Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in the Philippines

Economics and Business

Valuation in a World of CVA, DVA, and FVA: A Tutorial on Debt Securities and Interest Rate Derivatives by Donald J Smith
Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in the Philippines
Runa Sarkar, Annapurna Shaw – Essays on Sustainability and Management: Emerging Perspectives
Julia Köhn, “Uncertainty in Economics: A New Approach”
Paul Gootenberg, “Andean Cocaine: The Making of a Global Drug”

Valuation in a World of CVA, DVA, and FVA: A Tutorial on Debt Securities and Interest Rate Derivatives by Donald J Smith

2017 | ISBN: 9813222743, 9813224169 | English | 200 pages | PDF | 5 MB

CVA, DVA, and FVA, which are the acronyms for credit, debit, and funding valuation adjustments, have become widely used by major banks since the financial crisis. This book aims to bridge the gap between the highly complex and mathematical models used by these banks to adjust the value of debt securities and interest rate derivatives, and the end users of the valuations, for example, accountants, auditors, and analysts. The book, which is essentially a tutorial, demonstrates the types of models that are used using binomial trees that are featured in the CFA fixed income curriculum and allows readers to replicate the examples using a spreadsheet.
Readership: Undergraduate and graduate students of finance, and CFA candidates.

Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in the Philippines

English | 2017 | ISBN: 9264272275 | 180 Pages | PDF | 6.2 MB

Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in the Philippines is the result of a project carried out by the Scalabrini Migration Center (Smc) and the Oecd Development Centre, in collaboration with the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (Cfo) and with support from the European Union. The project aimed to provide policy makers with evidence on the way migration influences specific sectors – the labour market, agriculture, education and investment and financial services – and, in turn, how sectoral policies affect migration. The report addresses three dimensions of the migration cycle that have become an important part of the country’s social and economic contexts: emigration, remittances and return.
The results of the empirical work confirm that even though migration contributes to the development of the Philippines, the potential of migration is not fully exploited. One explanation is that, despite its advancement in understanding the link between migration and development which is reflected in the Philippine Development Plan, not all policy makers in the Philippines take migration sufficiently into account in their respective policy areas. The Philippines therefore needs to adopt a more coherent policy agenda and better integrate migration into their sectoral strategies to enhance the contribution of migration to development in the country.

Runa Sarkar, Annapurna Shaw – Essays on Sustainability and Management: Emerging Perspectives

Published: 2017-05-26 | ISBN: 9811031223 | PDF | 221 pages | 2.76 MB

This book offers a comprehensive overview of sustainability and management in India and through its insightful essays highlights the complex and multifaceted nature of sustainability as a concept. It also demonstrates the debates surrounding the concept of sustainability and its ramifications for ground-level practice in managing organisations and for public policy. The contributions from sustainability enthusiasts, practitioners from disparate fields and academics working at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, have been divided into five themes: (1) sustainability as a normative concept; (2) sustainability concept at the global level, (3) sustainability practices in Indian organisations and consumer behaviour; (4) sustainability, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility and (5) sustainability: a critique of organisational practice and government regulation. The themes reflect both new and continuing issues confronting management in the country today. Examples and in-depth studies make it relevant to the grounded reality in India. The expertise and experience of the contributors ensure that readers are left with a grasp of our current understanding of how sustainability is related to society and business, the direction this understanding will take in the future.

Julia Köhn, “Uncertainty in Economics: A New Approach”

English | EPUB | 2017 | 203 Pages | ISBN : 331955350X | 1 MB

In this book the author develops a new approach to uncertainty in economics, which calls for a fundamental change in the methodology of economics. It provides a comprehensive overview and critical appraisal of the economic theory of uncertainty and shows that uncertainty was originally conceptualized both as an epistemic and an ontological problem. As a result of the economic professions’ attempt to become acknowledged as a science, the more problematic aspect of ontological uncertainty has been neglected and the subjective probability approach to uncertainty became dominant in economic theory.
A careful analysis of ontological theories of uncertainty explains the blindness of modern economics to economic phenomena such as instability, slumps or excessive booms. Based on these findings the author develops a new approach that legitimizes a New Uncertainty Paradigm in economics.

Paul Gootenberg, “Andean Cocaine: The Making of a Global Drug”

2009 | ISBN-10: 0807859052, 0807832294 | 464 pages | PDF | 4 MB

This is a new view of cocaine’s expansive history.Illuminating a hidden and fascinating chapter in the history of globalization, Paul Gootenberg chronicles the rise of one of the most spectacular and now illegal Latin American exports: cocaine.Gootenberg traces cocaine’s history from its origins as a medical commodity in the nineteenth century to its repression during the early twentieth century and its dramatic reemergence as an illicit good after World War II. Connecting the story of the drug’s transformations is a host of people, products, and processes: Sigmund Freud, Coca-Cola, and Pablo Escobar all make appearances, exemplifying the global influences that have shaped the history of cocaine. But Gootenberg decenters the familiar story to uncover the roles played by hitherto obscure but vital Andean actors as well – for example, the Peruvian pharmacist who developed the techniques for refining cocaine on an industrial scale and the creators of the original drug-smuggling networks that decades later would be taken over by Colombian traffickers.Andean Cocaine proves indispensable to understanding one of the most vexing social dilemmas of the late twentieth-century Americas: the American cocaine epidemic of the 1980s and, in its wake, the seemingly endless U. S. drug war in the Andes.