Gross domestic product. Health insurance. Soaring energy prices. Major economic issues dominate today's news, but how do these issues impact the average citizen? This primer in 21st-century economics for the non-economist surveys today's most urgent economic issues that affect both global events and our everyday lives. You'll learn what economics has to say about making the decisions - big or small - that affect our daily lives: What factors come into play when you're deciding whether to buy this car or that one, or even commute by bus? Mow the lawn or take a nap? Grill a burger with a bubbling slice of cheese or eat a simple salad? And you'll see how this same kind of analysis applies to the major issues of public policy, where the needs and wants of a nation and its people - whether financial security, safety from terrorism, or even an available kidney for someone desperately waiting on a transplant list - involve tradeoffs, which are sometimes obvious and sometimes not. Whether dealing with the traditional sorts of topics most of us are used to seeing in an economics course - Social Security, inflation, unemployment, immigration, taxation, and the like - or issues perhaps surprising, such as gambling, major sports franchises, and even overeating, these 36 lectures offer a steady flow of insights about public policy and the American economy. By showing the full range of economic factors at work, this course can help you become an even more insightful judge of policy recommendations and of the leaders and policy makers who advocate them. And you may well learn to supplement your own analyses as you make the real-life economic choices each of us faces every day, becoming an even wiser consumer and manager of your own economic future. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Whaples. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000206/bk_tcco_000206_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Economies are deeply complex systems. The marketplace involves many economic actors behaving in rational and irrational ways, sustaining a dizzying array of interconnected activity. Because of the number of participants involved, the unpredictability of their actions, and the sheer variety of possible actions, some degree of economic uncertainty is inevitable. In one of the most dramatic displays of economic uncertainty in our times, a wave of toxic loans almost brought down the American financial system in 2008-2009, and with it jobs and savings. Few experts forecast this catastrophe, which stands as a lesson in the power of economic forces to defy our predictions. This event may have been exceptional, but every day we are all at the mercy of economic uncertainty in matters such as the stock market, insurance, and career and retirement planning. Uncertainty also plagues us in smaller ways. For example, everyone is familiar with rising prices, but the Internet now makes it possible for online shoppers to be charged more based on their buying history, adding a new level of unpredictability to pricing. And anytime you hire someone for a service - from roofing to dentistry - you face the principal-agent problem, in which the person hired may take unethical advantage of your lack of expertise. Indeed, these large and small risks are so pervasive that it is all too easy to conclude that nothing can be done. But economic uncertainty is like the weather: You can't stop storms from happening, but understanding how and why they happen allows you to be prepared. In the same way, economic uncertainty is beyond our control, but we're in a much better position to respond if we know what's happening and why. In 24 practical and empowering half-hour lectures, The Economics of Uncertainty takes the mystery and dread out of uncertainty, giving you the tools to deal with risk in every phase of your life. PLEASE NOTE: When you purch 1. Language: English. Narrator: Connel Fullenkamp. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000409/bk_tcco_000409_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Money management can be intimidating. Fortunately, most of us only need to know a few basic principles to get our financial houses in order. Learn these principles in this comprehensive overview of what everyday people need to know to make good financial decisions. Using a scientific, evidence-based approach, Professor Finke shows how humans are hard-wired to make emotional decisions that often run counter to the best course of action when it comes to finances - and gives tips for how to avoid these common mistakes. The goal of money management is to maximize our happiness at every stage of our lives. Whether you are a novice investor or a seasoned pro, starting your first job or contemplating retirement, these 24 straightforward lectures are an excellent primer for making successful financial decisions at every stage of your life. Professor Finke takes you on a tour of some of the most widely available financial products and tools, from mutual funds to life insurance to college savings accounts, and he offers evidence-based guidance for building a financial strategy. After reviewing the psychology of decision-making - and how our instincts often steer us wrong when it comes to loss aversion, risk tolerance, and information overload - Professor Finke explains the "life cycle theory" of financial planning. This eye-opening theory offers a framework for making financial decisions based on the different stages of your life, and it will give you an entirely new perspective on money management. The goal is simple: to get the most out of your money across time. While everyone's life is different, the information and sound advice in this course will empower you to create your own financial plan to reach your goals. From setting financial goals and managing debt responsibly to investing in home ownership and preparing for retirement, Professor Finke provides a worry-free approach to handling all aspects of your financial life. PLEASE 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Finke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000396/bk_tcco_000396_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This monograph is based on lectures I gave in a graduate course at the FMI, Univ. of Plovdiv. One of the most significant goals of any insurance risk activity is to achieve a satisfactory model for the probability distribution of the total claim amount. When preparing the strategy "Risk in Persp.", the actuary fix: the prob. distr. (based on accumulated statistics for the study insured event), number of damaged objects, probability of losses for this number of objects and total losses, depending on the number of damaged objects. In this strategy is essential that the analysis of cdf of accumulation with increasing number of damaged objects and the amount of compensation likely to happen (strategy "Ins. Persp."). The study of this sigmoid function, which is an approximation of the cut function associated to the cdf gives information for the actuary with respect to the minimum sample of the general aggregation of the damaged objects, whose losses must be covered, and thus the percentage of the insured event that are occurred (strategy "Ins. Resp.", according to the law of diminishing marginal returns), and at a later stage for the formation of a support plan for the formation policy.
Daryoush Daniel Vaziri illustrates that the use of mixed methods designs may support the induction of more subtle and complete theories about older adults&#8217; use of technologies for the support of active and healthy aging. The results show that older adults&#8217; social contexts and environments considerably affect their perspectives, practices and attitudes with respect to health, quality of life, well-being and technology use for active and healthy aging support. Results were collected with older adults aged 60+ as well as relevant secondary stakeholders like caregivers, policy makers or health insurance companies. Content &#8226; Engaging Stakeholders in the Design of Active and Healthy Aging Technologies &#8226; Analysis of Effects and Usage Indicators for an ICT-based Fall Prevention System in Community Dwelling Older Adults &#8226; Negotiating Contradictions: Engaging Disparate Stakeholder Demands in Designing for Active and Healthy Aging Target Groups &#8226; Lecturers and students of Health Management and IT &#8226; Health Manager and Software Developer The Author Daryoush Daniel Vaziri is a postdoc researcher who delivers a range of lectures with a focus on data and innovation management. His research concentrates on health technology design and user research.
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The International Conference 'Algebraic Geometry and Analytic Geometry, Tokyo 1990' was held at Tokyo Metropolitan University and the Tokyo Training Center of Daihyaku Mutual Life Insurance Co., from August 13 through August 17, 1990, under the co-sponsorship of the Mathematical Society of Japan. It was one of the satellite conferences of ICM90, Kyoto, and approximately 300 participants, including more than 100 from overseas, attended the conference. The academic program was divided into two parts, the morning sessions and the afternoon sessions. The morning sessions were held at Tokyo Metropolitan University, and two one-hour plenary lectures were delivered every day. The afternoon sessions at the Tokyo Training Center, intended for a more specialized audience, consisted of four separate subsessions: Arithemetic Geometry, Algebraic Geometry, Analytic Geometry I and Analytic Geometry II. This book contains papers which grew out of the talks at the conference. The committee in charge of the organization and program consisted of A. Fujiki, K. Kato, T. Katsura, Y. Kawamata, Y. Miyaoka, S. Mori, K. Saito, N. Sasakura, T. Suwa and K. Watanabe. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the many mathematicians and students who cooperated to make the conference possible, especially Professors T. Fukui, S. Ishii, Y. Kitaoka, M. Miyanishi, Y. Namikawa, T. Oda, F. Sakai and T. Shioda for their valuable advice and assistance in organizing this conference. Financial support was mainly provided by personal contributions from Professors M.