135: Who should shoulder the cost of bank bailouts?
INSEAD professor of finance Theo Vermaelen makes a case for his own version of convertible capital as the panacea to government bailouts when banks fail.
No Easy Answers: Decoding the Economy's Mixed Messages
Corporate earnings have surged and stocks have soared, but the housing market is still weak. Interest rates remain low, but are rising. Many countries' economies are perking up, but a jump in commodities prices is producing inflation. Governments in the United States and Europe are wrestling with huge budget deficits and debt problems. For insight, Knowledge@Wharton talks to Wharton professors Jeremy Siegel, Franklin Allen and Susan Wachter.Author(s):
Analyses, persistence an degradation of the synthetic pyrethroid insecticides permethrin and fenvale
Studies on persistence and degradation of the synthetic pyrethroid insecticides, permethrin and fenvalerate, were carried out under natural environmental conditions of the Niagara Peninsula. Permethrin and fenvalerate were treated on apple foliage atrat~s of 0.21 kg(AI)!ha and 0.14 kg(AI)/ha, respectively. The initial cis- and trans-permethrin spray deposits were found to be 13.5 ppm and 19.2 ppm, respectively and 38.0 ppm was observed for the fenvalerate treated sample. Twenty-three days and 84
Guide to the Microfilmed Records of the Smithfield Congregational Church (Pittsburgh, Pa.), 1832-197
The collection consists of six microfilm reels containing information regarding baptisms, weddings, funerals, confirmants, and communicants; along with, baptismal and confirmation registers, records of internments, and information regarding Orphan's Home from 1832-1971.
Papers of Park H. Martin, 1935-1958
Park H. Martin was the Executive Director of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, serving until his retirement in 1958 and the material largely pertains to Martin's work from 1945-1958.
Guide to the Records of the Kingsley Association, 1894-1980
The Kingsley Association was formed in 1893 by George Hodges as a Pittsburgh settlement house. The collection includes: administrative and annual reports, books, brochures, budget information, case studies, clippings, correspondence, directories, minutes, photos and surveys spanning intermittent years from 1894-1980.
Guide to the William H. Coleman Papers, 1906-1942
The Papers of William H. Coleman contain materials from his time spent as Mayor of McKeesport, Republican Congressman, and Republican Chairman of Allegheny County for the period of 1906-1942.
Wise Oil and Gas Company Records, 1919-1954
The Wise Oil and Gas Company was incorporated in 1927 in order to acquire gas wells held by James D. Callery and A.J. Wise in partnership. This collection includes legal papers, minutes, stock certificates, correspondences, financial records, records of expenses, leases, maps, geological reports, and reports on distributing, selling and marketing.
Guide to the Emsworth Borough's Installation of Sewers and Curbs Records, 1907-1922
This collection contains ordinances, letters, petitions, contracts, bills, and newspaper clippings relating to sewer and curb installations in Emsworth Borough, 1907-1922.
Oliver Iron and Steel Company, Pittsburgh, PA Records, 1863-1930, 1959
Henry William Oliver's steel company evolved from its creation in 1863 as a manufacturer of nuts and bolts to one of the largest manufacturers of bar iron and iron specialties in the United States by 1880. In 1888, the company was incorporated under the name Oliver Iron and Steel. Oliver's company dealt with the Carnegie Steel Company and also made agreements with Henry Clay Frick. The collection includes a minute book of the board of directors, charters, agreements, patents, partnership agreeme
Guide to the Fort Pitt Bridge Works (Pittsburgh, PA) Records1886-1949
The Fort Pitt Bridge Works was engaged in the construction of steel bridges and mill buildings, the production of structural steel work and reinforcing steel for road work and buildings, the pressing and welding heavy plate sections, and the engineering and manufacturing of combustion systems for industrial furnaces. This collection contains records regarding the organization and operation of the Fort Pitt Bridge Works including minutes, tax records, articles of incorporation, etc.
Guide to the George Swetnam Miscellaneous Materials Collection on Pittsburgh, PA, 1870-1943
This collection contains materials collected by George Swetnam. The materials date from 1870-1943 and include Kaufmann's advertisements, newspaper clippings, membership cards, and materials relating to Pittsburgh Public Schools, stores, and businesses in the Pittsburgh area.
Guide to the American Service Institute Records, ca. 1920-1961
The American Service Institute was founded in Pittsburgh in 1941 with the purpose of working through the organized structure of the Pittsburgh community to promote better understanding and appreciation among people of all cultural and national backgrounds. The American Service Institute was in existence from 1941 through 1961. The records include material from the 1920s through 1961. The records include minutes and committees, unpublished studies and reports, ASI community projects, immigration
ENGL 151-09, First Year Writing Seminar: Culture Wars, Spring 2007
True to its title, the primary aim of this course is to improve student writing. More broadly, however, our goals also stress a greater understanding of different kinds of rhetoric, including both successful and unsuccessful strategies and examples. We'll explore how to organize arguments, how to find and evaluate evidence, and how to use research to persuade. Toward this end, our particular section will be reading a number of texts that all deal with the theme "culture wars." This includes a va
BADM 645-01, Taxation of Business Organizations, Fall 2006
To gain an understanding of the Federal tax law and policy as related to corporations, partnerships and other entities. The course will be problem-based and include a discussion of the policy reasons related to Federal income taxation and the classification of corporations, partnerships and other business entities. The course will also include an analysis of business and family tax planning and choice of entity issues.,This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs
BADM 341-01, Intermediate Accounting, Fall 2006
Accounting theory, from both the theoretical and practical viewpoints. This course covers the foundation of accounting theory, the accounting and reporting process, and the impact of the recent pronouncements from FASB, AICPA, AAA, and SEC. This is the first course in the intermediate accounting sequence. Prerequisites: Economics 101-102.,This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor
BADM 243-02, Cost Accounting, Fall 2006
This course covers the analysis of accounting techniques and applications relevant to managerial planning, control, and decision making. Topics include measurement of unit costs, control of operating costs, incremental decision making, production cost reports, cost variances, and profit planning. Students will learn the theory and procedures of specific managerial accounting techniques. They will also be expected to apply those techniques in problems similar to real-world business situations.,Th
RUSN 410-01, Analytical Reading, Fall 2006
Задачи курса: • Обучение речемыслительной деятельности на языке • Овладение стратегиями понимания • Обогащение словарного запаса, развитие речи учащихся • Обучение работе с текстом • Развитие навыков аудирования • Расширение культурной компетенции,This syllabus was submitted to t
LATN 201-01, Intermediate Latin, Fall 2006
This course is the third and final section that teaches the fundamentals of the Latin language. Although the primary goal of the elementary sequence of courses (Latin 101-201) is to prepare students to use Latin documents in a wide variety of academic contexts, students in this course will develop all four language skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.,This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs by the instructor.
GERM 308-01, Holocaust in text, image and memory
This course will examine the Holocaust from various different perspectives. We will look at such topics as the origins and expressions of Anti-Semitism in central Europe, the political events and structures within which the Holocaust took place, the reality of ghettos and concentration camps, and efforts to resist the Nazis both within and outside of Germany. We will also study the period through its art: the bombastic style of official art in the Nazi era and how those individuals tortured and