International Finance: A Survey

Hardcover | January 7, 2013

EditorH. Kent Baker, Leigh A. Riddick

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Understanding the current state of affairs and tools available in the study of international finance is increasingly important as few areas in finance can be divorced completely from international issues. International Finance reflects the new diversity of interest in international finance bybringing together a set of chapters that summarizes and synthesizes developments to date in the many and varied areas that are now viewed as having international content. The book attempts to differentiate between what is known, what is believed, and what is still being debated about internationalfinance. The survey nature of this book involves tradeoffs that inevitably had to be made in the process given the vast footprint that constitutes international finance. No single book can cover everything. This book, however, tries to maintain a balance between the micro and macro aspects ofinternational finance.Although each chapter is self-contained, the chapters form a logical whole that follows a logical sequence. The book is organized into five broad categories of interest: (1) exchange rates and risk management, (2) international financial markets and institutions, (3) international investing, (4)international financial management, and (5) special topics. The chapters cover market integration, financial crisis, and the links between financial markets and development in some detail as they relate to these areas. In each instance, the contributors to this book discuss developments in the fieldto date and explain the importance of each area to finance as a field of study. Consequently, the strategic focus of the book is both broad and narrow, depending on the reader's needs. The entire book provides a broad picture of the current state of international finance, but a reader with morefocused interests will find individual chapters illuminating on specific topics.

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Understanding the current state of affairs and tools available in the study of international finance is increasingly important as few areas in finance can be divorced completely from international issues. International Finance reflects the new diversity of interest in international finance bybringing together a set of chapters that sum...

H. Kent Baker is Professor of Finance and Kogod Research Professor at Kogod School of Business at American University. Leigh A. Riddick is Associate Professor of Finance in the Department of Finance and Real Estate at Kogod School of Business at American University.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:592 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:January 7, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199754659

ISBN - 13:9780199754656

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1. H. Kent Baker and Leigh A. Riddick: International Finance: An OverviewSection I. Exchange Rate Behavior and Risk Management2. James R. Lothian and Mark P. Taylor: A Primer on Exchange Rate Behavior3. Suk Hun Lee and A. G. Malli: Markets and International Interest Rate Parity4. Ulrich Hommel and Tobias Prokesch: Corporate Risk Management in the Multinational FirmSection II. International Financial Markets and Institutions5. Andew Hughes Hallett, Giovanni Di Bartolomeo, and Nicola Acocella: Central Banks and Economic Policy after the Crisis: What Have We Learned?6. Pierre-Richard Agenor: International Financial Integration: Benefits, Costs, and Policy Challenges7. Kirt C. Butler and William Gerken: Links between International Financial Markets and Volatility8. Stijn Claessens: Challenges in Financial Regulation9. Yigit Atilgan, Taran G. Bali, and K. Ozgur Demirtas: International Equity Markets: Risk and Return10. Manuela Geranio and Issam Hallak: International Corporate Debt Markets11. Marc Auboin: Financing International Trade12. Thomas O'Connor and Kate Phylaktis: Cross-Listing Behavior13. Tony Porter: International Regulatory RegimesSection III. International Investing14. Leigh A. Riddick: Asset Pricing in International Setting15. Piet Sercu and Rosanne Vanpee: The Home Bias Puzzle in Equity Portfolios16. Jenny Berrill and Colm Kearney: Investing in Emerging and Developing Markets17. Simon J. Broome and Thomas J. Flavin: International Investment Patterns18. Robert Johnson and Luc Soenen: Integrated Versus Segmented Capital Markets: Implications for Financial Decision MakingSection IV. International Financial Management19. Kirt C. Butler and Swinyai Utete: Multinational Capital Budgeting: Valuing Cross-Border Investments20. Pengcheng Zhu: Multinational Restructuring21. Raj Aggarwal: Corporate Management of Foreign Currency Risk: Conceptual Framework, Policies, and Strategies22. Franck Bancel, Usha R. Mittoo, and Zhou Zhang: Multinational Cost of Capital and Capital Structure23. Stephen P. Ferris and Sanjiv Sabherwal: Dividend Policy across Countries24. Stephen P. Ferris and Karen Schnatterly: International Governance and ConvergenceSection V. Special Topics25. Benoit Mario Papillon: Business Bankruptcies across Countries and the Law26. James Moore: Alternative Financing Methods27. Woojin Kim: Differences in Ownership Structures across Countries28. Raj Aggarwal: Understanding Financial Market Failures