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Written for nonexperts, this is a brisk, engaging history of American healthcare from the advent of Medicare and Medicaid in the 1960s to the impact of the Affordable Care Act in the 2010s. Step by step, Jonathan Engel shows how we arrived at our present convoluted situation, where generic drugs ...
Unaffordable: American Healthcare from Johnson to Trump
Written for nonexperts, this is a brisk, engaging history of American healthcare from the advent of Medicare and Medicaid in the 1960s to the impact of the Affordable Care Act in the 2010s. Step by step, Jonathan Engel shows how we arrived at our present convoluted situation, where generic drugs prices can jump 1,000 percent in a day and primary care physicians can lose 20 percent of their income at the stroke of a Congressional pen. Unaffordable covers, in a conversational style punctuated by apt examples, topics ranging from health insurance, pharmaceutical pricing, and physician training to health maintenance organizations and hospital networks. Along the way, Engel introduces approaches that other nations have taken in organizing and paying for healthcare and offers insights on ethical quandaries around end-of-life decisions, neonatal care, life-sustaining treatments, and the limits of our ability to define death. While describing the political origins of many of the federal and state laws that govern our healthcare system today, he never loses sight of the impact that healthcare delivery has on our wallets and on the balance sheets of hospitals, doctors' offices, government agencies, and private companies.
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36.700000 USD

Unaffordable: American Healthcare from Johnson to Trump

by Jonathan Engel
Hardback
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This book analyses and discusses bonds and bond portfolios. Different yields and duration measures are investigated. The transition from a single bond to a bond portfolio leads to the equation for the internal rate of return. Its solution is analyzed and compared to different approaches proposed in the financial industry. ...
Fixed Income Analytics: Bonds in High and Low Interest Rate Environments: 2018
This book analyses and discusses bonds and bond portfolios. Different yields and duration measures are investigated. The transition from a single bond to a bond portfolio leads to the equation for the internal rate of return. Its solution is analyzed and compared to different approaches proposed in the financial industry. The impact of different yield scenarios on a model bond portfolio is illustrated. Market and credit risk are introduced as independent sources of risk. Different concepts for assessing credit markets are described. Lastly, an overview of the benchmark industry is offered and an introduction to convertible bonds is given. This book is a valuable resource not only for students and researchers but also for professionals in the financial industry.
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119.43 USD

Fixed Income Analytics: Bonds in High and Low Interest Rate Environments: 2018

by Wolfgang Marty
Hardback
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Supply Chain Risk Management is a practical learning resource assessing the various sources of external threats to the supply chain, such as natural disasters, economic risk, terrorism and piracy. It presents a robust set of strategies which can minimize and mitigate supply chain risk. Supply Chain Risk Management, 2nd edition, ...
Supply Chain Risk Management: Understanding Emerging Threats to Global Supply Chains
Supply Chain Risk Management is a practical learning resource assessing the various sources of external threats to the supply chain, such as natural disasters, economic risk, terrorism and piracy. It presents a robust set of strategies which can minimize and mitigate supply chain risk. Supply Chain Risk Management, 2nd edition, is a learning tool for academic and professional courses. It includes a strong set of best practice case studies, with each case documenting the company's supply chain or production strategy, and outlining the catastrophic event which occurred. John Manners-Bell analyses the supply chain consequences, material losses, management response, and the resultant changes to a company's supply chain strategy. There is also academic pedagogy such as summary checklists and discussion questions at the end of each chapter. Supply Chain Risk Management includes a new chapter on cyber threats to supply chains.
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76.77 USD

Supply Chain Risk Management: Understanding Emerging Threats to Global Supply Chains

by John Manners-Bell
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Dennis Nolan, drawing on decades of experience as a well-known safety author and senior loss prevention specialist at Saudi Aramco, provides the essential procedures and checklists in Safety and Security Review for the Process Industries. In addition to guiding the reader through the selection and execution of efficient and complete ...
Safety and Security Review for the Process Industries: Application of Hazop, Pha, What-If and Sva Reviews
Dennis Nolan, drawing on decades of experience as a well-known safety author and senior loss prevention specialist at Saudi Aramco, provides the essential procedures and checklists in Safety and Security Review for the Process Industries. In addition to guiding the reader through the selection and execution of efficient and complete hazard analysis and safety reviews (such as HAZOP, PHA, What-If, SVA, LOPA, Bowtie), Nolan shares his personal experience and illustrates procedures with real-world examples. Updated throughout to reflect changing practices, the fourth edition expands its scope to include maintenance, exploratory drilling, and governmental regulation updates. It adds best practice guidelines on CHAZOP reviews, expands on threats in the security vulnerability analysis, and includes more information on chemical process facilities and hydrocarbon/chemical plant safeguards. Up-to-date form templates and what-if checklists are also available for purchasers of the book to download, making this a complete safety review toolkit.
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168.000000 USD

Safety and Security Review for the Process Industries: Application of Hazop, Pha, What-If and Sva Reviews

by Nolan
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A classic textbook that has guided generations of students through the intricacies of property valuation, The Income Approach to Property Valuation remains a keen favourite amongst students and teachers alike. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the increasingly international perspectives of modern Real Estate students. ...
The Income Approach to Property Valuation
A classic textbook that has guided generations of students through the intricacies of property valuation, The Income Approach to Property Valuation remains a keen favourite amongst students and teachers alike. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the increasingly international perspectives of modern Real Estate students. The links between theory and practice are clearly demonstrated throughout, with a range of new international case studies and practice based examples. The Income Approach to Property Valuation teaches readers: how to analyze market rents and sales prices to derive market evidence to support an opinion of market value the investment method of valuation and how it is applied in practice how specific legal factors can impact on market value when they interfere with market forces what the market and the profession may consider to be the 'right' methodology in today's market place how to use spreadsheets in valuation This extensively revised new edition is perfect both for students on Real Estate courses worldwide and for professional candidates working towards their final assessment of professional competence (APC) for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, needing to demonstrate a valuation competence at level 2 and 3.
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70.300000 USD

The Income Approach to Property Valuation

by Andrew Baum, Nick Nunnington, David Mackmin
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Health and Safety: Risk Management is the clearest and most comprehensive book on risk management available today. This newly revised fourth edition integrates new developments in legislation, standards and practice, and incorporates up to date information for qualification syllabuses. The book is divided into four main parts. Part 1.1 is ...
Health and Safety: Risk Management
Health and Safety: Risk Management is the clearest and most comprehensive book on risk management available today. This newly revised fourth edition integrates new developments in legislation, standards and practice, and incorporates up to date information for qualification syllabuses. The book is divided into four main parts. Part 1.1 is primarily concerned with the fundamentals of risk management and is relevant for all students of health and safety, while Part 1.2 covers the required basic human factors material required for health and safety qualifications. Part 2.1 deals with the more advanced aspects of risk management, while Part 2.2 covers the more advanced human factors material required by those studying for qualifications in health and safety. This authoritative treatment of risk management is essential reading for both students working towards degrees, diplomas and post graduate or vocational qualifications in health and safety, and experienced health and safety professionals, who will find it invaluable as a reference.
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78.750000 USD

Health and Safety: Risk Management

by Tony Boyle
Paperback
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Step-By-Step Medical Coding, 2018 Edition
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129.66 USD

Step-By-Step Medical Coding, 2018 Edition

by Carol J. Buck
Paperback / softback
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This is a fictionalized biography of Prof. Edward O. Thorp, the mathematician who revolutionized the casino industry and immortalized himself as a probability scholar by developing card counting systems at the casino game of blackjack. The principles of probability that Thorp developed are presented in a narrative form. Also in ...
Never Split Tens: A Biographical Novel of Blackjack Game Theorist Edward O. Thorp PLUS Tips and Techniques to Help You Win
This is a fictionalized biography of Prof. Edward O. Thorp, the mathematician who revolutionized the casino industry and immortalized himself as a probability scholar by developing card counting systems at the casino game of blackjack. The principles of probability that Thorp developed are presented in a narrative form. Also in the book are the author's tips for being successful at the gaming tables.The intent of this book is to popularize the application of probability to risk taking, secure Thorp's legacy, and provide an introduction to the techniques of the Kelly criterion as applied to gambling and risk taking. It includes many references to astronomy, that being not only the author's Ph.D, research and teaching area but also the major interest of Thorp outside of gambling and finance.
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42.64 USD

Never Split Tens: A Biographical Novel of Blackjack Game Theorist Edward O. Thorp PLUS Tips and Techniques to Help You Win

by Leslie Golden
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Longlisted for the FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2017 Finance is shrouded in mystery for outsiders, while many insiders are uneasy with the disrepute of their profession. How can finance become more accessible and also recover its nobility? Harvard Business School professor Mihir Desai takes up ...
The Wisdom of Finance: How the Humanities Can Illuminate and Improve Finance
Longlisted for the FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2017 Finance is shrouded in mystery for outsiders, while many insiders are uneasy with the disrepute of their profession. How can finance become more accessible and also recover its nobility? Harvard Business School professor Mihir Desai takes up the cause of restoring humanity to finance. With deft wit, he draws upon a rich knowledge of literature, film, history, and philosophy to explain finance's inner workings. Through this creative approach, he shows that outsiders can easily access the underlying ideas and insiders can reacquaint themselves with the core values of their profession. This combination of finance and the humanities creates unusual and illuminating pairings: Jane Austen and Anthony Trollope are guides to risk management; Jeff Koons becomes an advocate of leverage; and Mel Brooks' The Producers teaches us about fiduciary responsibility. In Desai's vision, the principles of finance also provide answers to critical questions in our lives: bankruptcy teaches us how to react to failure, the lessons of mergers apply to marriages, and the Capital Asset Pricing Model demonstrates the true value of relationships. The Wisdom of Finance is a wholly unique book, offering an enlivening new perspective on one of the world's most complex and misunderstood professions.
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20.48 USD

The Wisdom of Finance: How the Humanities Can Illuminate and Improve Finance

by Mihir Desai
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Life insurance-the promise of an insurer to pay a sum upon a person's death in exchange for a regular premium-is a bizarre enterprise. How can we monetize human life? Should we? What statistics do we use, what assumptions do we make, and what behavioral factors do we consider? First published ...
Morals and Markets: The Development of Life Insurance in the United States
Life insurance-the promise of an insurer to pay a sum upon a person's death in exchange for a regular premium-is a bizarre enterprise. How can we monetize human life? Should we? What statistics do we use, what assumptions do we make, and what behavioral factors do we consider? First published in 1979, Morals and Markets Is a pathbreaking study exploring the development of life insurance in the United States. Viviana A. Rotman Zelizer combines economic history and a sociological perspective to advance a novel interpretation of the life insurance industry. The book pioneered a cultural approach to the analysis of morally controversial markets. Zelizer begins in the mid-nineteenth century with the rise of the life insurance industry, a contentious chapter in the history of American business. Life insurance was stigmatized at first, denounced in newspapers and condemned by religious leaders as an immoral and sacrilegious gamble on human life. Over time, the business became a widely praised arrangement to secure a family's future. How did life insurance overcome cultural barriers? As Zelizer shows, the evolution of the industry in the United States matched evolving attitudes toward death, money, family relations, property, and personal legacy.
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94.500000 USD

Morals and Markets: The Development of Life Insurance in the United States

by Viviana A. Rotman Zelizer
Hardback
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Life insurance-the promise of an insurer to pay a sum upon a person's death in exchange for a regular premium-is a bizarre enterprise. How can we monetize human life? Should we? What statistics do we use, what assumptions do we make, and what behavioral factors do we consider? First published ...
Morals and Markets: The Development of Life Insurance in the United States
Life insurance-the promise of an insurer to pay a sum upon a person's death in exchange for a regular premium-is a bizarre enterprise. How can we monetize human life? Should we? What statistics do we use, what assumptions do we make, and what behavioral factors do we consider? First published in 1979, Morals and Markets Is a pathbreaking study exploring the development of life insurance in the United States. Viviana A. Rotman Zelizer combines economic history and a sociological perspective to advance a novel interpretation of the life insurance industry. The book pioneered a cultural approach to the analysis of morally controversial markets. Zelizer begins in the mid-nineteenth century with the rise of the life insurance industry, a contentious chapter in the history of American business. Life insurance was stigmatized at first, denounced in newspapers and condemned by religious leaders as an immoral and sacrilegious gamble on human life. Over time, the business became a widely praised arrangement to secure a family's future. How did life insurance overcome cultural barriers? As Zelizer shows, the evolution of the industry in the United States matched evolving attitudes toward death, money, family relations, property, and personal legacy.
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31.500000 USD

Morals and Markets: The Development of Life Insurance in the United States

by Viviana A. Rotman Zelizer
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What's In, What's Out: Designing Benefits for Universal Health Coverage
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20.950000 USD

What's In, What's Out: Designing Benefits for Universal Health Coverage

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This book is written for the experienced portfolio manager and professional options traders. It is a practical guide offering how to apply options math in a trading world that demands mathematical measurement. Every options trader deals with an array of calculations: beginners learn to identify risks and opportunities using a ...
The Mathematics of Options: Quantifying Derivative Price, Payoff, Probability, and Risk
This book is written for the experienced portfolio manager and professional options traders. It is a practical guide offering how to apply options math in a trading world that demands mathematical measurement. Every options trader deals with an array of calculations: beginners learn to identify risks and opportunities using a short list of strategies, while researchers and academics turn to advanced technical manuals. However, almost no books exist for the experienced portfolio managers and professional options traders who fall between these extremes. Michael C. Thomsett addresses this glaring gap with The Mathematics of Options, a practical guide with actionable tools for the practical application of options math in a world that demands quantification. It serves as a valuable reference for advanced methods of evaluating issues of pricing, payoff, probability, and risk. In his characteristic approachable style, Thomsett simplifies complex hot button issues-such as strategic payoffs, return calculations, and hedging options-that may be mentioned in introductory texts but are often underserved. The result is a comprehensive book that helps traders understand the mathematic concepts of options trading so that they can improve their skills and outcomes.
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81.89 USD

The Mathematics of Options: Quantifying Derivative Price, Payoff, Probability, and Risk

by Michael C Thomsett
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This handbook examines the latest techniques and strategies that are used to unlock the risk transfer capacity of global financial and capital markets. Taking the financial crisis and global recession into account, it frames and contextualises non-traditional risk transfer tools created over the last 20 years. Featuring contributions from distinguished ...
The Palgrave Handbook of Unconventional Risk Transfer: 2017
This handbook examines the latest techniques and strategies that are used to unlock the risk transfer capacity of global financial and capital markets. Taking the financial crisis and global recession into account, it frames and contextualises non-traditional risk transfer tools created over the last 20 years. Featuring contributions from distinguished academics and professionals from around the world, this book covers in detail issues in securitization, financial risk management and innovation, structured finance and derivatives, life and non-life pure risk management, market and financial reinsurance, CAT risk management, crisis management, natural, environmental and man-made risks, terrorism risk, risk modelling, vulnerability and resilience. This handbook will be of interest to academics, researchers and practitioners in the field of risk transfer.
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262.490000 USD

The Palgrave Handbook of Unconventional Risk Transfer: 2017

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This volume investigates different aspects of monetary policy and prevention of financial crises. It discusses some recently suggested measures for central banks' responses to liquidity shortages and to the liquidity trap, methods for assessing the potential of crisis contagion via the interbank network, and the interaction between micro- and macro-prudential ...
Monetary Policy, Financial Crises, and the Macroeconomy: Festschrift for Gerhard Illing
This volume investigates different aspects of monetary policy and prevention of financial crises. It discusses some recently suggested measures for central banks' responses to liquidity shortages and to the liquidity trap, methods for assessing the potential of crisis contagion via the interbank network, and the interaction between micro- and macro-prudential regulation. It compares different approaches for solving the Eurozone sovereign-debt problem and provides a new and intriguing explanation for rising income inequality. The authors are experts on monetary policy, financial crises, and contract theory from different European universities and central banks.
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178.490000 USD

Monetary Policy, Financial Crises, and the Macroeconomy: Festschrift for Gerhard Illing

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Game Changers: Stories of the Revolutionary Minds behind Game Theory
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18.900000 USD

Game Changers: Stories of the Revolutionary Minds behind Game Theory

by Rudolf Taschner
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This book provides a conceptual `Flexibility in Resource Management' framework supported by research/case applications in various related areas. It links and integrates the flexibility aspect with resource management to offer a fresh perspective, since flexibility in different levels of resource management is emerging as a key concern -- a business ...
Flexibility in Resource Management
This book provides a conceptual `Flexibility in Resource Management' framework supported by research/case applications in various related areas. It links and integrates the flexibility aspect with resource management to offer a fresh perspective, since flexibility in different levels of resource management is emerging as a key concern -- a business enterprise needs to have reactive flexibility (as adaptiveness and responsiveness) to cope with the changing and uncertain business environment. It may also endeavor to intentionally create flexibility by way of leadership change, re-engineering, innovation in products and processes, use of information and communication technology, and so on. The selected papers discussing a variety of issues concerning flexibility in resource management, are organized into following four parts: flexibility and innovation; flexibility in organizational management; operations and technology management; and financial and risk management. In addition to addressing the organizational needs of corporate bodies spread across the globe, the book serves as a useful reference resource for a variety of audiences including management students, researchers, business managers, consultants and professional institutes.
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157.490000 USD

Flexibility in Resource Management

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This book focuses on several topical issues related to the operational risk management in bank: regulation, organisation and strategy. It analyses the connections between the different key-players involved in the operational risk process and the most relevant implications, both operational and strategic, arising from the implementation of the prudential framework.
Operational Risk Management in Banks: Regulatory, Organisational and Strategic Issues
This book focuses on several topical issues related to the operational risk management in bank: regulation, organisation and strategy. It analyses the connections between the different key-players involved in the operational risk process and the most relevant implications, both operational and strategic, arising from the implementation of the prudential framework.
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157.490000 USD

Operational Risk Management in Banks: Regulatory, Organisational and Strategic Issues

by Giuliana Birindelli, Paola Ferretti
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Risiko Und Versicherungstechnik: Eine Okonomische Einfuhrung
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52.490000 USD

Risiko Und Versicherungstechnik: Eine Okonomische Einfuhrung

by Walter Karten
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A risk conundrum can be viewed as a risk that poses major issues in assessment, and whose management is not easily engaged. Such perplexing problems can either paralyze or badly delay risk analysis and directions for progression. Rather than simply focusing on the progress in risk analysis that has already ...
Risk Conundrums: Solving Unsolvable Problems
A risk conundrum can be viewed as a risk that poses major issues in assessment, and whose management is not easily engaged. Such perplexing problems can either paralyze or badly delay risk analysis and directions for progression. Rather than simply focusing on the progress in risk analysis that has already been made, it is crucial to consider what has been learnt about these seemingly unmanageable problems and how best to move forward. Risk Conundrums seeks to answer this question by bringing together a range of key thinkers in the field to explore key issues such as risk communication, uncertainty, social trust, indicators and metrics, and risk management, drawing upon case study examples including natural disasters, terrorism, and energy transitions. The initial chapters address risk conundrums, their properties, and the challenges they pose. The book then turns to a greater emphasis on systemic and regional risk conundrums. Finally, it considers how risk management can be changed to address these unsolvable conundrums. Alternative pathways are defined and scrutinized and predictions for future developments set out. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of risk governance, environmental policy, and sustainable development.
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49.300000 USD

Risk Conundrums: Solving Unsolvable Problems

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Analytical Finance is a comprehensive introduction to the financial engineering of equity and interest rate instruments for financial markets. Developed from notes from the author's many years in quantitative risk management and modeling roles, and then for the Financial Engineering course at Malardaran University, it provides exhaustive coverage of vanilla ...
Analytical Finance: The Mathematics of Interest Rate Derivatives, Markets and Valuation: Volume II
Analytical Finance is a comprehensive introduction to the financial engineering of equity and interest rate instruments for financial markets. Developed from notes from the author's many years in quantitative risk management and modeling roles, and then for the Financial Engineering course at Malardaran University, it provides exhaustive coverage of vanilla and exotic mathematical finance applications for trading and risk management, combining rigorous theory with real market application. Coverage includes: * Date arithmetic's, quote types of interest rate instruments * The interbank market and reference rates, including negative rates* Valuation and modeling of IR instruments; bonds, FRN, FRA, forwards, futures, swaps, CDS, caps/floors and others * Bootstrapping and how to create interest rate curves from prices of traded instruments* Risk measures of IR instruments* Option Adjusted Spread and embedded options* The term structure equation, martingale measures and stochastic processes of interest rates; Vasicek, Ho-Lee, Hull-While, CIR* Numerical models; Black-Derman-Toy and forward induction using Arrow-Debreu prices and Newton-Raphson in 2 dimension* The Heath-Jarrow-Morton framework* Forward measures and general option pricing models* Black log-normal and, normal model for derivatives, market models and managing exotics instruments* Pricing before and after the financial crisis, collateral discounting, multiple curve framework, cheapest-to-deliver curves, CVA, DVA and FVA
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102.36 USD

Analytical Finance: The Mathematics of Interest Rate Derivatives, Markets and Valuation: Volume II

by Jan R M Roman
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For many years, life insurance was considered one of the most ethical and stable financial services businesses. But, following the introduction of flexible premium non-guaranteed death benefit products in the early 1980s, this reputation gradually changed. Today there is a life insurance policy crisis for reasons predicted 35 years ago, ...
The Life Insurance Policy Crisis: The Advisors and Trustees Guide to Managing Risks and Avoiding a Client Crisis
For many years, life insurance was considered one of the most ethical and stable financial services businesses. But, following the introduction of flexible premium non-guaranteed death benefit products in the early 1980s, this reputation gradually changed. Today there is a life insurance policy crisis for reasons predicted 35 years ago, and it requires attention in order to avoid policy lapse without value along with allegations of deceptive and misleading practices. How could this happen? Policy crediting rates have continually declined from the 15% non-guaranteed range to the guaranteed minimum, typically 4%. Sales agents had the software to prepare illustrations at crediting rates known not be sustainable over a 25 to 50-year time period, giving rise to the 'win the illustration contest' sales era. As the crediting rate drop to the guaranteed minimum, cost of insurance charges increased, which accelerates the probability of policy lapse especially with policies insuring seniors if corrective action is not taken. However, issuing life insurance carriers and most 'sales' agents do not offer post-sales policy risk management services, much less such services that meet a 'dispute defensible' standard. The warning signs commenced over 25 years ago but inattention has persisted. Today, many policy holders are faced with a major dilemma: either pay a significantly higher annual , or significantly reduce the death benefit, or surrender/sell the policy and lose the planning benefits they've paid into for decades, or do nothing an await lapse without value. This crisis has been covered by The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, but unfortunately shows no signs of abating. The Life Insurance Policy Crisis pulls back the veil on this looming crisis, and explains the solutions for fixing it. Authors E. Randolph Whitelaw and Henry Montag bring their 75 years of combined experience in financial planning and insurance counseling to review the readily-available post-sales policy administration and creditable risk management options that life insurance companies, sales agents and policy owners have ignored for decades. They explain the intervention process trusted advisors can recommend to policy owners to avoid unexpected lapse, obtain creditable fact-based risk management, and ensure a favorable planning outcome. Topics include: * A history of the lapsing life insurance policy crisis and the questionable deceptive and misleading practices that led to it* A fresh look at the sustainability of existing policies * Restoring customer confidence in the life insurance policy distribution system* Reforms that can help all policies remain solvent* Best practices in litigating against the predatory practices of the life insurance industry* Sample documents and reference articles to resolve many of the identified problems
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62.950000 USD

The Life Insurance Policy Crisis: The Advisors and Trustees Guide to Managing Risks and Avoiding a Client Crisis

by Henry Montag, E Randolph Whitelaw
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While analyzing the contentious debate over health care reform, this much-needed study also challenges the argument that treating medical patients like shoppers can significantly reduce health expenditures. * Explains why the two political parties have staked out such different positions on health care reform * Documents what the public knows ...
The Dysfunctional Politics of the Affordable Care Act
While analyzing the contentious debate over health care reform, this much-needed study also challenges the argument that treating medical patients like shoppers can significantly reduce health expenditures. * Explains why the two political parties have staked out such different positions on health care reform * Documents what the public knows about the Affordable Care Act and how individuals' party identification significantly affects their knowledge * Challenges the arguments for consumer-driven health care plans by gathering evidence from numerous studies of consumer behavior under various kinds of insurance plans * Offers a well-informed critique of the political arguments surrounding the expansion of Medicaid, showing how this policy diffusion leverages the weak arguments and evidence for consumer-driven health care plans
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63.000000 USD

The Dysfunctional Politics of the Affordable Care Act

by Greg M. Shaw
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The most complete, up-to-date guide to risk management in finance Risk Management and Financial Institutions, Fifth Edition explains all aspects of financial risk and financial institution regulation, helping you better understand the financial markets and their potential dangers. Inside, you ll learn the different types of risk, how and where ...
Risk Management and Financial Institutions
The most complete, up-to-date guide to risk management in finance Risk Management and Financial Institutions, Fifth Edition explains all aspects of financial risk and financial institution regulation, helping you better understand the financial markets and their potential dangers. Inside, you ll learn the different types of risk, how and where they appear in different types of institutions, and how the regulatory structure of each institution affects risk management practices. Comprehensive ancillary materials include software, practice questions, and all necessary teaching supplements, facilitating more complete understanding and providing an ultimate learning resource. All financial professionals need to understand and quantify the risks associated with their decisions. This book provides a complete guide to risk management with the most up to date information. Understand how risk affects different types of financial institutions Learn the different types of risk and how they are managed Study the most current regulatory issues that deal with risk Get the help you need, whether you re a student or a professional Risk management has become increasingly important in recent years and a deep understanding is essential for anyone working in the finance industry; today, risk management is part of everyone's job. For complete information and comprehensive coverage of the latest industry issues and practices, Risk Management and Financial Institutions, Fifth Edition is an informative, authoritative guide.
170.62 USD

Risk Management and Financial Institutions

by John C. Hull
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Long before the age of Big Data or the rise of today's self-quantifiers, American capitalism embraced risk --and proceeded to number our days. Life insurers led the way, developing numerical practices for measuring individuals and groups, predicting their fates, and intervening in their futures. Emanating from the gilded boardrooms of ...
How Our Days Became Numbered: Risk and the Rise of the Statistical Individual
Long before the age of Big Data or the rise of today's self-quantifiers, American capitalism embraced risk --and proceeded to number our days. Life insurers led the way, developing numerical practices for measuring individuals and groups, predicting their fates, and intervening in their futures. Emanating from the gilded boardrooms of Lower Manhattan and making their way into drawing rooms and tenement apartments across the nation, these practices soon came to change the futures they purported to divine. How Our Days Became Numbered tells a story of corporate culture remaking American culture--a story of intellectuals and professionals in and around insurance companies who reimagined Americans' lives through numbers and taught ordinary Americans to do the same. Making individuals statistical did not happen easily. Legislative battles raged over the propriety of discriminating by race or of smoothing away the effects of capitalism's fluctuations on individuals. Meanwhile, debates within companies set doctors against actuaries and agents, resulting in elaborate, secretive systems of surveillance and calculation. Dan Bouk reveals how, in a little over half a century, insurers laid the groundwork for the much-quantified, risk-infused world that we live in today. To understand how the financial world shapes modern bodies, how risk assessments can perpetuate inequalities of race or sex, and how the quantification and claims of risk on each of us continue to grow, we must take seriously the history of those who view our lives as a series of probabilities to be managed.
31.500000 USD

How Our Days Became Numbered: Risk and the Rise of the Statistical Individual

by Dan Bouk
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Assessing the future is vital in informing public policy decisions. One of the most widespread approaches is the development of scenarios, which are alternative hypothetical futures. Research has indicated, however, that the reality of how professionals go about employing scenarios is often starkly at odds with the theory - a ...
Foresight in Action: Developing Policy-Oriented Scenarios
Assessing the future is vital in informing public policy decisions. One of the most widespread approaches is the development of scenarios, which are alternative hypothetical futures. Research has indicated, however, that the reality of how professionals go about employing scenarios is often starkly at odds with the theory - a finding that has important ramifications for how the resulting images of the future should be interpreted. It also shows the need for rewriting and updating theory. This book, based on an intensive five year study of how experts actually go about assessing the future, provides a groundbreaking examination of foresighting in action. Obtained via ethnographic techniques, the results lay bare for the first time the real processes by which scenarios are made. It is also the first book to examine foresighting for public policy, which is so often overlooked in favour of business practice. From handling of discontinuity to historical determinism, the analysis reveals and explains why foresight is difficult and what the major pitfalls are. Each chapter ends with a toolkit of recommendations for practice. The book aims to help readers to reflect on their own practices of public-oriented foresight and thus to foster a deeper understanding of the key principles and challenges. Ultimately, this will lead to better informed decision making.
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54.550000 USD

Foresight in Action: Developing Policy-Oriented Scenarios

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What will your 100-year life look like? Does the thought of working for 60 or 70 years fill you with dread? Or can you see the potential for a more stimulating future as a result of having so much extra time? Many of us have been raised on the traditional ...
The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity
What will your 100-year life look like? Does the thought of working for 60 or 70 years fill you with dread? Or can you see the potential for a more stimulating future as a result of having so much extra time? Many of us have been raised on the traditional notion of a three-stage approach to our working lives: education, followed by work and then retirement. But this well-established pathway is already beginning to collapse - life expectancy is rising, final-salary pensions are vanishing, and increasing numbers of people are juggling multiple careers. Whether you are 18, 45 or 60, you will need to do things very differently from previous generations and learn to structure your life in completely new ways. The 100-Year Life is here to help. Drawing on the unique pairing of their experience in psychology and economics, Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott offer a broad-ranging analysis as well as a raft of solutions, showing how to rethink your finances, your education, your career and your relationships and create a fulfilling 100-year life. * How can you fashion a career and life path that defines you and your values and creates a shifting balance between work and leisure? * What are the most effective ways of boosting your physical and mental health over a longer and more dynamic lifespan? * How can you make the most of your intangible assets - such as family and friends - as you build a productive, longer life? * In a multiple-stage life how can you learn to make the transitions that will be so crucial and experiment with new ways of living, working and learning? Shortlisted for the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award, The 100-Year Life is a wake-up call that describes what to expect and considers the choices and options that you will face. It is also fundamentally a call to action for individuals, politicians, firms and governments and offers the clearest demonstration that a 100-year life can be a wonderful and inspiring one.
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The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity

by Lynda Gratton
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The Other Welfare offers the first comprehensive history of Supplemental Security Income (SSI), from its origins as part of President Nixon's daring social reform efforts to its pivotal role in the politics of the Clinton administration. Enacted into law in 1972, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) marked the culmination of liberal ...
The Other Welfare: Supplemental Security Income and U.S. Social Policy
The Other Welfare offers the first comprehensive history of Supplemental Security Income (SSI), from its origins as part of President Nixon's daring social reform efforts to its pivotal role in the politics of the Clinton administration. Enacted into law in 1972, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) marked the culmination of liberal social and economic policies that began during the New Deal. The new program provided cash benefits to needy elderly, blind, and disabled individuals. Because of the complex character of SSI-marking both the high tide of the Great Society and the beginning of the retrenchment of the welfare state-it provides the perfect subject for assessing the development of the American state in the late twentieth century.SSI was launched with the hope of freeing welfare programs from social and political stigma; it instead became a source of controversy almost from its very start. Intended as a program that paid uniform benefits across the nation, it ended up replicating many of the state-by-state differences that characterized the American welfare state. Begun as a program intended to provide income for the elderly, SSI evolved into a program that served people with disabilities, becoming a primary source of financial aid for the de-institutionalized mentally ill and a principal support for children with disabilities.Written by a leading historian of America's welfare state and the former chief historian of the Social Security Administration, The Other Welfare illuminates the course of modern social policy. Using documents previously unavailable to researchers, the authors delve into SSI's transformation from the idealistic intentions of its founders to the realities of its performance in America's highly splintered political system. In telling this important and overlooked history, this book alters the conventional wisdom about the development of American social welfare policy.
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31.450000 USD

The Other Welfare: Supplemental Security Income and U.S. Social Policy

by Larry W. DeWitt, Edward D. Berkowitz
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This study develops a methodology for rapidly obtaining approximate estimates of the economic consequences from numerous natural, man-made and technological threats. This software tool is intended for use by various decision makers and analysts to obtain estimates rapidly. It is programmed in Excel and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) to ...
Economic Consequence Analysis of Disasters: The E-CAT Software Tool
This study develops a methodology for rapidly obtaining approximate estimates of the economic consequences from numerous natural, man-made and technological threats. This software tool is intended for use by various decision makers and analysts to obtain estimates rapidly. It is programmed in Excel and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) to facilitate its use. This tool is called E-CAT (Economic Consequence Analysis Tool) and accounts for the cumulative direct and indirect impacts (including resilience and behavioral factors that significantly affect base estimates) on the U.S. economy. E-CAT is intended to be a major step toward advancing the current state of economic consequence analysis (ECA) and also contributing to and developing interest in further research into complex but rapid turnaround approaches. The essence of the methodology involves running numerous simulations in a computable general equilibrium (CGE) model for each threat, yielding synthetic data for the estimation of a single regression equation based on the identification of key explanatory variables (threat characteristics and background conditions). This transforms the results of a complex model, which is beyond the reach of most users, into a reduced form model that is readily comprehensible. Functionality has been built into E-CAT so that its users can switch various consequence categories on and off in order to create customized profiles of economic consequences of numerous risk events. E-CAT incorporates uncertainty on both the input and output side in the course of the analysis.
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78.740000 USD

Economic Consequence Analysis of Disasters: The E-CAT Software Tool

by Eric Warren, Dan Wei, Zhenhua Chen, Adam Rose
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The Business Owner's Definitive Guide to Captive Insurance Companies: What You Need to Know about Formation and Management
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The Business Owner's Definitive Guide to Captive Insurance Companies: What You Need to Know about Formation and Management

by Peter J Strauss
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