The Geneva Papers: 40 Years at the Cutting Edge of Research in Insurance Economics by Christophe Courbage
Jeff Grover – Strategic Economic Decision-Making: Using Bayesian Belief Networks to Solve Complex Problems
Gilbert Achcar – Marxism, Orientalism, Cosmopolitanism
Non-Performing Loans and Resolving Private Sector Insolvency: Experiences from the EU Periphery and the Case of Greece By Platon Monokroussos, Prof. Christos Gortsos
The Manager’s Legal Handbook by Lisa Guerin J.D.
🔆The Geneva Papers: 40 Years at the Cutting Edge of Research in Insurance Economics by Christophe Courbage
This is a special collection of papers celebrating 40 Years of The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance.
🔆Jeff Grover – Strategic Economic Decision-Making: Using Bayesian Belief Networks to Solve Complex Problems
Strategic Economic Decision-Making: Using Bayesian Belief Networks to Solve Complex Problems is a quick primer on the topic that introduces readers to the basic complexities and nuances associated with learning Bayes’ theory and inverse probability for the first time. This brief is meant for non-statisticians who are unfamiliar with Bayes’ theorem,walkingthem through the theoretical phases of set and sample set selection, the axioms of probability, probability theory as it pertains to Bayes’ theorem, and posterior probabilities. All of these concepts are explained as they appear in the methodology of fitting a Bayes’ model, and upon completion of the text readers will be able to mathematically determine posterior probabilities of multiple independent nodes across any system available for study. Very little has been published in the area of discrete Bayes’ theory, and this brief will appeal to non-statisticians conducting research in the fields of engineering, computing, life sciences, and social sciences.
🔆Gilbert Achcar – Marxism, Orientalism, Cosmopolitanism
In this collection of essays, Gilbert Achcar examines the controversial relationship of Marxism to religion, to Orientalism and its critique by Edward Said, and to the concept of cosmopolitanism. A compelling range of issues is discussed within these pages, including a comparative assessment of Christian liberation theology and Islamic fundamentalism; “Orientalism in reverse”, which can take the form of an apology for Islamic fundamentalism; the evolution of Marx’s appraisal of non-Western societies; and the vagaries of “cosmopolitanism” up to our present era of globalisation. Erudite and incisive, these essays provide a major contribution to the critical discussion of Marxism, Orientalism and cosmopolitanism, and illuminate the relationships between all three.
🔆Non-Performing Loans and Resolving Private Sector Insolvency: Experiences from the EU Periphery and the Case of Greece By Platon Monokroussos, Prof.
This book explores the issue of private sector over-indebtedness following the recent financial crisis. It addresses the various challenges for policymakers, investors and economic agents affected by applied remedial policies as the private non-financial sector in Europe continues to face increased challenges in servicing its debt, with the problem mainly concentrated in several countries in the EU periphery and Eastern Europe.
Chapters from expert contributors address reduced investment as firms concentrate on deleveraging and repairing their balance sheets, curtailed consumer spending, depressed collateral values and weak credit creation. They examine effective policies to facilitate private sector debt restructuring which may involve significant upfront costs in terms of time to implement and committed budgetary resources, as well as necessary reforms required to improve the broader institutional framework and judicial capacity. The book also explores the issue of over indebtedness in the household sector, contributing to the literature in establishing best practice principles for household debt.
🔆The Manager’s Legal Handbook by Lisa Guerin J.D.
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Designed for managers, business owners, and human resources professionals who need answers on the go, The Manager’s Legal Handbook covers the most common issues employers face.
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