Description : A motivation for central bank independence (CBI) is that policy delegation helps politicians manage diverse coalitions. This paper develops a model of coalition formation that predicts when delegation will occur. An analysis of policy preferences survey data and CBI indicators supports the predictions. Case studies, drawn from several countries' recent past and the nineteenth-century United States, provide further support. Finally, the model explains why the expected negative relationship between CBI and inflation is not empirically robust: endogenous selection biases the estimated effect towards zero. The data confirm this.
Description : ‘Dollar Chatroom’ is a book of extracts from live, verbatim, internet conversations between Stock Market Traders. Selected to be easily read and entertaining, both on and off topic plus after hours. Including 49 posted illustrations and charts, from the wise and perceptive to the downright bizarre.. . Find out what it is like to sit in front of a computer screen for anywhere between 10 minutes a week and 16 hours a day to earn your living in the company of 1000 other like minded individuals.. . And who your buddies are.. . Choose your weapons.. . Stocks, Indices, Forex, Oil, Metals, Futures, Options, Swaps, ETF’s, CFD’s, FOMC.. . what else ya got..? Includes the 2008 Worldwide Stock Market Crash – The Beginning of the End..? Includes the 2008 USA Presidential Election. Oh, and by the way, don’t forget to take your sunglasses in the plane, right..? There’s always blue sky and sunshine above the clouds.. . And another thing, if you read a funnier book this year, let me know, will you.. ?
Description : Jarvis's Laboratory Manual for Physical Examination & Health Assessment ANZ 2e is a practical step-by-step laboratory manual designed to develop competence in history taking and physical examination skills. Each chapter guides students through a glossary, study guide, review questions and varied exercises, as well as exploring practical skills and health assessment documentation, including Regional Write-Up Worksheets. Fill-in-the-blank, matching, true/false, and multiple-choice questions to test your understanding of the material Spelling, terminology, measurements, cultural and social considerations, clinical procedures and best practice guidelines updated to reflect the most recent Australian and New Zealand standards Part of a revised comprehensive and revised learning package, including Jarvis's Physical Examination & Health Assessment ANZ 2e and Jarvis's Pocket Companion for Physical Examination & Health Assessment ANZ 2e Includes Study Guide Answer Key on evolve Risk and safety: screening for substance abuse chapter Revised contents fully aligned to Jarvis's Physical Examination & Health Assessment ANZ 2e to reflect the increased focus on the relevance of the health assessment areas to the functional status of the person
Description : Most financial institutions in the European Union (EU) are still based in one country, but a number of large financial institutions (LCFI) have systemic cross-border exposures. The paper explains how, despite much progress, nationally-segmented supervisory frameworks and national accountability for financial stability hinder optimization across borders of banks' operations and efficient and effective LCFI supervision. A full-fledged EU-level prudential regime that operates along-side national regimes--a European Banking Charter (EBC)--could harness market forces to establish a level playing field for financial sector competition, while plugging some significant gaps in Europe's financial stability framework without concentrating excessive powers.
Description : The second book in The Smoke Thieves series from Sally Green - perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Game of Thrones. After narrowly escaping the fall of Rossarb, Princess Catherine leads a rag-tag group of survivors into the barren wasteland of the Northern Plateau. With the Brigantine army snapping at their heels, Edyon and March become separated from the group, while demon hunter Tash leads Catherine and Ambrose to an unlikely refuge - the hidden tunnels of the demon world itself. They soon find that the tunnels hold their own dangers and, while Tash travels deeper, hoping to learn more about their mysterious inhabitants, Catherine and Ambrose must return to the surface to resume the war. But the world above is in turmoil. King Aloysius's army has captured the Pitorian prince, Tzsayn, and is poised to overrun the whole country. To have any hope of challenging her father's tyranny, Catherine needs to form her own army, but when danger lurks at every turn, how can she tell an ally from an enemy? What Tash discovers in the demon tunnels could change everything, but if the message doesn't reach Catherine in time, the war might already be lost . . .
Description : [Siren Everlasting Classic: Erotic Consensual BDSM Cowboy Romance, spanking, whipping, sex toys, HEA] Come back in time to Bliss’s first happily ever after...CIA operative John Bishop arrived in Bliss, Colorado, seeking a respite from the high-stakes game of blood and lies that sent him to the worst corners of the world. A week playing the role of vacationing professor Henry Flanders would recharge his batteries, especially if he found a submissive plaything to occupy his time. Nell Finn has spent her life focused on helping others, but when she meets the tall and mysterious Henry Flanders, she can’t stop imagining what he might do for her. When Nell and her mother are threatened, Henry comes to her, offering his protection and comfort. But as the threats escalate out of control, Henry discovers that the beautiful and innocent Nell is much more than a plaything. Can he save the woman he loves without exposing the secrets that would drive her away? ** A Siren Erotic Romance
Description : GET THE RESULTS YOU WANT IN MARKETING. FAST. Marketing is all about relationships - relationships with your customers, with your brand, with the media and with your colleagues. Of all these relationships your relationship with your customers is still king. True marketing successes go beyond your product and create customer relationships with the company itself. The key to acheiving this is to align your people, your processes and your company promises. Fast Track to Success: Marketing will teach you the key skills you need to excel in marketing and accelerate your career development. It includes: Marketing in a nutshell - a series of FAQs to give you a concise overview of the subject The top 10 tools and techniques you can use to help you develop your approach to marketing Advice on leading your team – how to decide your leadership style and build your team Simple checklists to help you identify the strengths and weaknesses of your capabilities and those of your team Tips on how to progress your career, whether it’s your first 10 weeks in the job or whether you’re looking to get right to the top Don’t get left behind, set out on the Fast Track today. For more resources, log on to the series website at www.Fast-Track-Me.com. EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO ACCELERATE YOUR CAREER
Description : Bittersweet, funny, and achingly honest, Five Summers is a story of friendship, love, and growing up that is perfect for fans of Ann Brashares' The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and Judy Blume's Summer Sisters. Four best friends, five summers of camp memories Emma, Skylar, Jo, and Maddie have all come back to camp for a weekend of tipsy canoe trips to the island, midnight skinny dipping in the lake, and an epic game of capture the flag—boys versus girls. But the weekend isn't quite as sunwashed as they'd imagined as the memories come flooding back. . . . The summer we were nine: Emma was branded “Skylar’s friend Emma” by the infamous Adam Loring . . . The summer we were ten: Maddie realized she was too far into her lies to think about telling the truth . . . The summer we were eleven: Johanna totally freaked out during her first game of Spin the Bottle . . . The summer we were twelve: Skylar’s love letters from her boyfriend back home were exciting to all of us—except Skylar . . . Our last summer together: Emma and Adam almost kissed. Jo found out Maddie’s secret. Skylar did something unthinkable . . . and whether we knew it then or not, five summers of friendship began to fall apart. A young adult book with a friendship story that will last long after the last s'more is gone.
Description : Take a chance. Staff Sergeant Alexei Dvorkin doesn't trust easily, and he most certainly doesn't trust spies. He'll work with them if ordered to, but that doesn't mean he has to like it. Except Agent Sean Delaney is proving to be the exception to the rule. There's something about Sean that gets under Alexei's skin and won't let go. Alexei would be lying if he said he wasn't interested in what lay beneath the agent's mask. When they're assigned together for a mission, Alexei vows to keep Sean safe all while trying to coax the hot agent into his bed. Hold onto hope. Agent Sean Delaney has spent his entire adult life living a lie for his country. When the MDF tasks him with finding evidence of criminal wrong-doing against the owner of a private military company, Sean knows exactly how to play the game to get what he wants. He just doesn't know how to handle Alexei's advances, nor his own attraction to the younger soldier. Being a spy is lonely work, and Sean knows he should keep his distance, but saying no to Alexei is impossible from the moment they first kiss. In a world of lies, the truth can be deadly. When the mission takes a turn for the worse, the only thing left to do is run. In the wake of betrayal, and in the path of danger, can their fragile trust survive the battle?