retirement incomes and the long-term financial sustainability of pension...


Private Sector Participation in Water Infrastructure

by Collective Oecd (March 16, 2009)

Many countries have sought the involvement of the private sector to upgrade and develop their water and sanitation infrastructure and improve the efficiency of water systems. This book provides a coherent catalogue...


OECD Private Pensions Outlook 2008

by Collective Oecd (February 12, 2009)

As the role of private pension systems grows in importance, there is a need to monitor their development and review their performance in an international context, especially following the crisis in the financial...


OECD Investment Policy Perspectives 2008

by Collective Oecd (January 07, 2009)

This new annual from the OECD provides articles covering recent developments in international investment policy. This issue includes articles on FDI spillovers, investment regulation and sustainable developement,...


Sector Specific Sources of Competitiveness in the Western Balkans

by Collective Oecd (May 14, 2009)

The Western Balkan region benefits from a cost-competitive labour force and geographic and cultural proximity to EU markets. However, cost competitiveness as a source of differentiation is not sustainable. Cost...


Competitiveness and Private Sector Development: Egypt 2010

by Collective Oecd (October 04, 2010)

As part of a far-reaching programme of economic reforms, the Egyptian government is seeking to improve its business climate to attract more investment and stimulate growth and job creation. The Egyptian Ministry...


OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Indonesia 2010

by Collective Oecd (September 21, 2010)

Indonesia has undertaken a decade of political and economic reform, under very difficult circumstances. Democracy is now firmly established, and the economy is growing at a steady pace in spite of the global...


African Central Government Debt  2010

by Collective Oecd (May 03, 2010)

This book provides provides comprehensive and consistent information on African central government debt statistics for the period 2003-2007. Detailed quantitative information on central government debt instruments...


OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Morocco 2010

by Collective Oecd (April 15, 2010)

This Investment Policy Review examines Morocco’s achievements in developing an open and transparent investment regime and its efforts to reduce restrictions on international investment.

In recognition of its...


Investment Reform Index 2010

by Collective Oecd (March 23, 2010)

Using an innovative methodology, the Investment Reform Index 2010 (IRI 2010) monitors investment-related policy reforms in the economies of South-East Europe and compares these to best practices in the OECD...


Supporting Investment Policy and Governance Reforms in Iraq

by Collective Oecd (June 11, 2010)

This publication reviews measures taken to support investment policy and governance reforms in Iraq. It finds that Iraqi parliamentary elections, held without major security incidents in March 2010, are the...


From Crisis to Recovery

by Collective Oecd (September 10, 2010)

How did the sharpest global slowdown in more than six decades happen, and how can recovery be made sustainable? OECD Insights: From Crisis to Recovery traces the causes, course and consequences of the “Great...


Global Mergers and Acquisitions, Volume I

by Abdol S. Soofi & Yuqin Zhang Business Expert Press (March 05, 2018)

This book primarily deals with corporate restructuring through mergers and acquisitions (M&As). It critically examines all functions that must be performed in completing an M&A transaction. Domestic and cross-border...


The Great Recession

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (February 06, 2018)

Understand the Great Recession in no time! Find out everything you need to know about this key moment in contemporary economic history with this practical and accessible guide.

The burst of the property bubble...


Some You Win… Most You Lose!

by Ian Winter Grosvenor House Publishing (February 05, 2018)

Set in the late 1980’s and into the 90’s, “Some you win…Most you lose!” is a work of fiction based on fact. It and tells the story of a small but well-run farming enterprise caught up in a major deal...


Shape Up Your Finances

by Ian Birt Mirabel Publishing (December 01, 2017)

Shape Up Your Finances: The Personal Finances Handbook is for Australian individuals of any age. It is a handy short general guide to help you get your personal finances into shape.

The book offers insights into...


Secrets of Financial Analysis and Modelling For Beginners!

by Andrei Besedin Andrei Besedin (July 01, 2017)

Are you advancing or pursuing a career in investment banking, commercial banking, corporate development, financial planning and analysis, equity research, or other areas of corporate finance? Building financial...


Rich Habits

by Tony Melvin Melvin Media (January 08, 2018)

This book is a MUST for anyone who has anything to do with money. It’s for the individual, the business owner and the policymakers.

The ability to make money and the ability to control money are two very different...


Financial Stability without Central Banks

by George Selgin, Kevin Dowd & Mathieu Bédard London Publishing Partnership (January 04, 2018)

George Selgin is one of the world's foremost monetary historians. In this book, based on the 2016 Hayek Memorial Lecture, he shows how a system of private banks without a central bank can bring about financial...


35 Silent Business Killers

by Jane Moughon Worldwide Publishing Group (July 06, 2016)

In business there are both winners and losers. According to Bloomberg, 8 out of 10 entrepreneurs who start business fail within the first 18 months. Why do a whopping 80% of them crash and burn?

After 30 years...