Influencing Choices of Leaders
Author: G. Shiffman,James J. Jochum
Category: Political Science
View: 9308Governments have at their disposal many economic instruments to promote national security, such as sanctions, foreign aid, international trade, international finance and laws blocking funds for international terrorism. This book examines the use of theses economic policies and addresses how best to measure their effectiveness.
Author: Melvin L. Myers
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
View: 2312The purpose of this conference was to raise consciousness, build coalitions, disseminate information, and encourage action to prevent injury and diseases in agriculture. Covers surveillance; research in chemical, biological, mechanical and physical hazards; intervention (protecting agricultural workers from hazards, and safe behaviors among adults and children), and much more. Over 150 papers, poster and video abstracts. Charts, tables and maps. Index.
August 13-15, 2000, Institute for Research in Cognitive Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Author: Cognitive Science Society (U.S.). Conference
Publisher: Psychology Press
View: 1637This volume features the complete text of the material presented at the Twenty-Second Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. As in previous years, the symposium included an interesting mixture of papers on many topics from researchers with diverse backgrounds and different goals, presenting a multifaceted view of cognitive science. This volume includes all papers, posters, and summaries of symposia presented at the leading conference that brings cognitive scientists together. The 2000 Cognitive Science meeting dealt with issues of representing and modeling cognitive processes, as they appeal to scholars in all subdisciplines that comprise cognitive science: psychology, computer science, neuroscience, linguistics, and philosophy.
Economic Advice Through Story-Telling
Author: Brian Pinto
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Category: Business & Economics
View: 4010Written by a former World Bank economist, How Does My Country Grow? distils growth policy lessons from the author's first-hand experience in Poland, Kenya, India, and Russia, and his contributions to the economic policy debates that followed the emerging market crises of 1997 to 2001, extending up to the global financial crisis of 2008-09. Based on living and working in the field, the author argues that country economic analysis is in effect a separate, integrative branch of economics that draws upon but is distinct from academic economics. The country stories recounted, reinforced by the emerging market experience since the 1980s, point to a canonical growth policy package built around three interconnected elements: the intertemporal budget constraint of the government; the micropolicy trio of hard budgets, competition and competitive real exchange rates; and managing volatility from external, but especially domestic, sources. This package is underpinned by good governance, which finds its most immediate expression in the management of the public finances. While the discussion is tilted towards developing countries, the insights have considerable relevance for advanced economies, many of which today are in the throes of their own growth-cum-sovereign debt crises.
Author: H. Kent Baker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
View: 1210Dividends And Dividend Policy As part of the Robert W. Kolb Series in Finance, Dividends and Dividend Policy aims to be the essential guide to dividends and their impact on shareholder value. Issues concerning dividends and dividend policy have always posed challenges to both academics and professionals. While all the pieces to the dividend puzzle may not be in place yet, the information found here can help you gain a firm understanding of this dynamic discipline. Comprising twenty-eight chapters—contributed by both top academics and financial experts in the field—this well-rounded resource discusses everything from corporate dividend decisions to the role behavioral finance plays in dividend policy. Along the way, you'll gain valuable insights into the history, trends, and determinants of dividends and dividend policy, and discover the different approaches firms are taking when it comes to dividends. Whether you're a seasoned financial professional or just beginning your journey in the world of finance, having a firm understanding of the issues surrounding dividends and dividend policy is now more important than ever. With this book as your guide, you'll be prepared to make the most informed dividend-related decisions possible—even in the most challenging economic conditions. The Robert W. Kolb Series in Finance is an unparalleled source of information dedicated to the most important issues in modern finance. Each book focuses on a specific topic in the field of finance and contains contributed chapters from both respected academics and experienced financial professionals.
Author: J. Schwarze,L.v. Dobschütz,B. Fleischmann,C. Schneeweiß,H. Steckhan
Category: Business & Economics
View: 9551Die Jahrestagung 1979 der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Operations Research fand vom 19. bis 21. September 1979 in Regensburg statt. Die von annähernd 400 Teilnehmern besuchte Tagung bot in 125 Vorträgen nicht nur einen Oberblick über neueste Forschungsergebnisse auf den meisten methodischen Gebieten des Opera tions Research, sondern auch einen intensiven Einblick in die vielfältigen Anwendungsbereiche. Ebenso wie auf der Jahrestagung 1978 in Berlin wurde auch dieses Mal das Programm in Sektionen aufgeteilt. Diese Einteilung in Sektionen bot besonders gute Möglichkeiten einer vertiefenden Fachdiskussion und eines intensiven Erfahrungs austausches mit angesehenen Fachvertretern und Experten. Den für die wissen schaftliche Betreuung der Sektionen verantwortlichen Sektionsleitern war es insbe sondere zu verdanken, daß die Tagung ein so fundiertes und breites Programm bieten konnte und daß zu den Fachbeiträgen der meisten Sektionen ein einführendes Übersichtsreferat gehalten wurde. Die Proceedings sollen einen Oberblick über das wissenschaftliche Programm der Tagung geben. Wegen des begrenzten Raumes konnten nicht alle Vorträge in die Proceedings aufgenommen werden und bei einigen Vorträgen erfolgte eine Beschränkung auf eine Zusammenfassung des Inhalts. Die meisten Fachbeiträge können dem interessierten Leser jedoch in ausführlicher Fassung zugänglich gemacht werden. Den Referenten, den Sitzungsleitern und den Sektionsleitern ist für ihren Anteil an der Gestaltung des Tagungsprogramms und der Proceedings zu danken. Besonderer Dank gebührt Herrn Prof. Dr. H. Steckhan und seinen Mitarbeitern, die in der Universität und in der Stadt Regensburg einen ausgezeichneten Rahmen für die Tagung geschaffen haben.
The Commission Government Movement in America, 1901–1920
Author: Bradley Robert Rice
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Category: Political Science
View: 9923Although the commission government movement is often treated by historians as an element of the reform surge of the Progressive Era, this is the first full-scale study of the origins, spread, and decline of the commission idea. Commission government originated in Galveston, Texas, where business leaders conceived the plan as a temporary measure to speed recovery from the great hurricane of 1900. Other cities in Texas and across the nation soon followed; by 1920, about 500 municipalities had adopted the plan in which elected representatives serve as heads of city departments and, collectively, as a policy-making body. Beginning with Galveston and Houston and Des Moines, Iowa, Bradley Robert Rice presents detailed case studies of the earliest commission cities and shows how the plan was developed and modified to suit each community’s needs. He goes on to chronicle the adoption of the commission plan by other cities across the country that strove for “businesslike efficiency” as a reaction against corruption and machine politics in urban government. Most commission charters included a wide-ranging package of municipal reforms, such as the short ballot, at-large representation, nonpartisanship, civil service, and direct legislation. Yet Rice shows that the commission plan generally offered little in the way of social reform to accompany its reorganization of municipal government. Applying a model of innovation diffusion, the author analyzes how and why the new form of city government spread across Progressive Era America. He also thoroughly explores the relationship between the commission plan and other Progressive Era reforms and reports on the reasons for its decline from both a social and a practical perspective. Progressive Cities is described by Professor Bruce M. Stave, editor of the Journal of Urban History, as “a sound piece of work which should make a useful and worthwhile contribution to the existing scholarship on urban reform and should appeal to an audience which cuts across disciplines: history, political science, urban studies and urban planning.”
Author: Eric Schopler,Gary B. Mesibov
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
View: 8267As the oldest statewide program serving autistic people in the United States, North Carolina's Division TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication handicapped CHildren) has had a major impact on ser vices for these people and their families. As we move into our second decade, we are frequently questioned about all aspects of our procedures, techniques, and program. Of all the questions that are asked, however, the one that comes up most frequently and seems to set our program apart from others concerns the ways in which we work with families. To help answer this question we identified what we have found to be the major components in our parent-professional relationships, and we elaborate on these with the most current research informa tion, clinical insights, and community knowledge available through the expertise of our distinguished contributors. Our purpose was to collect the most recent information and to organize the resulting volume along the outlines of the par ent-professional relationship found most important in the TEACCH program. Thus, the four main sections of the book include these four major ways profes sionals work with parents: as their advocates, their trainers, their trainees, and their reciprocal emotional support source. To the extent this effort was success ful, we acknowledge that it is easier to organize book chapters along these dimensions than it is to provide their implementation in the field.
Proceedings of the 106th Annual Meeting of The American Ceramic Society, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA 2004
Author: Song Wei Lu,Michael Z. Hu,Yury Gogotsi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Technology & Engineering
View: 4792This volume contains papers on the synthesis and processing of inorgainc nanomaterials and nanocomposites; structure-property correlations at the nanoscale; understanding of fundamental phenomena in nanoscale systems and processes; applications of nanostructured materials; and industrial development of nanomaterials.
Papers and Proceedings of the Meeting on Marginalization Vs Prosperity : how to Improve and Spread the Gains of Globalization (held in Venice, Italy, 28-29 September 2000)
Author: Carlos A. Magariños,Francisco Colman Sercovich
Publisher: United Nations Publications
Category: Development economics
View: 7141Attaining relatively high and sustained rates of productivity growth is an essential prerequisite for the poorer countries to narrow their development gap with the more advanced ones. This publication discusses how prosperity can be improved and how the gains of globalization can be spread. It looks at the issue of marginalization, unbalanced multilateral trading systems, mobilizing technological capabilities, local dimensions of public goods and movement towards an updated development agenda.