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Banking Crises  

Richard Grossman

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May 2016
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Jul 2016
Financial crises have been a common feature of the economic landscape for more than two centuries. The chapter defines banking crises, considers the type of costs that they impose, and ... More

Business Groups And Financial Markets As Emergent Phenomena  

Bruce Kogut

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Nov 2012
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Jun 2013
Business groups are large, consisting of diversified firms that are persistently bound. Seen as isolated phenomena in very distinct institutional environments, their dominance is often inexplicable. ... More

Changing Work Patterns and the Reorganization of Occupational Pensions  

Ewald Engelen

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Jul 2006
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Sep 2009
Public pension systems are usually distinguished according to whether they are universal or contribution based. In the first instance access is determined by residency or nationality, ... More

Choice, Behavior, and Retirement Saving  

Steven F. Venti

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Jul 2006
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Sep 2009
This article focuses on the effect of behavioural and psychological factors on two stages of the saving decision: planning and execution. At each stage it tries to identify and provide ... More

Citizenship, Entitlement, and Mobility  

Robin Ellison

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Jul 2006
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Sep 2009
This article explores some of the issues that have emerged in both public and private social security arising as a consequence of attempts to arrange cover despite a lack of residence or ... More

Corporate Governance Beyond Neoliberalism: agency, democracy, and co-operation  

William Davies

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Mar 2017
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Nov 2017
Corporate governance has long been theorized and criticized within the template provided by neoliberalism. This assumes that social relations will become most honest and productive when ... More

Currency Crises: From Andrew Jackson to Angela Merkel  

Peter Temin

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May 2016
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Jul 2016
This chapter presents a narrative of currency crises for the past two centuries. It uses the Swan Diagram as a theoretical framework for this narrative and concludes that many so-called ... More

Demography and Ageing  

Naohiro Ogawa and Noriyuki Takayama

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Jul 2006
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Sep 2009
Developed regions of the world have been experiencing population ageing for more than 40 years, and this trend is expected to continue for several decades. Furthermore, a growing number of ... More

The Disunity Of Finance: Alternative Practices To Western Finance  

Bill Maurer

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Nov 2012
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Jun 2013
This article considers several sets of financial practices commonly defined as alternative either by commentators or practitioners themselves. In each case, it also explores the real or potential ... More

Early Retirement  

David A. Wise

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Jul 2006
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Sep 2009
In the United States, the labour force participation rate of men over 60 fell continuously from about 65 per cent in 1940 to about 30 per cent by 1980. The reduction in labour force ... More

The Economic and Social Benefits of Skills  

Irena Grugulis, Craig Holmes, and Ken Mayhew

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Feb 2017
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Mar 2017
This chapter discusses the returns to employers and to society at large. It argues that, in certain circumstances, the private returns to individuals will be greater than the economic ... More

Finance And Institutional Investors  

Jiwook Jung and Frank Dobbin

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Nov 2012
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Jun 2013
Institutional investors have come to play a central role in financial markets since the early 1970s. They controlled about three out of ten shares of Fortune 500 companies in 1970. Today they control ... More

Financial Crises As Symbols And Rituals  

Mark D. Jacobs

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Nov 2012
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Jun 2013
This article reviews the ways in which financial crises have resonated in the public sphere, the symbolisms associated with crises, and the ways in which the crisis has impacted the political ... More

Gender And Finance  

Josephine Maltby and Janette Rutterford

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Nov 2012
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Jun 2013
This article surveys the historically changing views of women and finance, with a special focus on women and risk. It begins by outlining the significant historical changes in women's financial ... More

Gender, the Family, and Economy  

Vickie L. Bajtelsmit

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Jul 2006
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Sep 2009
Research by numerous individuals from a diverse set of disciplines, including economics, sociology, psychology, education, and finance, has focused recent attention on the continued need ... More

Housing Wealth and Retirement Savings  

William C. Apgar and Zhu Xiao Di

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Jul 2006
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Sep 2009
This article is divided into three main sections and a conclusion. The first section discusses recent trends in wealth accumulation, with a particular focus on the accumulation of housing ... More

Islamic Banking And Finance: Alternative Or Façade?  

Aaron Z. Pitluck

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Nov 2012
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Jun 2013
Islamic banking and finance (IBF) is a market in formation with factious voices claiming certain economic activity as ‘Shariah-compliant’ or ‘Islamic’ while other voices claim the same economic ... More

A Long Strange Trip: The State And Mortgage Securitization, 1968–2010  

Neil Fligstein and Adam Goldstein

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Nov 2012
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Jun 2013
This article provides a brief account of the mortgage securitization industry: the role of government in creating the market; the role of firms and innovative actors in constructing the market; and ... More

Market Efficiency: A Sociological Perspective  

Ezra W. Zuckerman

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Nov 2012
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Jun 2013
This article sketches a sociological approach to the question of market efficiency — that is, whether financial market prices accurately reflect the ‘intrinsic’ or ‘fundamental’ value of financial ... More

The Market for Creative Labour: Talent and Inequalities  

Pierre-Michel Menger

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Jul 2015
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Dec 2013
Creativity has the flavour of a scarce ability much sought-after : people well endowed with it come to be rewarded with earnings and prestige disproportionately higher than what the ... More

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