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Based on a wide array of data collected by the author, this book uses clear theoretically motivated economic analysis to explain the structure, performance, and influence of universal banks and securities markets on firms during industrialisation. The German universal banks played a significant but not overwhelming role in the ownership and control of corporate firms. Banks gained access to boards via a confluence of their underwriting and brokerage activities, the legal phenomena of bearer shares and deposited voting rights, and the flourishing securities markets of the turn of the twentieth century. In general, bank relationships had little impact on firm performance; stock market listings, or ownership structure, were more important. The findings show that securities markets can thrive within a civil-law, universal-bank system and suggest that financial system complexity can favour rapid industrial expansion. Based on a wide array of data collected by the author, this book, which was first published in 2007, uses clear theoretically motivated economic analysis to explain the structure, performance, and influence of universal banks and securities markets on firms during industrialisation. The German universal banks played a significant but not overwhelming role in the ownership and control of corporate firms. Banks gained access to boards via a confluence of their underwriting and brokerage activities, the legal phenomena of bearer shares and deposited voting rights, and the flourishing securities markets of the turn of the twentieth century. In general, bank relationships had little impact on firm performance; stock market listings, or ownership structure, were more important. The findings show that securities markets can thrive within a civil-law, universal-bank system and suggest that financial system complexity can favour rapid industrial expansion. Based on a wide array of new data collected by the author, the book uses clear theoretically-motivated economic analysis to explain the structure, performance, and influence of universal banks and securities markets on firms during industrialization. The German universal banks played a significant but not overwhelming role in the ownership and control of corporate firms. Banks gained access to boards via a confluence of their underwriting and brokerage activities, the legal phenomena of bearer shares and deposited voting rights, and the flourishing securities markets of the turn of the twentieth century. In general, bank relationships had little impact on firm performance; stock market listings, or ownership structure, were more important. The findings show that securities markets can thrive within a civil-law, universal-bank system and suggest that financial system complexity can favor rapid industrial expansion. What if you discovered you had the ability to read minds? What would you do with that power?On Christine Carpenter’s first day of her sophomore year at Thomas Jefferson High School she makes a startling discovery. She can hear peoples’ thoughts. After convincing herself she’s not going crazy, Chris must learn to control her amazing mind-reading ability. Using her power she quickly realizes her crush, the captain of the football team, is also blessed with a special ability. She is soon sucked into a world she never thought possible when two more of her classmates, and a teacher, turn out to have powers as well. What are they meant to do with their special gifts that can either help, or harm others? Christine soon finds out when a monster, lurking in the depths of her school, threatens to murder the student population. When it becomes apparent that the creature is someone she knows, she must decide whether to try and save him, or destroy the beast. If she chooses destruction, can she live with the consequences?

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ISBN-10 0521810205
ISBN-13 9780521810203

Key Details
Author Caroline Fohlin
Number Of Pages 406 pages
Series Studies in Macroeconomic History
Format Hardcover
Publication Date 2007-01-29
Language English
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Publication Year 2007

Additional Details
Copyright Date 2006
Illustrated Yes

Dimensions
Weight 27.3 Oz
Height 1.1 In.
Width 6 In.
Length 9 In.

Target Audience
Group Scholarly & Professional

Classification Method
LCCN 2005-032691
LC Classification Number HG3048 .F655 2007
Dewey Decimal 332.10943
Dewey Edition 22

Table Of Content
1. Introduction; 2. The development of the German corporate finance system until 1913; 3. Theoretical perspectives on banking and financial system structure; 4. The development and impact of universal banking; 5. Corporate governance relationships: patterns and explanations; 6. Firm financing and performance; 7. Securities markets; 8. Upheaval and recovery; 9. Conclusion.

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“An impressive piece of work! Relying on extensive data collection and encompassing empirical analysis, Caroline Fohlin provides us with a new understanding of the role of banks in late-nineteenth-century Germany. The myth of relationship banking as the mainspring of Germany’s rise to industrial power is thoroughly debunked — bank influence emerged after industrialization was well under way, and was much less pervasive than the myth would have it. Contrary to another one of these myths, Fohlin also shows that banks and markets need not be opposites. In pre-1913 Germany, the stock market was a source of power to banks — and flourished nonetheless. The reality of financial systems is richer than the myths.” — Martin Hellwig, Max Planck Institute “Blending archival research with sophisticated econometrics, Fohlin provides a finely tuned view of universal banking. The book sheds new light on the links between financial structures and economic development while at the same time making a refined contribution to the debate on the varieties of capitalism. It is recommended reading not only for economic historians but for economists and political scientists as well.” — Gianni Toniolo, Universit� di Roma Tor Vergata and Duke University The role of so-called universal banks as a driving force in German industrialization, 1850-1914, has long been a staple of economic history. Fohlin challenges this conventional wisdom by showing that Germany’s vibrant stock markets complemented universal banks in providing finance to numerous firms. Bank dominance of company finance and the atrophy of German stock markets, she demonstrates, arose in the twentieth century rather than being, as we once were taught, a distinct ‘German path’ to industrialization before 1914.� — Richard Sylla, New York University This book is an important contribution to the debate on the advantages and disadvantages of different types of financial systems. By looking at the German economy at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth century, Professor Fohlin focuses on a period where it is widely believed that the German economy was successful. She is able to consider in a more detached way how much of this success is due to the structure of the financial system. The book’s strength is based on Professor Fohlin’s ability to use her knowledge of financial economics and history to analyze the issues. Her conclusion that most of the mechanisms of universal and relationship banking were adopted only late in the industrialization process and that they had little discernible effect on firms’ performance is an important contribution.�– Franklin Allen, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

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Protect Your Family With A Life Insurance Policy

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Core Concepts of Personal Finance: By Woerheide, Walt

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Publication Year: 2003
Format: Paperback Language: English
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0471465445

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9780471465447

Core Concepts of Personal Finance: By Woerheide, Walt

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* Focus on practical approach to financial planning. Text discusses the real personal finance decisions students face and innovatively relies on web resources to provide students with the tools, information and skills to make these decisions.* Emphasis on Decision Making. Instead of the use of traditional subtitles in each chapter (e.g., alternative forms of housing, performing home affordability analysis ), the text uses questions as the lead-in for each topic (e.g., should I rent or buy?, how do I bid on the property?)* An entire chapter is devoted to the critical topic of time value of money (TVM) and it is integrated into later chapters where appropriate. The solutions to many problems (i.e. How much Life Insurance Should You Have?) are presented through calculators that incorporate time value of money into the computations. Thus, students who have a general concept of what time value of money means but have difficulty doing TVM problems are still able to get through the material deal effectively with the impact of TVM.* Text is brief and applied. Instead of long narratives discussing terms and definitions, the text focuses on decisions that the student will be making during his or her lifetime, beginning with graduation and the selection of the first job. Each chapter has a theme of a person or couple needing to make decisions in that topic area. Key material is emphasized by its inclusion in the sample problems and the solutions to the sample problems. Focus on practical approach to financial planning. Text discusses the real personal finance decisions students face and innovatively relies on web resources to provide students with the tools, information and skills to make these decisions. Emphasis on Decision Making. Instead of the use of traditional subtitles in each chapter (e.g., alternative forms of housing,, performing home affordability analysis ), the text uses questions as the lead-in for each topic (e.g., should I rent or buy?, how do I bid on the property?) An entire chapter is devoted to the critical topic of time value of money (TVM) and it is integrated into later chapters where appropriate. The solutions to many problems (i.e. How much Life Insurance Should You Have?) are presented through calculators that incorporate time value of money into the computations. Thus, students who have a general concept of what time value of money means but have difficulty doing TVM problems are still able to get through the material deal effectively with the impact of TVM. Text is brief and applied. Instead of long narratives discussing terms and definitions, the text focuses on decisions that the student will be making during his or her lifetime, beginning with graduation and the selection of the first job. Each chapter has a theme of a person or couple needing to make decisions in that topic area. Key material is emphasized by its inclusion in the sample problems and the solutions to the sample problems.

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ISBN-10 0471465445
ISBN-13 9780471465447

Key Details
Author Walter J. Woerheide
Number Of Pages 456 pages
Format Paperback
Publication Date 2003-06-12
Language English
Publisher Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, John
Publication Year 2003

Additional Details
Copyright Date 2004
Illustrated Yes

Dimensions
Weight 26.5 Oz
Height 0.7 In.
Width 7.6 In.
Length 9.3 In.

Target Audience
Group College Audience

Classification Method
LCCN 2001-045306
Dewey Decimal 332.024
Dewey Edition 22

Table Of Content
PART I. BASIC ISSAUES IN FINANCIAL PLANNING.1. Understanding the Financial Planning Process.2. Financial Planning and Budgeting.3. Managing Your Taxes.4. Time Value of Money.5. Managing the Liquid Assets.PART II. BUYING ASSETS AND TAKING ON DEBT.6. Borrowing on Open Account.7. Acquiring Consumer Loans.8. Buying and Selling Personal Assets: Houses and Cars.9. Financing Personal Assets: Mortgages, Car Loans, and Car Leases.PART III. RISK AND INSURANCE.10. Risk Management and Property and Casualty Insurance: Automobile and Homeowner’s Policies.11. Insuring Your Life.12. Insuring Your Health.PART IV. INVESTMENTS.13. Introduction to Investments and Fixed Return Investments.14. Common Stock and Related Securities.15. Investment Companies: Mutual Funds, Closed-End Funds, Unit Investment Trusts, and Investment Clubs.16. Securities Markets and Market Mechanics.PART V. PLANNING FOR RETIREMENT AND DEATH.17. Planning for Retirement, Part I: Social Security and Pensions.18. Planning for Retirement, Part II: Tax-Favored Programs and Personal Savings.19. Preparing for Death: Wills, Trusts, Gift and Estate Taxes.Appendix.Index.

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