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Adding The Time Dimension: Optimal Rebalancing  

Mark Kritzman, Simon Myrgren, and Sebastien Page

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Dec 2011
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Nov 2012
A technique called dynamic programming can be used to identify an optimal rebalancing schedule, which significantly reduces rebalancing and sub-optimality costs. Dynamic programming ... More

The Admission and Regulation of Overseas Issuers: A Survey of the Top Four Financial Centers  

Horace Yeung

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Jan 2019
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Dec 2018
This chapter examines the potential discrepancies in the regulation applied to overseas issuers, as opposed to domestic issuers, of four leading financial centers. They are New York, ... More

Advances in Cost Frontier Analysis of the Firm  

C.A. Knox Lovell and Emili Grifell-Tatje

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Jul 2013
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Oct 2013
We study various analytical frameworks relating productivity change to change in the cost structure and cost efficiency of the firm. We begin by motivating a focus on the cost side, and ... More

Affluent and Devout: Men Paying for Sex in the United Kingdom  

Marina Della Giusta, Maria Laura di Tommaso, and Sarah L. Jewell

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Oct 2016
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Dec 2016
In this chapter, we analyze the demand for paid sex of British men utilizing the British National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles based on interviews in the period 2010–2012. The ... More

Agency Problems and the Fate of Capitalism  

Randall Morck and Bernard Yeung

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Apr 2012
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Nov 2012
This article discusses agency problems and capitalism. It suggests that real social costs of agency problems lie deeper, in the inner workings of the economy. Inefficient resource ... More

Algorithmic Trading, Optimal Execution, and Dyna Mic Port Folios  

Petter N. Kolm and Lee Maclin

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Dec 2011
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Nov 2012
This article discusses the portfolio optimization with market impact costs, combining execution and portfolio risk, and dynamic portfolio analysis. A multi-period portfolio optimization ... More

All Ties Are Not Created Equal: Institutional Equity Ties, IPO Performance, and Market Growth of New Ventures  

Yong Li and Beiqing Yao

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Jan 2019
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Dec 2018
This chapter examines whether and how different types of institutional ties affect new venture performance at different organizational stages. The authors propose that equity ties to ... More

Alternative Types Of Entrepreneurial Finance  

Armin Schwienbacher and Benjamin Larralde

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
This article discusses crowdfunding as an alternative way of financing projects, with a focus on small, entrepreneurial ventures. It first provides a description of crowdfunding and ... More

Analyzing Three-Dimensional Panel Data of Forecasts  

Antony Davies, Kajal Lahiri, and Xuguang Sheng

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Jul 2011
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Sep 2012
This article illustrates how frameworks built around multidimensional panel data of forecasts can be used not only to test the rational expectations hypothesis correctly, but also to study ... More

Asset Liability Management For Sovereign Wealth Funds  

Francis Breedon and Robert Kosowski

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Dec 2011
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Nov 2012
The article aims to discuss the optimal asset allocation for sovereign wealth funds (SWF). The main purpose of a commodity based sovereign wealth fund is to create a permanent income ... More

Asymmetric Information, Credit Market Condition, and Entrepreneurial Finance  

Liang Han and Song Zhang

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
This article reviews literature on the important role played by asymmetric information in entrepreneurial finance from two perspectives: asymmetric information and relationship lending, ... More

Auditor Selection and IPO Underpricing  

Miriam Koning

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Jan 2019
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Dec 2018
This chapter focuses on the selection of an audit firm by UK initial public offering (IPO) firms. It documents that many IPO firms switch to an audit firm in a different segment (big, ... More

The Austrian Theory of Finance: Is It a Unique Contribution to the Field?  

Gregory Dempster

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Nov 2015
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Dec 2015
Austrian school economists have long been interested in monetary and financial operations that characterize modern capitalism. With a few exceptions, this interest was confined, at least ... More

Availability of Credit to Small Firms Young and Old: Evidence from the Surveys of Small Business Finances  

Rebel Cole

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
The availability of credit is one of the most important issues facing small businesses, and is especially vexing for young and fast-growing firms that need new capital to finance growth. ... More

Bank Failures, the Great Depression, and Other “Contagious” Events*  

Charles W. Calomiris

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Nov 2014
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Apr 2015
This chapter reviews the history of banking crises, with particular emphasis on the experience of the United States during the Great Depression. It considers the perspectives historical ... More

Banking and Real Economic Activity  

Nicola Cetorelli

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Nov 2014
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Apr 2015
The role of banks in real economic activity has been discussed at length, with arguments over whether bank development is merely a consequence of a growing economy, which simply demands a ... More

Banking Crises: Those Hardy Perennials  

Gerard Caprio Jr and Patrick Honohan

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Nov 2014
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Apr 2015
The history of banking around the world has been punctuated by frequent systemic crises. As with Tolstoy’s “unhappy families,” not all crises are the same; distinct roles have been played ... More

Banking Globalization: International Consolidation and Acquisitions in Banking  

Claudia M. Buch and Gayle L. Delong

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Nov 2014
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Apr 2015
The 2007–09 financial crisis has renewed interest in the causes of consequences of international bank mergers. While it is too early to assess the effects of recent developments on ... More

Banking in a Post-Crisis World  

Allen N. Berger, Philip Molyneux, and John O. S. Wilson

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Nov 2014
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Apr 2015
This chapter provides a brief review of the recent financial crisis, the policy and banking industry responses to it around the world, and the resultant renaissance in banking research. ... More

Banking in Africa  

Thorsten Beck and Robert Cull

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Nov 2014
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Apr 2015
This chapter takes stock of the current state of banking systems across sub-Saharan Africa and discusses recent developments including innovations that could help Africa leapfrog more ... More

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