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The Future of Financial Systems in the Digital Age
The Future of Financial Systems in the Digital Age

by Markus Heckel, Franz Waldenberger

The increasing capacity of digital networks and computing power, together with the resulting connectivity and availability of "big data", are impacting financial systems worldwide with rapidly advancing deep-learning algorithms and distributed ledger technologies. They transform the structure and performance of financial markets, the serv...


Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea

by Stephen Howes, Lekshmi N. Pillai

Papua New Guinea (PNG), a nation of now almost nine million people, continues to evolve and adapt. While there is no shortage of recent data and research on PNG, the two most recent social science volumes on the country were both written more than a decade ago. Since then, much has changed and much has been learnt. What has been missing is a volume...


Inventory Analytics
Inventory Analytics

by Roberto Rossi

Inventory Analytics provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the theory and practice of inventory control - a significant research area central to supply chain planning. The book outlines the foundations of inventory systems and surveys prescriptive analytics models for deterministic inventory control. It further discusses predictive...


The Economics of Water
The Economics of Water

by Georg Meran, Markus Siehlow, Christian von Hirschhausen

This open book provides a concise introduction to economic approaches and mathematical methods for the study of water allocation and distribution problems. Written in an accessible and straightforward style, it discusses and analyzes central issues in integrated water resource management, water tariffs, water markets, and transboundary water manage...


The Economics of the Audiovisual Industry
The Economics of the Audiovisual Industry

by Mario La Torre

Recent reductions in public funding for audiovisual products have led to dramatic changes in the industry. The lack of interaction between the industry and capital markets has made sourcing funds for audiovisual products especially difficult. This book explains why the distance between the audiovisual and financial markets exists, and considers th...


Words, Objects and Events in Economics
Words, Objects and Events in Economics

by Peter Róna, László Zsolnai, Agnieszka Wincewicz-Price

This open book examines from a variety of perspectives the disappearance of moral content and ethical judgment from the models employed in the formulation of modern economic theory, and some of the papers contain important proposals about how moral judgment could be reintroduced in economic theory. The chapters collected in this volume result from ...


The Real Economy
The Real Economy

by Federico Neiburg, Jane I. Guyer

This collection highlights a key metaphor in contemporary discourse about economy and society. The contributors explore how references to reality and the real economy are linked both to the utopias of collective well-being, supported by real monies and good economies, and the dystopias of financial bubbles and busts, in which people's own live...


Intermediate Financial Accounting Volume 2
Intermediate Financial Accounting Volume 2

by Glenn Arnold, Suzanne Kyle

Intermediate Financial Accounting Volume 2 developed in collaboration by Athabasca University and Lyryx, is intended for the second of two in Intermediate Financial Accounting courses. It presumes that students have already completed the Introductory Financial Accounting, and the first Intermediate Financing Accounting course. The textbook reflects...


Intermediate Financial Accounting Volume 1
Intermediate Financial Accounting Volume 1

by Glenn Arnold, Suzanne Kyle

Intermediate Financial Accounting Volume 1 developed in collaboration by Athabasca University and Lyryx, is intended for a first course in Intermediate Financial Accounting, and presumes that students have already completed one or two Introductory Financial Accounting courses. The textbook reflects current International Financial Reporting Standard...


Economics as Applied Ethics
Economics as Applied Ethics

by Wilfred Beckerman

This important textbook has been revised and updated to continue its focus on the link between ethics and economic policy analysis, whilst ensuring that perspectives addressing the moral limits of the market, latest behavioural economics literature, and the changes in inequality over the years are included. Basic philosophical concepts are systemat...


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