The federal individual income tax is certain. The December 2018 issue addresses basic facts about the federal individual income tax and the new changes in taxation laws in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
This course will provide an intensive introduction to the field of information technology and global development, in its historical, policy, and design dimensions. Part One offers a comprehensive overview of key historical and contemporary debates, problems, and issues in international development. Part Two explores crucial information policy issues in developing country contexts, ranging from technology transfer, research and innovation systems, and intellectual property to telecommunications, wireless, and other critical infrastructure development. Part Three explores the growing ICT4D project literature, with special reference to programs and applications in the health, education, finance, governance, agriculture, and rural development sectors. Through readings, discussions, and course assignments, students will gain critical research and professional skills in the analysis and design of information policies, programs, and projects in a range of developing country settings. Through geographically focused project and discussion groups, students will also develop specific regional or country-level knowledge and experience.
When tragedy strikes, how do people avoid bearing all of the costs of their loss? Learn more in the February 2017 issue of Page One Economics: Focus on Finance.
International finance covers some of the most complex but also important topics in economics. How are exchange rates determined? When if ever are ongoing trade deficits harmful? Are fixed or floating exchange rates better? What are the roots of the euro crisis and what resolution can we expect? Does China manipulate its exchange rate and if so how does that matter? We cover all of these topics and more, with an eye toward what a person really might want to know. There is no use of mathematics in this course beyond the very basic.
International Finance Theory and Policy is built on Steve Suranovic's belief that to understand the international economy, students need to learn how economic models are applied to real world problems. It is true what they say, that ”economists do it with models.“ That's because economic models provide insights about the world that are simply not obtainable solely by discussion of the issues.
Introduction to Energy and Earth Sciences is an introduction to microeconomic fundamentals with a focus on the applications of economics to energy and environmental markets. We will introduce the economic method of analysis to the environmental and resource questions facing society. We will learn about the market forces, supply and demand and how they are formed from two concepts of law of Diminishing Returns and Diminishing Marginal Utility. We extend our knowledge by exploring factors such as market dynamics and market equilibrium, government intervention and market power. At the end we will apply these concepts to real life examples and address Climate Change and Carbon Policy, Resource Scarcity and Energy Security, and Changes in the Electricity Business.
This Open Textbook is a dynamic guide incorporating the essential skills needed to build a foundation in Financial Analysis. Students and readers will learn how to insightfully read a Financial Statement, utilize key financial ratios in order to derive forward-looking investment-related inferences from the accounting data, engage in elementary forecasting and modeling, master the theory of the Time Value of Money, and learn to price stocks and bonds in an environment in which interest rates constantly change. Ample problems and solutions, and review questions are provided to the student so that s/he can gauge his/her progress. This text will be continually updated in order to provide novel information and enhance students’ experiences.
This lecture discusses why the disclosure of financial information through financial statements is critical to investors. The function of the balance sheet, income statement, cash flows and statement of stockholder‰Ûªs equity will be discussed. It discusses financial statement analyses through ratios and financial reporting in finance.
Investing is not as difficult as you think; we will show you how. (Speculating and trading are very, very difficult; we can't help you with those. Sorry.) After you have taken this course, you will have a strong foundation of the most important financial investments. We cover stocks, bonds, mutual funds, short-term investments (a.k.a. "cash"), hybrid instruments, and a few others. We want to emphasize that this is an introduction class. You do not need any prior investment experience. We start from the very beginning with the question, "What is an Investment?" Come join us! (http://www.wonderprofessor.com/123)
Strong is usually preferred over "weak." But for the value of a country's currency, it's not that simple. "Strong" isn't always better, and "weak" isn't always worse. Learn more about foreign exchange rates in the March 2015 newsletter—"Is a Strong Dollar Better than a Weak Dollar?"
This open access book addresses four standard business school subjects: microeconomics, macroeconomics, finance and information systems as they relate to trading, liquidity, and market structure. It provides a detailed examination of the impact of trading costs and other impediments of trading that the authors call “frictions”. It also presents an interactive simulation model of equity market trading, TraderEx, that enables students to implement trading decisions in different market scenarios and structures. Addressing these topics shines a bright light on how a real-world financial market operates, and the simulation provides students with an experiential learning opportunity that is informative and fun.
Each of the chapters is designed so that it can be used as a stand-alone module in an existing economics, finance, or information science course. Instructor resources such as discussion questions, Powerpoint slides and TraderEx exercises are available online.
Do you enjoy the competitive challenge of starting up a new business or expanding into new areas? Are you involved in economic and community development? Are you considering the best place to work and live? Do you like to gain an advantage? Location Intelligence for Business extends the application of geospatial intelligence analytical methods to the business world for competitive advantage. You will have an opportunity to understand and apply location technologies, geospatial analysis, and business geography (demographics and psychographics) to support competitive business decision-making. You will uncover and explore the key geospatial principles involved in site selection, market analysis, risk and crisis management, logistics, and transportation by solving those problems with available geospatial tools and data.
El riesgo ha sido difícil de controlar desde los inicios de la humanidad, más con los avances científicos, aunque con susceptibilidad a errores, se ha logrado controlar el riesgo, sin embargo, cuando se trata de la gestión de riesgos siempre es importante considerar que los riesgos no se eliminan, ya que estos puede trasladarse, minimizarse o en el peor de los casos aceptarse
A short activity in which students pair up, fill in blanks with nouns, numbers, etc., creating their own practice problems to calculate returns.
Management Information Systems (MIS) is a formal discipline within business education that bridges the gap between computer science and the well-known business disciplines of finance, marketing, and management.
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Lecture notes introducing how market expectations are formed and how this applies to financial risk management
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The financial crisis of 2007-8 has already revolutionized institutions, markets, and regulation. Wright's Money and Banking V 2.0 captures those revolutionary changes and packages them in a way that engages undergraduates enrolled in Money and Banking and Financial Institutions and Markets courses.
Minimal mathematics, accessible language, and a student-oriented tone ease readers into complex subjects like money, interest rates, banking, asymmetric information, financial crises and regulation, monetary policy, monetary theory, and other standard topics. Numerous short cases, called "Stop and Think" boxes, promote internalization over memorization. Exercise drills ensure basic skills competency where appropriate. Short, snappy sections that begin with a framing question enhance readability and encourage assignment completion.
The 2.0 version of this text boasts substantive revisions (additions, deletions, rearrangements) of almost every chapter based on the suggestions of many Money and Banking instructors.
El presente manual de NIIF proporciona una visión completa y detallada de los principales aspectos que deben requerir en la aplicación de las normas internacionales de información financiera. En primer lugar, se aborda el marco conceptual de las NIIF y su importancia en la elaboración de estados financieros de alta calidad y comprensibilidad. A continuación, se profundizará en la contabilización de inventarios, propiedad, planta y equipo, y el deterioro de activos, presentando los principales criterios para la medición, reconocimiento y presentación de dichas partidas. Por último, se explica de manera clara y precisa el proceso de conversión de monedas en los estados financieros, detallando los métodos y tasas de cambio a utilizar en la contabilización de transacciones y saldos en moneda extranjera.
Capitalism is in crisis.And with the 2022 war in Ukraine, the impending global food crisis, and the already burgeoning inflation / cost-of-living crisis (...to say nothing of the environmental crises confronting us...), it's about to get a lot worse.With the main alternative to capitalism (the planned economy) discredited by history, the question facing us now is: what can we do about capitalism? This opinion piece provides nine structured ideas for rescuing capitalism from itself. The ideas are arranged in three groups of three relating to: (i) Economics and the environment, (ii) the corporate world, and (iii) the financial world.
This course will introduce the students to the concept and application of technical analysis, the various technical indicators, and investment decisions using technical tools. It emphasises the different techniques and strategies used in technical analysis software, employing both basic and advanced technical indicators in analysing the investment decision of a single asset. A basic understanding of technical analysis includes understanding charts, patterns, and trends, as well as the formation of price movements. Next, this course covers the construction of technical indicators. It would include several common technical indicators most technical analysts employ and some advanced patterns in the Japanese Candlestick chart. To enhance the students? Understanding a dedicated trading simulation lab equipped with trading software (BursaStation Professional), Metastock, or other relevant trading software.
L'objectif de ce module est de présenter les bases du calcul financier, en se focalisant sur le concept central de taux d'intérêt. Les techniques d'intérêt simple et d'intérêt composé sont décrites et appliquées au calcul de la valeur acquise à une date future d’un flux financier payé aujourd’hui (technique de capitalisation). Le principe de l’actualisation visant à déterminer aujourd’hui la valeur actuelle d’un flux futur est ensuite étudié. La prise en compte d’une série de flux financiers échéants à diverses dates conduit à la notion d’annuité dont on calcule les valeurs actuelles et acquises.
Ce module introductif à la mathématique financière sera suivi d’autres modules consacrés à des problématiques pratiques de la finance (amortissement d’un emprunt hypothécaire, calcul du rendement d’un projet d’investissement, …).
The February 2018 issue of Page One Economics: Focus on Finance focuses on an important milestone in transitioning to adulthood—getting your own place. The article discusses important topics related to renting, including careful preparation and effective planning, a realistic budget, weighing options against important criteria to make the best choice, and understanding a lease.
This Open Educational Resources site will complement textbooks and lectures with obvious information gaps. An extension of regular learning content. For example, you can accompany the text with multimedia materials such as videos. By presenting information in multiple formats, students can more easily learn the material being taught.
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Where can borrowers get loans when banks and credit unions aren't an option? Maybe a low credit score, lack of collateral, or small loan amount don't fit with large lending sources. The November 2015 issue of Page One Economics: Focus on Finance describes a growing trend—peer-to-peer lending—as an alternative for borrowers and potential investment opportunity for lenders.
Personal Finance by Rachel Siegel and Carol Yacht is a comprehensive Personal Finance text which includes a wide range of pedagogical aids to keep students engaged and instructors on track.
This book is arranged by learning objectives. The headings, summaries, reviews, and problems all link together via the learning objectives. This helps instructors to teach what they want, and to assign the problems that correspond to the learning objectives covered in class.
Personal Finance includes personal finance planning problems with links to solutions, and personal application exercises, with links to their associated worksheet(s) or spreadsheet(s). In addition, the text boasts a large number of links to videos, podcasts, experts' tips or blogs, and magazine articles to illustrate the practical applications for concepts covered in the text.
This text provides an overview of personal finance, containing topics on financial planning, buying a home, risk management, budgeting, investing, and career opportunities. This text is being used for an upper-division Consumer Economics course at the University level.
This course provides the framework of financial planning by focusing on managing and organizing personal financial resources. It incorporates insurance planning which stresses the importance of protecting financial resources, investment planning for growth of resources, and long-term planning for old age survival.
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Designed to meet the scope and sequence of your course, Principles of Finance provides a strong foundation in financial applications using an innovative use-case approach to explore their role in business decision-making. An array of financial calculator and downloadable Microsoft Excel data exercises also engage students in experiential learning throughout. With flexible integration of technical instruction and data, this title prepares students for current practice and continual evolution.
In this course, you will be exposed to a number of different sub-fields within finance. You will learn how to determine which projects have the best potential payoff, to manage investments, and even to value stocks. In the end, you will discover that all finance boils down to one concept: return. In essence, finance asks: ŇIf I give you money today, how much money will I get back in the future?Ó Though the answer to this question will vary widely from case to case, by the time you finish this course, you will know how to find the answer.
Are you involved in the development and execution of technical projects and eager to know what it takes to fund a project successfully? Would you like to be more in touch with the latest developments in project finance and able to use these to your advantage? If so, you’re in the right place!
This course will provide you with the fundamental knowledge and necessary tools to create the optimum financing structure for your project and enhance its potential to attract funding.
The approach taken is both theoretically sound and practically relevant. This is achieved by using case studies to illustrate the topics, as well as assignments that give learners first-hand experience in what it takes to put together a financeable project.
At the end of the course, you’ll understand what is required to achieve successful project financing.
Those who work on infrastructure and industrial projects, especially, will need to have a good understanding of how project financing works and how project investors and lenders think and assess the risks of a project.
Projects are increasingly set up through cooperation between different groups of stakeholders such as Public Private Partnerships (PPPs). Project contracts are evolving to facilitate and structure such co-operations, which has in turn led to a range of novel contracts and methods of financing.
Welcome to this Quantitative Reasoning resource in Spanish. This resource can be used as an alternative to a traditional mathematics textbook for a one-semester course. It consists of free resources available to all users such as YouTube, Khan Academy in Spanish and much more. This resource is intended for Spanish-speaking students, but it does contain some resources in English which can be translated by the student as needed, or for videos in English, instructions are provided so students can view subtitles in English.
What is risk? What is return? How are these two related? This lecture discusses the variables that determine the risk and return of stocks. Additionally, it describes the historical tradeoff between risk and return. Finally, it discusses diversification in stock portfolios.
Today’s episode is about the money of climate change. When people talk about how much it costs to stop climate change, what are we paying for? And who’s paying, exactly? And if we don’t pay to stop climate change – how much will that cost us? To answer these questions, we spoke with Dr. Barbara Buchner from the Climate Policy Initiative.
The familiar magnetic stripe credit cards used for decades in the United States are being phased out. Read about the new smart-chip credit cards, designed to reduce fraud and improve security, in the March 2016 issue of Page One Economics: Focus on Finance.
Spending patterns change over time because of changes in income, education, the structure of our families, and technology. The April 2018 issue of Page One Economics: Focus on Finance addresses how phone technology has changed our lives and our budgets.
What skills do you need to develop for future success? Academics for sure, but soft skills are also important. Learn more about soft skills, the labor force, and unemployment in the May 2016 issue of Page One Economics: Focus on Finance.
Are you interested in Solar Energy? Solar Resource Assessment and Economics explores the methods, economic criteria, and meteorological background for assessing the solar resource with respect to project development of solar energy conversion systems for stakeholders in a given locale. It provides students with an in-depth exploration of the physical qualities of the solar resource, estimation of the fractional contributions of irradiance to total demand, and economic assessment of the solar resource. The course utilizes real data sets and resources to provide students context for the drivers, frameworks, and requirements of solar energy evaluation.
A spatial database is the backbone of a successful organization or website that depends upon maintaining and using data pertinent to locations on Earth. In GEOG 868, Spatial Database Management, capabilities specific to Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are combined to teach students to create, maintain, and query spatial databases in both desktop and enterprise environments. Learn the basics of Standard Query Language (SQL) and database design/normalization, the specifics of managing spatial data in an open-source technologies context (Postgres/PostGIS) and in the context of the Esri geodatabase. Along the way, you will become familiar with spatial functions and versioning, the latter in a server environment hosted by Amazon Web Services.
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Stax is an interactive game from Next Gen Personal Finance that let's students see the consequences of 20 years of investing decisions.
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Stock market mutual funds offer investors diversified stock market portfolios, but there are several types. Actively managed funds attempt to “beat” the market by using research, forecasts, and judgment to pick stocks with the best growth prospects. Passively managed funds attempt to replicate the market by buying a representative sample of the stocks on a specific stock market index. Which to choose? The April 2016 issue of Page One Economics explains the efficient market hypothesis and how it might influence your investment decisions.
This lesson covers the topic of Time Value of Money and prepares students for lessons on simple interest loans (operating notes and lines of credit) and amortized loans. It introduces the ideas of present and future values, compounding and discounting, payements and time periods. It uses Microsoft Excel extensively as an aid for problem calculations.
This lecture introduces the time value of money concept. It discusses the present value of a cash flow and how to discount it, the future value of a cash flow and how to compound it. Finally, it discusses three rules for valuing cash flows.
This is a solver for problems involving the time value of money (TVM). It emulates the TVM solver on the TI-83+ and TI-84 graphing calculators. Updated 6 November 2011 to work correctly when I% = 0.
U.S. taxpayers expect the government to be a careful steward of taxpayer money. The October 2017 issue of Page One Economics: Focus on Finance explains how the Treasury Offset Program recovers taxpayer money from people who have received government benefits in error or by fraud and also recovers delinquent child support.
This studio discusses in great detail the design of urban environments, specifically in Providence, RI. It will propose strategies for change in large areas of cities, to be developed over time, involving different actors. Fitting forms into natural, man-made, historical, and cultural contexts; enabling desirable activity patterns; conceptualizing built form; providing infrastructure and service systems; guiding the sensory character of development: all are topics covered in the studio. The course integrates architecture and planning students in joint work and requires individual designs and planning guidelines as a final product.
This lecture discusses how to value a series of cash flows such as perpetuities, annuities, growing perpetuities and growing annuities. Additionally, it discusses how to solve for variables other than present value or future value of cash flows.
This video gives an overview of the five components of a debt and the corresponding keys of each of the components on a TI BA II Plus financial calculator.
Have you ever thought about Accounting as a career choice? With a refreshing, funky approach, this course will introduce you to the basic concepts, principles and techniques of being an accountant. You will learn about the importance of accounting in modern societies and have the opportunity to explore two different Accounting specialisations- Financial Accounting and Management Accounting. This course is a MOOC that runs twice per year and is being offered partially in Chinese (Mandarin) and fully in English as a partner project between Charles Darwin University in Darwin, Australia and Anhui Normal University, Wuhu, China. "Who's Counting: An Interactive Introduction to Accounting" by Charles Darwin University is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 unless individual parts labelled otherwise.
With prices of new vehicles at all-time highs, many buyers are looking for used vehicles. It can be challenging, though, to figure out what is or isn't a good deal. The September 2016 issue of Page One Economics explains why asymmetric information makes it difficult for used-car buyers to avoid "lemons" and why lemons are a larger problem for the used-car market.
The course will provide students with an overview of key concepts in corporate credit risk through the lens of a commercial banking risk analyst. Students will be assigned a company to follow throughout the semester and will be required to use the tools of the course to build their own credit rating analysis in a term paper due at the end of the semester. Topics including country risk, industry risk, market risk, business risk (financial and management), and structure risk will be explored through lectures, industry publications, and access to industry analysis and tools. Upon completion of this course, students will have an understanding of the main components of corporate credit risk scoring, industry terminology, and the capability to develop their own credit rating view on a company.