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A Companion to International Finance

  • ID: 2213263
  • Book
  • Region: Global
  • 608 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A Companion to International Finance

Edited by:

Professor Raj Aggarwal

Firestone Chair in Finance

Kent State University

This edited collection is intended as the first volume in the Blackwell finance reference series of "Companions." Blackwell's Companions to Contemporary Finance will be reference volumes accessible to serious students, yet contain up to date material from recognized experts in their particular fields. These volumes focus on basic bread and butter issues in finance as well as popular contemporary topics often not covered in textbooks. Coverage avoids the overly technical, is concise, clear, comprehensive, and up to date. Each Companion will feature an introductory essay by the editor, and will have extensive bibliography and index.

The Companion to International Finance should appeal as a reference to serious undergraduate students, graduate students, and academics in the field of finance. It should also have appeal to the enlightened layman as the work of reference in international finance that would be turned to first. For this reason it will contain the most up–to–date data available in summary form; and provide a guide to the sources for the fullest and best data. Each chapter will review research on the topics chosen and assimilate diverse findings into a coherent whole offering a comprehensive, state–of–the–art guide to the field of International Finance. At present, the interested reader has little option but to seek out journal articles and books which often extol the virtues of one approach among many, or explain a single facet of the problem. Each contribution would provide a balanced account of the state of knowledge. An extensive editorial overview will introduce the contributions, and place them into context.


I. International Financial Environment

1. Drivers of Globalization Trade, Risk Diversification, and Technology

2. Global and International Monetary and Fiscal Policies

3. Parity Conditions – Interest Rates, Inflation, and Exchange Rates

4. Privatization and Development of Financial Markets

II. Structure, Governance, and Regional Characteristics of Financial Markets

5. North American and Anglo Financial Markets

6. West European Financial Systems

7. Japanese Financial Markets

8. Emerging Asian and Latin American Markets

9. Islamic Finance and Markets in the Middle East

III. International Markets and Institutions

10. Global and International Equity Markets (and Business Groups)

11. Global and International Money and Fixed Income Markets

12. Global and International Financial Institutions and Regulation

13. Global and International Derivatives and Risk Management

III. Global Portfolio Management

14. Home Bias and Advantages of Cross–Border Investments

15. International Diversification of Equity Portfolios

16. International Diversification of Fixed Income Portfolios

17. Hedging Foreign Currency Risk in International Portfolios

IV. International Financial Management

18. Global and International Capital Structure and Cost of Capital

19. Foreign Direct Investment and Corporate Strategy

20. Global and International Capital Budgeting

21. Global and International Working Capital Management

IV. International Financial Strategy

22. Strategic Management of Currency and Macroeconomic Risks

23. Global and International Mergers and Acquisitions

24. Global and International Portfolio Diversification
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Raj Aggarwal is the Firestone Chair in Corporate Finance in the College of Business Administration at Kent State University. Prior to coming to Kent in 1999, he was Mellen Chair and Professor of Finance at John Carroll University. In 2000 Professor Aggarwal won the Larosiere Award for his work in global finance, sponsored by the Institute of International Finance in conjunction with the 2000 annual meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in Prague. He is Editor of Financial Practice in Education, Associate Editor of Economics and Business, Journal of Multinational Financial Management, Financial Review, Quarterly Review of Economics and Business, Financial Services Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Management International Review, International Business Review, International Executive, International Review of Financial Analysis, Journal of Asia–Pacific Economy, and Journal of Asia–Pacific Business. In addition, Professor Aggarwal has published many research articles and books.
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