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Financing Referendum Campaigns (Hardcover): Karin Gilland Lutz, Simon Hug Financing Referendum Campaigns (Hardcover)
Karin Gilland Lutz, Simon Hug
R2,241 Discovery Miles 22 410 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Critics of referendums often lament that big money may buy success at the ballot box. But spending by interest groups may also be informative for citizens. This can only happen, however, if the financing of referendum campaigns is regulated. This book offers an overview of these regulations and presents research on their effects.

The Sixteen-Trillion-Dollar Mistake - How the U.S. Bungled Its National Priorities from the New Deal to the Present (Paperback,... The Sixteen-Trillion-Dollar Mistake - How the U.S. Bungled Its National Priorities from the New Deal to the Present (Paperback, Revised)
Bruce S Jansson
R631 R489 Discovery Miles 4 890 Save R142 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Choices about budget priorities are arguably the most important made by the federal government, profoundly affecting the well-being of citizens. Bruce Jansson documents how presidents from FDR to Clinton have made ill-advised choices that wasted trillions of dollars. Going beyond charges of corruption or bureaucratic waste, the book is an eye-opening expos? revealing innumerable useless projects (military as well as civilian), unnecessary tax concessions, and the use of interest payments to cover deficit spending, among other costly mistakes. Using Office of Management and Budget projections through 2004, Jansson shows how the madness continues -- and how an informed electorate can put an end to it.

The Public Principles of Public Debt - A Defense and Restatement (Hardcover): James M. Buchanan The Public Principles of Public Debt - A Defense and Restatement (Hardcover)
James M. Buchanan
R465 R379 Discovery Miles 3 790 Save R86 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"Public Principles of Public Debt" is one of James M. Buchanan's most important and influential books. The radical idea he conceived was that: our reliance on public debt has amassed a sort of orthodoxy that is commonly--and needlessly--assumed by taxpayers, by politicians, and by economists themselves.
Buchanan dismisses the nearly universal belief (which continues to this day) that the burden of debt is borne by the current generation, and he argues persuasively that public debt is shouldered in large part by generations still to come.
Written in 1958, this book represents Buchanan's first published monograph, and its publication met with much controversy, confusion, and speculation in the economic community. But the book also added to Buchanan's rising stature in the early part of his career as a brilliant and original thinker.
The arguments Buchanan lays out in this book had a considerable impact on much of his later work. Buchanan's object here is to establish a set of analytical claims about debt incidence. Current anxieties over implicit Social Security debt are clear indications of the rightness of Buchanan's then-revolutionary theory.
James M. Buchanan is an eminent economist who won the Alfred Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1986 and is considered one of the greatest scholars of liberty in the twentieth century.
The entire series includes: Volume 1 "The Logical Foundations of Constitutional Liberty"
Volume 2 "Public Principles of Public Debt "
Volume 3 "The Calculus of Consent "
Volume 4 "Public Finance in Democratic Process"
Volume 5 "The Demand and Supply of Public Goods"
Volume 6 "Cost and Choice"
Volume 7 "The Limits of Liberty"
Volume 8 "Democracy in Deficit"
Volume 9 "The Power to Tax"
Volume 10 "The Reason of Rules"
Volume 11 "Politics by Principle, Not Interest"
Volume 12 "Economic Inquiry and Its Logic"
Volume 13 "Politics as Public Choice"
Volume 14 "Debt and Taxes"
Volume 15 "Externalities and Public Expenditure Theory"
Volume 16 "Choice, Contract, and Constitutions"
Volume 17 "Moral Science and Moral Order"
Volume 18 "Federalism, Liberty, and the Law"
Volume 19 "Ideas, Persons, and Events"
Volume 20 "Indexes"

National Insurance Fund Account 2007-08 (Paperback): Great Britain. HM Revenue & Customs National Insurance Fund Account 2007-08 (Paperback)
Great Britain. HM Revenue & Customs
R220 R79 Discovery Miles 790 Save R141 (64%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Global Tensions in Financial Markets (Hardcover): John W. Kensinger Global Tensions in Financial Markets (Hardcover)
John W. Kensinger
R1,491 Discovery Miles 14 910 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Research in Finance seeks to provide a collection of quality research articles that reflect the current and primary issues in financial markets. Contributions include finance theory and financial practice, plus accounting issues such as reporting derivatives positions, reflecting intangible holdings, or predicting financial distress. The volume starts with empirical investigations of the impact from macroeconomic variables upon equity values in emerging economies compared with developed economies. Next is an empirical affirmation of the efficiency of the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) electricity exchange. Next we find several investigations into the efficacy of efforts to stimulate the arousal of emerging nations around the world.

Finance: Servant or Deceiver? - Financialization at the Crossroads (Hardcover): P. Dembinski Finance: Servant or Deceiver? - Financialization at the Crossroads (Hardcover)
P. Dembinski
R2,242 Discovery Miles 22 420 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

During the last 30 years, finance has increased not only its share of economic activity but also of peoples aspirations. This has transformed society by increasingly organizing it around the search for financial efficiency. Is a society based on fundamental values of free judgment, responsibility and solidarity still possible? This book answers this crucial question.

Current Thinking on Fiscal Policy (Hardcover): M Sawyer, Jerome Creel Current Thinking on Fiscal Policy (Hardcover)
M Sawyer, Jerome Creel
R2,524 R2,299 Discovery Miles 22 990 Save R225 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book develops current thinking on fiscal policy, emphasizing the role which fiscal policy can play in macroeconomic policy and challenging the view that macroeconomic policy should rely on monetary policy alone. This book offers theoretical insights in defence of fiscal policy as a valid macroeconomic instrument.

Commerce, Justice, Science Related Agencies' Appropriations (Paperback, New): M. Angeles Villarreal, William J. Krouse,... Commerce, Justice, Science Related Agencies' Appropriations (Paperback, New)
M. Angeles Villarreal, William J. Krouse, Edward Vincent Murphy
R878 R692 Discovery Miles 6 920 Save R186 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Appropriations are one part of a complex federal budget process that includes budget resolutions, appropriations (regular, supplemental, and continuing) bills, rescissions, and budget reconciliation bills. The process begins with the President's budget request and is bounded by the rules of the House and Senate, the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (as amended), the Budget Enforcement Act of 1990, and current program authorisations. This book is a guide to the regular appropriations bills that Congress considers each year. It is designed to supplement the information provided by the House Committee on Appropriations and Senate Subcommittee on Legislative Branch of the Senate Committee on Appropriations. It summarises the current legislative status of the bill, its scope, major issues, funding levels, and related legislative activity.

Budgeting for the Poor (Hardcover): Mark Robinson Budgeting for the Poor (Hardcover)
Mark Robinson
R2,239 Discovery Miles 22 390 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"Civil society organisations play an increasingly important role in analysing government budget policies and in advocating for more transparent and inclusive budget processes in transitional and developing countries. Drawing on case studies of six budget groups across Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America, this book is the first comprehensive study of the impact and significance of civic initiatives aimed at enhancing budget transparency and the poverty focus of government expenditure priorities. Achievements include improvements in the transparency of budgetary decisions, increased budget awareness and literacy, and deeper engagement in the budget process on the part of legislators, the media and civil society organisations. The case studies in this book show how budget groups produce greater equity in budget policies and strengthen democracy by fostering accountability, enhancing transparency and deepening participation and voice."--BOOK JACKET.

Public / Private Finance and Development - Methodology / Deal Structuring / Developer Solicitation (Hardcover): John Stainback Public / Private Finance and Development - Methodology / Deal Structuring / Developer Solicitation (Hardcover)
John Stainback
R3,862 R2,699 Discovery Miles 26 990 Save R1,163 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

PREPARE FOR THE PARTNERSHIPS OF THE FUTURE

This invaluable guide through the complex but highly worthwhile partnering between public and private entities in developing and constructing a wide range of building projects offers objective, comprehensive information integral to both the public and private partners. Included here is a powerful and creative five—part approach to transforming a financially unfeasible project into a project attractive to the private capital markets that covers:

  • The tangible and intangible ingredients required for a successful public/private partnership
  • How to customize a partnership to meet each partner’s needs, acceptable level of risk, responsibility, and economic returns
  • Step—by—step guidelines on completing the developer Request for Qualification (RFQ) and the Request for Proposals (RFP) process

Including detailed descriptions of several case studies pertinent to both sides, this unique manual will be indispensable to government and university real estate officials, developers, architects, contractors, investment bankers, consultants, attorneys, engineers, and the array of other professionals involved in the public/private finance, design, development, construction, and facility management of government, university, school district, and commercial buildings.

Double Takes (Hardcover): John Goodchild, Clive Callow Double Takes (Hardcover)
John Goodchild, Clive Callow
R1,019 R740 Discovery Miles 7 400 Save R279 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

For four decades Professional Investor and its predecessor, Investment Analyst, the journal of The Institute of Investment Management and Research, has been publishing sound investment advice on topical issues from leading experts in the field.
The articles in this collection cover financial subjects ranging from the first introduction computers to mathematical techniques into finance, through the oil crisis years, to the valuation of brands, intellectual property and goodwill. Each article provides a fascinating insight both into the subject concerned and into contemporary thinking at the time of writing. All the articles have been selected for their significance to the financial world today. These fascinating articles are as relevant today as when first written.
The Institute of Investment management and Research (IIMR) is the professional Examining body for investment analysts and fund managers in the UK. It provides the 'Threshold Competence' examination for fund managers and analysts, in addition to a six paper Associate examination.
The Institute was founded in 1955 as the Society of Investment Analysts and changed its name in 1992. It was a founding member of EFFAS and has close links with AIMR in the US.
Professional Investor is the journal of the IIMR and is published ten times a year.

Securitization: Past, Present and Future (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Solomon Deku, Alper Kara Securitization: Past, Present and Future (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Solomon Deku, Alper Kara
R2,619 R2,135 Discovery Miles 21 350 Save R484 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book aims to explore if and how securitization changed financial intermediation and lending behaviour by reviewing the pre- and post-financial crisis theoretical and empirical literature. The book's distinctive feature is bringing the growing post-crisis empirical evidence to the attention of a wider audience by critically appraising it against pre-crisis arguments. With its thought-provoking insights, this book is of particular interest for students, practitioners and academics.

Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses 2008 (Paperback): GreatBritain:H.M. Treasury Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses 2008 (Paperback)
GreatBritain:H.M. Treasury
R769 R271 Discovery Miles 2 710 Save R498 (65%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Squandered (Paperback, New): David Craig Squandered (Paperback, New)
David Craig 2
R393 Discovery Miles 3 930 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Over the last ten years, New Labour has boosted public spending by around a trillion pounds - that's GBP1,000,000,000,000 of our taxes - over GBP50,000 for every household in Britain. But what have we got for our money? Effective and responsive public services that are the envy of the world? Or the creation of a vast, self-serving bureaucracy that has presided over the greatest waste of money in British history? With so much money, a tsunami of extra cash, being thrown at public services - health, education, policing, defence, social services and public administration - there have been some successes. Nevertheless, the results of the Government's tidal wave of extra spending have been worse than pitiful. In department after department, it is the same sorry story - a triple whammy of incompetence, cover-up and cuts that have all but decimated public services, while those responsible have lavished money and honours on themselves. David Craig exposes the sometimes tragic, sometimes comic story of how New Labour's years of mismanagement have led to a bureaucratization of Britain that has squandered almost unimaginable amounts of taxpayers' money, caused irreparable damage to all our lives and rewarded the man responsible with the keys to Number 10.

The Management of Consumer Credit - Theory and Practice (Hardcover): S. Finlay The Management of Consumer Credit - Theory and Practice (Hardcover)
S. Finlay
R2,420 Discovery Miles 24 200 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Consumer credit is an integral part of many western societies. This book provides a comprehensive view of how credit granting institutions operate and discusses the relationship between the strategic objectives set by senior management and the operational strategies employed by credit professions working at the coal face of credit provision.

Public Opinion on Economic Globalization - Considering Immigration, International Trade, and Foreign Direct Investment... Public Opinion on Economic Globalization - Considering Immigration, International Trade, and Foreign Direct Investment (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Roger White
R2,918 R2,386 Discovery Miles 23 860 Save R532 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book examines survey data to consider the extent to which public support for immigration, international trade, and foreign direct investment exists in a cohort of 38 heterogeneous countries. With economic globalization shaping daily life, understanding the determinants of public opinion is crucial for policy makers. This timely volume uses survey data from the Pew Research Center's 2006-2014 Global Attitudes Project (GAP) in conjunction with data from several secondary sources. White identifies the factors that underlie the reluctance of some members of the public, and some societies, to view these topics in a more positive light. Specifically, he considers the roles of culture, cultural differences ("cultural distance"), and relative social and economic development as determinants of public opinion and corresponding cross-societal differences of opinion.

From Foot Soldier to Finance Minister - Takahashi Korekiyo, Japan's Keynes (Hardcover, New): Richard J. Smethurst From Foot Soldier to Finance Minister - Takahashi Korekiyo, Japan's Keynes (Hardcover, New)
Richard J. Smethurst
R849 R778 Discovery Miles 7 780 Save R71 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From his birth in the lowest stratum of the samurai class to his assassination at the hands of right-wing militarists, Takahashi Korekiyo (1854-1936) lived through tumultuous times that shaped the course of modern Japanese history. Takahashi is considered "Japan's Keynes" in many circles because of the forward-thinking (and controversial) fiscal and monetary policies--including deficit financing, currency devaluation, and lower interest rates--that he implemented to help Japan rebound from the Great Depression and move toward a modern economy.

Richard J. Smethurst's engaging biography underscores the profound influence of the seven-time finance minister on the political and economic development of Japan by casting new light on Takahashi's unusual background, unique talents, and singular experiences as a charismatic and cosmopolitan financial statesman.

Along with the many fascinating personal episodes--such as working as a houseboy in California and running a silver mine in the Andes--that molded Takahashi and his thinking, the book also highlights four major aspects of Takahashi's life: his unorthodox self-education, his two decades of service at the highest levels of government, his pathbreaking economic and political policies before and during the Depression, and his efforts to stem the rising tide of militarism in the 1930s. Deftly weaving together archival sources, personal correspondence, and historical analysis, Smethurst's study paints an intimate portrait of a key figure in the history of modern Japan.

Basel II Implementation in the Midst of Turbulence - Report of a CEPS Task Force (Paperback): Frederick C Musch, Rym Ayadi Basel II Implementation in the Midst of Turbulence - Report of a CEPS Task Force (Paperback)
Frederick C Musch, Rym Ayadi
R455 Discovery Miles 4 550 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The First Basel Capital Accord, implemented in 1988, was aimed at ensuring the soundness and stability of the international banking system. The new accord, Basel II, which is planned for implementation in December 2006, is intended to strengthen the framework for dealing with credit risk. This book provides an informative analysis of what Basel II means for the small and medium-sized enterprize (SME) sector in Europe and its impact on its credit financing conditions. It also presents a detailed analysis of how banks formulate an internal rating system and illustrates how this system works in practice. Finally, it concludes with the key measures that should be taken by banks, SMEs, and public policymakers to improve financing in the new rating culture.

Economics, Politics and Budgets - The Political Economy of Fiscal Consolidations in Europe (Hardcover, 2006 ed.): Carlos... Economics, Politics and Budgets - The Political Economy of Fiscal Consolidations in Europe (Hardcover, 2006 ed.)
Carlos Mulas-Granados
R2,793 Discovery Miles 27 930 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Motivated by the recent proliferation of fiscal consolidation episodes in the advent of Monetary Union, this book explains the causes and consequences of fiscal policy in Europe. This book answers three related questions: What explains the timing of fiscal adjustments? What explains their different duration and composition? What are the economic and political consequences of having implemented different adjustment strategies?

The Psychology of Money and Public Finance (Hardcover, 2006 ed.): Gunter Schmolders The Psychology of Money and Public Finance (Hardcover, 2006 ed.)
Gunter Schmolders
R2,164 Discovery Miles 21 640 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book features the main papers of Gunter Schmolders (1903-1991), a pioneer in economic psychology for the first time in the English language. Schmolders incorporated psychological considerations in his economic analyses at a time when the distance between the two disciplines was much larger than today. His research on 'fiscal psychology' is of particular and lasting interest, impacting greatly on continental economics. During his lifetime, Schmolders failed to build bridges to enable his contemporary fellow economists to appreciate the importance of his work, however the relevance of his approach is much more obvious in the world's current economic climate.

Fiscal Policy Surveillance in Europe (Hardcover, annotated edition): Peter J. Wierts, Servaas Deroose, Elena Flores, Alessandro... Fiscal Policy Surveillance in Europe (Hardcover, annotated edition)
Peter J. Wierts, Servaas Deroose, Elena Flores, Alessandro Turrini
R3,157 Discovery Miles 31 570 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The Stability and Growth Pact provides for the systematic surveillance of the fiscal policies of 25 EU member states. On this basis, this book provides an overview of themes in current fiscal policy, including the impact of ageing populations on fiscal sustainability, fiscal policy over the cycle, fiscal decentralization and expenditure reforms.

The Challenge of Public-Private Partnerships - Learning from International Experience (Hardcover): Graeme A Hodge, Carsten Greve The Challenge of Public-Private Partnerships - Learning from International Experience (Hardcover)
Graeme A Hodge, Carsten Greve
R2,594 Discovery Miles 25 940 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) - cooperative institutional arrangements between public and private sector actors - are now an increasingly relevant and globally popular public policy option. The authors argue that even though PPPs are still evolving, there is now sufficient research to bring these joint ventures to account and to provide lessons for the future. The aim of the book is to investigate how PPP reforms function in comparison to the more traditional methods of providing public sector services and infrastructure and who typically experiences the successes and failures of these reforms. The Challenge of Public-Private Partnerships advances recent thought on PPPs in the areas of risk transfer, financial implications, contractual matters, politics, management and accountability. International case studies are presented from the United Kingdom, Europe, the US and Australasia, and the authors delineate the experience of PPPs in areas such as infrastructure and human services. A strong thread of accountability is woven throughout the book, synthesizing common issues, separating the rhetoric from the performance reality and providing strategies for better meeting the various international challenges for future PPPs. Re-examining the myriad meanings and definitions given to PPPs, and presenting a range of theories and frameworks to improve understanding of PPP events and outcomes, this book will be of great interest to those involved in public administration and public policy-making.

Einheitliche Abwicklung F r Europas Banken - Die Zentrale Bankenabwicklung in Der Eurozone Auf Dem Pr fstand (German,... Einheitliche Abwicklung F r Europas Banken - Die Zentrale Bankenabwicklung in Der Eurozone Auf Dem Pr fstand (German, Paperback, 1. Aufl. 2016 ed.)
Markus Henze
R1,132 R900 Discovery Miles 9 000 Save R232 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Rethinking Canadian Economic Growth and Development since 1900 - The Quebec Case (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Vincent Geloso Rethinking Canadian Economic Growth and Development since 1900 - The Quebec Case (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Vincent Geloso
R2,864 R2,332 Discovery Miles 23 320 Save R532 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book upturns many established ideas regarding the economic and social history of Quebec, the Canadian province that is home to the majority of its French population. It places the case of Quebec into the wider question of convergence in economic history and whether proactive governments delay or halt convergence. The period from 1945 to 1960, infamously labelled the Great Gloom (Grande Noirceur), was in fact a breaking point where the previous decades of relative decline were overturned - Geloso argues that this era should be considered the Great Convergence (Grand Rattrapage). In opposition, the Quiet Revolution that followed after 1960 did not accelerate these trends. In fact, there are signs of slowing down and relative decline that appear after the 1970s. The author posits that the Quiet Revolution sowed the seeds for a growth slowdown by crowding-out social capital and inciting rent-seeking behaviour on the part of interest groups.

Pension Systems - Beyond Mandatory Retirement (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Elsa Fornero, Paolo Sestito Pension Systems - Beyond Mandatory Retirement (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Elsa Fornero, Paolo Sestito
R2,304 Discovery Miles 23 040 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Pension Systems enters into the current lively debate on European pensions. The focus of the book is the analysis of public intervention in individuals' retirement choice, its rationale and the desirability of legislation introducing a sizeable and compulsory increase in retirement age, to face the prospects of swift population ageing. The book assesses the impact of different retirement rules on individual decisions, on the sustainability of social security systems and on labour market dynamics, and inquires whether mandatory retirement has not become an outdated feature of modern pension systems. The motivations behind public intervention in fixing compulsory retirement rules as well as the likely consequences of allowing the individual a higher responsibility in retirement choices are analysed. These issues are examined both theoretically and empirically and through a focus on country-specific patterns of retirement and on policy issues relevant at the European level. The impact of later retirement on the labour market is also investigated, considering the role of retirement rules in increasing employment. This comprehensive and topical book will appeal to academics and scholars of public finance as well as pensions experts and organisations.

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