This series explores the roles of money and banking in the modern world. Banking is an increasingly important and international industry, and its interaction with money is a major concern for the world's economic policy-makers.
Pension Fund Capitalism The Privatization of Pensions in Developed and Developing Countries
Mergers, Acquisitions and International Financial Regulation Analysing Special Purpose Acquisition Companies
Performance Measurement Systems in Banks
The Economics of Cryptocurrencies
Capital and Finance Theory and History
By Leokadia Oręziak
April 07, 2022
This book examines the origins and consequences of so-called pension fund capitalism, which has spread around the world since 1981, when the pension system was completely privatized in Chile. The author highlights the driving forces behind the privatization of pensions, its forms and tools used in ...
By Juan Flores Zendejas, Norbert Gaillard, Rick J. Michalek
December 31, 2021
Moral Hazard is a core concept in economics. In a nutshell, moral hazard reflects the reduced incentive to protect against risk where an entity is (or believes it will be) protected from its consequences, whether through an insurance arrangement or an implicit or explicit guarantee system. It is ...
By Daniele D'Alvia
November 30, 2021
This is a much-needed work in the financial literature, and it is the first book ever to analyse the use of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) from a theoretical and practical perspective. By the end of 2020, more than 240 SPACs were listed in the US (on NASDAQ or the NYSE), raising a ...
By Thomas A. Lucey
September 30, 2021
The objective of this book is to prompt a re-examination of financial literacy, its social foundations, and its relationship to citizenship education. The collection includes topics that concern indigenous people’s perspectives, critical race theory, and transdisciplinary perspectives, which invite...
By Alexander Styhre
April 05, 2021
Social science theorists from various scholarly disciplines have contributed to a recent literature that examines how the finance industry has expanded and now wields increasing influence across a variety of economic fields and industries. In some cases, this tendency towards a more sizeable and ...
By Magdalena Ziolo
December 29, 2020
There are many studies confirming the relationship between financial systems and economic development, but there are few which examine the degree to which financial systems a) impact the quality of information, b) influence sound corporate governance, c) ensure effective mechanisms of risk ...
By Rahat Munir, Kevin Baird
December 18, 2020
Given the significant changes in the banking environment and the resultant pressures on banks to change their systems and procedures, this book is a timely reference that provides a comprehensive analytical overview of changes in the performance measurement system (PMS) of banks in the ...
By J. Mark Munoz, Michael Frenkel
December 04, 2020
Cryptocurrencies have had a profound effect on financial markets worldwide. This edited book aims to explore the economic implications of the use of cryptocurrencies. Drawing from chapter contributors from around the world, the book will be a valuable resource on the economics of cryptocurrencies. ...
By M. Mustafa Erdoğdu, Larissa Batrancea, Savaş Çevik
November 20, 2020
This book tackles political, social, and behavioural aspects of public finance and fiscal exchange. The book combines conventional approaches toward public finance with new developments in economics such as political governance, social and individual aspects of economic behaviour. It colligates ...
By Arkadiusz Sieroń
November 10, 2020
Walter Bagehot noticed once that “John Bull can stand many things, but he cannot stand two per cent.” Well, for several years, he has had to stand interest rates well below that, in some countries even below zero. However, despite this sacrifice, the economic recovery from the Great Recession has ...
By Peter Lewin, Nicolás Cachanosky
July 03, 2020
This book applies finance to the field of capital theory. While financial economics is a well-established field of study, the specific application of finance to capital theory remains unexplored. It is the first book to comprehensively study this financial application, which also includes modern ...
By Alessandro Carretta, Gianluca Mattarocci
June 30, 2020
This collection considers the financial crisis from a managerial perspective, focussing on the business implications for the financial industry. Topics examined include governance, information needs and strategy of financial intermediaries and investors. The contributions build on the existing ...