Tag Archive for: economics

The Possessive Investment in Whiteness

In this unflinching look at white supremacy, George Lipsitz argues that racism is a matter of interests as well as attitudes, a problem of property as well as pigment. Above and beyond personal feelings and acts of individual prejudice, whiteness is a structured advantage that produced unfair gains and unearned rewards for whites while imposing […]

Business Statistics for Competitive Advantage with Excel 2013

Exceptional managers know that they can create competitive advantages by basing decisions on performance response under alternative scenarios. To create these advantages, managers need to understand how to use statistics to provide information on performance response under alternative scenarios. This updated edition of the popular text helps business students develop competitive advantages for use in […]

Complex-Valued Modeling in Economics and Finance

Complex-Valued Modeling in Economics and Finance outlines the theory, methodology, and techniques behind modeling economic processes using complex variables theory. The theory of complex variables functions is widely used in many scientific fields, since work with complex variables can appropriately describe different complex real-life processes. Many economic indicators and factors reflecting the properties of the […]

Computational Methods for Quantitative Finance

The subject of mathematical finance has undergone rapid development in recent years, with mathematical descriptions of financial markets evolving both in volume and technical sophistication. Pivotal in this development have been quantitative models and computational methods for calibrating mathematical models to market data, and for obtaining option prices of concrete products from the calibrated models. […]

Financial Derivatives

If you want to understand derivatives without getting bogged down by the mathematics surrounding their pricing and valuation, Financial Derivatives is the book for you. Through in-depth insights gleaned from years of financial experience, Robert Kolb and James Overdahl clearly explain what derivatives are and how you can prudently use them within the context of […]

Currencies, Commodities and Consumption

Currency values, prices, consumption and incomes are at the heart of the economic performance of all countries. In order to make a meaningful comparison between one economy and another, economists routinely make use of purchasing power parity (PPP) exchange rates, but while PPP rates are widely used and well understood, they take a lot of […]

Derivative Securities and Difference Methods

This book studies pricing financial derivatives with a partial differential equation approach. The treatment is mathematically rigorous and covers a variety of topics in finance including forward and futures contracts, the Black-Scholes model, European and American type options, free boundary problems, lookback options, interest rate models, interest rate derivatives, swaps, caps, floors, and collars. Each […]


The auditing environment continues to change in dramatic ways, and university graduates entering the profession must be prepared for a high standard of responsibility. Here are only three examples of these changes: The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) have issued clarifications that harmonize auditing […]

Quality Management in Construction Projects

The first edition published in 2010. The response was encouraging and many people appreciated a book that was dedicated to quality management in construction projects. Since it published, ISO 9000: 2008 has been revised and ISO 9000: 2015 has published. The new edition will focus on risk-based thinking which must be considered from the beginning […]