Charting the movements, developments and ideas that transformed the way women dress, this book gives a unique perspective on the history of twentieth-century fashion. From the invention of the bias cut and the stiletto heel to the designers who changed the way we think about clothes, the book is entertaining, intelligent and a visual feast.
A First Course in Quantitative Finance is suitable for economics, finance, econometrics and mathematics students with an interest in quantitative finance. Covering all topics from the architecture of financial markets to derivatives, it uses stereoscopic images to allow 3D visualisation of complex subjects without the need for additional tools.
This book retraces the history of macroeconomics from Keynes's General Theory to the present, especially the contrast between a Keynesian era and a Lucasian - or dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) - era. It also examines a few selected works aimed at presenting alternatives to Lucasian macroeconomics.
A Practitioner's Guide to Stochastic Frontier Analysis Using Stata provides practitioners with a step-by-step guide on how to conduct efficiency analysis using the stochastic frontier approach. Immensely helpful to the applied researcher, it bridges the chasm between theory and practice, expanding the range of applications in which production frontier analysis may be implemented.
As the successful managing and running of a guest house has its own set of challenges, the intention of this book is to provide a practical guide to assist both guest house owners and managers in managing their establishments effectively. In order to provide a comprehensive view of guest house management the book is divided into seven themes.
Dramatically escalating prices of raw materials, driven by rapid industrialisation in China and other countries of the global South as well as by looming world shortages, had for the few years preceding the financial meltdown and global recession of 2009 promoted a new scramble for Africa's natural resources.
This title analyses the work of numerous historians on inequality and exploitation in South Africa around a single theme: the systematic and progressive economic exploitation of indigenous people by settler groups.