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Priceless Markets

Priceless Markets Book
  • Author : Philip T. Hoffman,Gilles Postel-Vinay,Jean-Laurent Rosenthal
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2000
  • ISBN : 9780226348018
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

This pathbreaking book shows how credit markets functioned in Paris, through the agency of notaries, during a critical period of French history. Its authors challenge the usual assumption that organized financial markets—and hence the opportunity for economic growth—did not emerge outside of England and the Netherlands until the nineteenth century. Drawing on innovative research, the authors show that as early as the Old Regime, financial intermediaries in France were mobilizing a great tide of capital and arranging thousands of loans between borrowers and lenders. The implications for historians and economists are substantial. The role of notaries operating in Paris that Priceless Markets uncovers has never before been recognized. In the wake of this pathbreaking new study, historians will also have to rethink the origins of the French Revolution. As the authors show, the crisis of 1787-88 did not simply ignite revolt; it was intimately bound up in an economic struggle that reached far back into the eighteenth century, and continued well into the 1800s.

Medieval Capital Markets

Medieval Capital Markets Book
  • Author : C. J. Zuijderduijn
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2009
  • ISBN : 9004175652
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Institutions that allow for the accumulation of capital were as crucial to economic growth throughout history as they are today. But whereas historians often focus on the precursors of modern banking institutions, little is known of any alternatives that may have served similar purposes prior to their rise. This study focuses on the institutional framework of markets for 'renten', a type of long-term debt that enabled economic development in much of Northwest Europe in the late Middle Ages. In the county of Holland, these markets allowed large segments of the public and private sectors to reallocate capital. This study thus uncovers the medieval capital markets in the region that was to become the core of the Dutch Republic.

The Making of a Market

The Making of a Market Book
  • Author : Juliette Levy
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Release : 2012-02-22
  • ISBN : 0271073942
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

During the nineteenth century, Yucatán moved effectively from its colonial past into modernity, transforming from a cattle-ranching and subsistence-farming economy to a booming export-oriented agricultural economy. Yucatán and its economy grew in response to increasing demand from the United States for henequen, the local cordage fiber. This henequen boom has often been seen as another regional and historical example of overdependence on foreign markets and extortionary local elites. In The Making of a Market, Juliette Levy argues instead that local social and economic dynamics are the root of the region’s development. She shows how credit markets contributed to the boom before banks (and bank crises) existed and how people borrowed before the creation of institutions designed specifically to lend. As the intermediaries in this lending process, notaries became unwitting catalysts of Yucatán’s capitalist transformation. By focusing attention on the notaries’ role in structuring the mortgage market rather than on formal institutions such as banks, this study challenges the easy compartmentalization of local and global relationships and of economic and social relationships.

The Rise of Marketing and Market Research

The Rise of Marketing and Market Research Book
  • Author : H. Berghoff,P. Scranton,U. Spiekermann
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2012-10-29
  • ISBN : 1137071281
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

This volume serves up a combination of broad questions, theoretical approaches, and manifold case studies to explore how people have sought to understand markets and thereby reduce risk, whether they have approached this challenge with a practical view based on their own business acumen or used the tools of scholarship.

Pricing the Priceless Child

Pricing the Priceless Child Book
  • Author : Viviana A. Zelizer
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 1994-08-28
  • ISBN : 9780691034591
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

This study traces the emergence of changing attitudes about the child, at once economically "useless" and emotionally "priceless", from the late 1800s to the 1930s. It describes how turn-of-the-century America discovered new, sentimental ways to determine a child's monetary worth.

Pricing the Priceless

Pricing the Priceless Book
  • Author : Joseph P. Newhouse
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 2004-08-20
  • ISBN : 9780262250573
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

The health care industry differs from most other industries in that medical pricing is primarily administered by the government and private insurers and in that it uses several types of contracts. Providers may receive a fixed sum for all necessary services within a given period of time, for the necessary services to treat a given condition, or for each specific service. The industry is changing dramatically, offering many natural experiments to aid understanding of the economics of pricing for health care. In Pricing the Priceless, Joseph Newhouse explains the different pricing systems and how they affect resource allocation and efficiency, focusing on the efficiency of pricing. He also discusses larger issues of equity, fair distribution of burden, and social justice. Although most of the examples are American-based, the same issues arise in all medical care financing and delivery systems, and the theories and models are general enough to apply to many institutional contexts. The topics include Medicare, managed care, the contemporary integration of health insurance and medical care, the management of moral hazard and stinting, uncertainty and risk aversion, the demand for health insurance, agency relationships, information disparities, regulation, and supply-side and demand-side selection.

The Amber Room (Priceless Collection Book #2)

The Amber Room (Priceless Collection Book #2) Book
  • Author : T. Davis Bunn
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release : 1992-09-01
  • ISBN : 1441270884
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

In Florian's Gate, T. Davis Bunn introduced his growing readership to the fascinating world of European art and antiques. During months of research, he discovered and pursued the legend of The Amber Room, an ensemble of precious 18th century wall panels that graced a tsarist palace in St. Petersburg. Stolen by Nazi invaders, it was carried off to a castle in East Prussia. Dubbed the "eighth wonder of the world," the treasure was last seen in 1945 during the chaotic scramble of men and borders during the end of the war. Was it destroyed by fire as officials claim, or was it mysteriously hidden away? "Unearthing the mystery" has led T. Davis Bunn to a maze of tunnels under a former Nazi headquarters in Weimar and to concrete SS bunkers in the hills of Jonastal. Reaching back to the ravages of the war, the lessons of faith and forgiveness discovered in Florian's Gate continue in this momentous sequel. Alexander Kantor and his assistant Jeffrey join a trail of intrigue and cover-ups that surround the Amber Room, and it pulls them into a web of deception. A metaphor for spiritual growth, the search for these treasures helps Alexander discover the paradox that greatness in God's eyes is expressed through humility. Jeffrey learns to apply the same zeal with which he hunts for artwork to his quest for the knowledge of God. Together they find a new understanding of human nature and divine love.

Quantitative Eco-nomics

Quantitative Eco-nomics Book
  • Author : Peter Bartelmus
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2008-04-19
  • ISBN : 9781402069666
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

This thought-provoking and colorful book cuts through the fog of vision and advocacy by comparing and applying new quantitative tools of both environmental and ecological economics. Environmental accounts and empirical analyses provide operational concepts and measures of the sustainability of economic performance and growth. The text raises doubts, however, about the measurability of sustainable development. Further reading sections are provided at the end of each chapter.


Imperial Book
  • Author : William T. Vollmann
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2009-07-30
  • ISBN : 1101105151
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

From the author of Europe Central, winner of the National Book Award, a journalistic tour de force along the Mexican-American border – a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award For generations of migrant workers, Imperial Country has held the promise of paradise and the reality of hell. It sprawls across a stirring accidental sea, across the deserts, date groves and labor camps of Southeastern California, right across the border into Mexico. In this eye-opening book, William T. Vollmann takes us deep into the heart of this haunted region, exploring polluted rivers and guarded factories and talking with everyone from Mexican migrant workers to border patrolmen. Teeming with patterns, facts, stories, people and hope, this is an epic study of an emblematic region.

Spiritual Kinship in Europe, 1500-1900

Spiritual Kinship in Europe, 1500-1900 Book
  • Author : G. Alfani,V. Gourdon
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2012-03-20
  • ISBN : 0230362702
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

The authors in this volume analyze spiritual kinship in Europe from the end of the Middle Ages to the Industrial Age. Uniquely comparing Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox views and practices, the chapters look at changes in theological thought over time as well as in social customs related to spiritual kinship, including godparenthood.