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Description - Managing Financial Risks by Gordon L. Clark

This book brings together a group of leading scholars from a range of disciplines to formulate a more holistic understanding of financial risk by rooting it in different environments, spatial scales, and disciplines. The result is an all-encompassing exposition of current and future financial risk management practices, possibilities, and problems.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199557431
ISBN-10: 0199557438
Format: Hardback
(241mm x 162mm x 23mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 2-Jul-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Gordon L. Clark

Gordon L. Clark is the Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography, holds a Professorial Fellowship at St Peter's College, and is currently a Senior Research Associate of the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School. His current research is on pension fund governance focusing upon the competence and consistency of decision-makers and the design of rules and regulations to enhance the investment performance of these crucial institutions (supported by the National Association of Pension Funds and Watson Wyatt). Related work centres on individual financial decision-making in defined contribution plans emphasizing the intersection between cognition and context (supported, in part, by the ESRC, Mercers, and Watson Wyatt). Recent books include The Geography of Finance (OUP, 2007) (with Dariusz Wojcik), Pension Fund Capitalism (OUP, 2000), and the co-edited Pension Security in the 21st Century (OUP, 2003) and The Oxford Handbook of Pensions and Retirement Income (OUP, 2006). Adam D. Dixon is a PhD candidate in economic geography at the OUCE, University of Oxford. His doctoral research focuses on developing conceptualizations of European and global financial geography in the context of globalization and institutional diversity. He holds a graduate degree from the Institute d'Etudes Politiques de Paris and undergraduate degree from The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs. He has published in New Political Economy, Soziale Welt, and has a forthcoming article in the Journal of Economic Geography. He is also the International Economy Editor for Oxford Analytica. Ashby H. B. Monk is a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford and a Research Fellow at Boston College's Center for Retirement Research. He received his PhD in Economic Geography at Oxford and holds an MA in International Economics from the Universite de Paris I - Pantheon Sorbonne and a BA in Economics from Princeton University. His current research is on the design and governance of financial institutions, with particular focus on pensions and sovereign wealth funds (supported by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, the Leverhulme Trust, and the Lupina Foundation). He has published numerous academic papers related to the above, and is the co-author of a forthcoming book entitled Sovereign Wealth Funds: Power, Governance, and Legitimacy (Princeton University Press).

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