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Read, Colin

The Fear Factor

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Table of contents

1. Introduction
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Part I. The Nature of Risk

2. The Biology and Psychology of Fear
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3. An Economic Definition of Fear and Risk
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Part II. The Supply and Demand of Loanable Funds

4. The Demand Side
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5. The Supply Side
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6. Balance of Capital
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Part III. Measurement of Risk

7. The Risk Premium — How Risk Affects Expected Returns
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8. The Fear Premium
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9. The Demographics of Risk and Fear
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10. The Microeconomics of Risk Aversion
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Part IV. The Problems with Risk

11. Moral Hazard
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12. Privatized Gains and Socialized Losses
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13. Adverse Selection and Imperfect Information
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14. Risk, Uncertainty, Fear, and Gambling
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Part V. Risk and the Market

15. Market Volatility and Returns
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16. Fear, Panic, and Market Returns
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17. The Fear Factor
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Part VI. A History of Panics

18. A Brief History of the Fear-Gripped Market
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19. The Roaring Twenties and the Great Crash
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20. The Depression-Gripped Economy
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21. Along Comes Keynes
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Part VII. Coordination Failures

22. The Market for Lemmings, or A Tale of Two Cultures
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23. The Role of Machines and Programmed Trading
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24. The Ratings Agencies — More Perfect Information?
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Part VIII. Social Responsibility as an Antidote to Fear

25. Where Were the Regulators
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26. Ethics and Social Responsibility
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27. Wall Street, Main Street, and the Social Contract
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Part IX. Institutions That Ameliorate or Amplify Fear

28. The Media as an Antidote to Fear
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29. Politics That Fan the Flames of Fear
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30. Is There More to Fear than Fear Itself?
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Part X. Solutions to an Economic Quagmire

31. Economic Leadership as an Antidote to Fear
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32. A Dozen Prescriptions to Take Back the Markets
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33. Conclusions
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Keywords: Finance, Risk Management, Business Finance, Investments and Securities, International Economics, Macroeconomics/Monetary Economics//Financial Economics, Accounting/Auditing

Author(s)
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2009
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
260 pages
Category
Economy
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9780230250864
Printed ISBN
978-1-349-31007-4

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