Antidumping Laws and the U. S. Economy
Author: Greg Mastel
Timely and accessible, this is the only available comprehensive review of the goals, operation, and history of the U.S. antidumping laws coupled with a strategy for using those laws to promote U.S. trade policy and economic objectives in the post-Uruguay Round World.
Mastel, a former congressional adviser to U.S. trade negotiators, brings a unique expertise to the subject, having been involved in the creation and the analysis of the laws. He brings fact to bear on the sometimes heated debate over the merits of antidumping laws and the impact of the Uruguay Round upon U.S. antidumping laws.
Thoroughly documented, the book features charts and international case studies (including the steel, electronics, ball beatings, cement, and agricultural products industries) the at resent the historical and economic record of U.S. antidumping laws. In addition, the complete text of the Agreement on Implementation of Article VI of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 is conveniently reproduced in the appendix.
A former congressional advisor to US trade negotiators examines the goals, operation, and history of US laws against imports priced at less than their price in the home market or less than their cost of production. The first such law was passed in 1916 and the existing framework adopted in 1921. Mastel looks at several specific industries including electronics and agriculture, and proposes a strategy for using the laws to promote US trade and economic objectives in the regulated global market. Paper edition (unseen), $24.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Financial Markets and Institutions
Author: Jeff Madura
This author-prepared Study Guide for FINANCIAL MARKETS AND INSTITUTIONS will save you time and help you succeed. You can test your knowledge of the material using the simulated test questions for key terms and concepts as well as the numerous matching, multiple-choice, and true/false questions for every chapter.
This text describes financial markets and the institutions that serve those markets. Chapters on financial services explain how a specific unit, for example, the insurance unit, of a financial conglomerate conducts its operations. The text is suitable for both undergraduate and graduate courses in financial markets and institutions. This sixth edition features a new chapter on stock market microstructure, and moves chapters on pension funds and credit unions to an accompanying Web site. The financial impact of September 11 is incorporated. Problems that require the use of templates are included for this edition, to reinforce understanding of relationships between variables. The author is affiliated with Florida Atlantic University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Table of Contents:Part 1. OVERVIEW OF THE FINANCIAL ENVIRONMENT.
1. Role of Financial Markets and Institutions.
2. Determination of Interest Rates.
3. Structure of Interest Rates.
Part 2. THE FED AND MONETARY POLICY.
4. Functions of the Fed.
5. Monetary Theory and Policy.
Part 3. DEBT SECURITY MARKETS.
6. Money Markets.
7. Bond Markets.
8. Bond Valuation and Risk.
9. Mortgage Markets.
Part 4. EQUITY MARKETS.
10. Stock Offerings and Investor Monitoring.
11. Stock Valuation and Risk.
12. Market Microstructure and Strategies.
Part 5. DERIVATIVE SECURITY MARKETS.
13. Financial Futures Markets.
14. Options Markets.
15. Interest Rate Derivative Markets.
16. Foreign Exchange Derivative Markets.
Part 6. COMMERCIAL BANKING.
17. Commercial Bank Options.
18. Bank Regulation.
19. Bank Management.
20. Bank Performance.
Part 7. NONBANK OPERATIONS.
21. Thrift Operations.
22. Consumer Finance Operations.
23. Mutual Fund Operations.
24. Securities Operations.
25. Insurance and Pension Fund Operations.
Appendix A. Comprehensive Project.
Appendix B. Using Excel for Statistical Analysis. Glossary. Index.