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  • Banking and Finance to 1913 REF HG2461 .B33 1990
    Encyclopedia of American Business History and Biography chronicles America’s material civilization through its business figures and businesses. It is a record of American aspirations – of success and of failure. It is a history of the impact of business on American life. Individual volumes cover a particular industry during a defined period; thus each volume is freestanding, providing a history expressed through biographies and buttressed by a wide range of supporting entries.
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  • Ben Bernanke’s Fed: The Federal Reserve After Greenspan REF HG2563 .H34 2008
    In this first in-depth look at Bernanke’s chairmanship of the Fed, Ethan S. Harris, Lehman Brothers’ Chief U.S. Economist, demystifies the policy choices and pronouncements of the Fed chair and explains how they influence the global economy. Harris’s accessible portrayal also helps you understand and anticipate Bernanke’s decisions and communications, putting his actions into clear context. Harris explains how Bernanke’s academic research and experience shape his choices in the extremely challenging environment he inherited from Alan Greenspan.
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  • A Dictionary of Finance and Banking REF HG151 .D54 2008
    Oxford University Press. Covers all aspects of finance and banking, from personal investments to international trading. It is indispensable for students and professionals of accountancy, banking, and commerce, and ideal for anyone involved in public finance or financial trading. Over 5,100 entries. Expanded coverage of central banking and monetary policy. New feature panels on key topics, including the Financial Times Share Indexes and bankruptcy law. Up-to-date coverage of the world’s important financial centres, reflecting recent changes to financial institutions.
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  • Dictionary of International Economics Terms REF HF1359 .D4956 2006
    Provides access to the terms of general economics for students and professionals in the growing world of international finance, and especially in its interaction with banking and the stock exchange. It also includes international definitions (UK, European and USA) of the everyday jargon, acronyms and newly adopted words that are now common in national and international financial dealings.
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  • Encyclopedia of Banking & Finance REF HG151 .M8 1994
    Contains almost 4200 entries. In addition to definitions of thousands of basic banking, business, and financial terms, in-depth entries provide a wealth of valuable information such as historical background, analysis of recent trends, illustrative examples, statistical data, and citation of applicable laws and regulations.
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  • The Encyclopedia of Money REF HG216 .A43 2009
    Features: 350 fully updated A-Z entries on the development, functions, and dysfunctions of money, banking, and credit systems, including 85 new to this edition; Dozens of photographs and illustrations of coinage and paper money from different times and places; A glossary of key terms such as federal reserve system, capital controls, float, credit crunch, and world bank; An index offering access to entries by several criteria, including individuals involved and countries affected.
    Helps readers understand the historical, political, and theoretical contexts of a wide range of events, policies, and regulations. While coverage reaches back to the very origins of financial transactions, the new edition focuses most intently on the last two decades, highlighting the connections between the onrush of globalization, the up-and-down stock market, the various monetary and fiscal crises of the 1990s, and financial developments and pocketbook issues making headlines today.
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  • A Guide to the World Bank REF HG3881.5 .W57 G853 2007
    The World Bank Group is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Its focus is on helping the poorest people in the poorest countries by using its financial resources, staff, and extensive experience to aid countries in reducing poverty, increasing economic growth, and improving quality of life. This book provides an accessible and straightforward overview of the World Bank Group’s history, organization, mission, and purpose.
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  • International Dictionary of Banking and Finance REF HG151 .C53 1999
    This book is intended to provide access to the specialist terms of banking and general finance for students and professionals in the growing world of banking and its interaction with building societies and the stock exchange. It should also assist private investors and people who read financial journals and the financial pages of daily newspapers. Includes definitions of the everyday jargon, acronyms and newly adopted words that are now common in national and international financial dealings.
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  • International Financial Statistics Yearbook (International Monetary Fund)   REF HG61 .I57 2008
    Acknowledged as a standard source of statistics on all aspects of international and domestic finance, IFS publishes, for most countries of the world, current data on exchange rates, international liquidity, international banking, money and banking, interest rates, prices, production, international transactions (including balance of payments and international investment position), government finance, and national accounts. Information is presented in tables for specific countries and in tables for area and world aggregates.
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  • Money, the Financial System, and the Economy REF HG173 .H8 2008
    Clearly and succinctly demonstrates how using economic tools to understand the workings of financial markets and institutions can help you interpret current events, predict future developments, and make better economic decisions. R. Glenn Hubbard uses this idea as an organizing principle, presenting real-world applications in a way that encourages critical thinking about financial markets, institutions, and monetary policy.
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  • The New Palgrave Dictionary of Money and Finance REF HG151 .N48 1992 (3 volumes)
    Includes 1008 essays, arranged in a single alphabetical sequence. The essays are concerned with empirical matters, such as institutional analysis and description, monetary history, and problems of financial regulation. In addition, the main sequence includes 70 short glossarial entries defining particular terms, which give definitions of technical terms employed in the essays as well as descriptions of institutions referred to there. Similarly, a list of over 100 of the acronyms used in the essays appears at the beginning of each volume.
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  • The Value of a Dollar: Colonial Era to the Civil War, 1600-1865 REF HB235 .U6 D47 2005
    Starting with the founding of America and extending through the Colonial Era to the Civil War, this volume focuses on what things cost and how much workers made. Efforts have been made to include nearly every item necessary for everyday life so students, historians and the simply curious can explore the wage and price structure of early America. Also illustrated are commodity values, investment data and income opportunities.
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  • The Value of a Dollar: Prices and Incomes in the United States, 1860-2004 REF HB235 .U6 V35 2004
    This book is about practical economy: what things have cost and how much money people have had to buy them. Records the actual prices of thousands of items that consumers purchased from the Civil War to the present, along with facts about investment options and income opportunities.
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  • World Monetary Units: An Historical Dictionary, Country by Country REF HG216 .B465 2008x
    Includes information about what monetary units have been used in 203 countries and four confederations, how their names changed over the years, and how they are divided into smaller units. Each country or confederation’s entry typically covers the last 100 to 150 years. Many of the monetary units can best be understood in the context of the political history, geography, and the languages of a country, and for these reasons, each country’s history is briefly narrated.
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