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  • Components of Risk for Investment Trusts 

    Adams, Andrew T (Management School and Economics. The University of Edinburgh, 1996)
    Risk assessment is a topical subject in the investment trust sector. Several fund management groups have started issuing risk gradings from their investment trusts. Money Management and Micropal now publish volatility ...
  • Corporate Governance & The UK Split Capital Investment Trust Crisis 

    Adams, Andrew T; Angus, Robin (Management School and Economics. The University of Edinburgh, 2005)
    The recent boom and bust within the UK split capital investment trust sector was, in the true sense of the word, extraordinary. It tested investment trust directors in a way unknown for at least a generation and brought ...
  • Cross-Sectional Variation in Investment Trust Discount Volatility 

    Adams, Andrew T (Management School and Economics. The University of Edinburgh, 1998)
    Discount volatility is generally an important component of total risk for closed-end funds but there is considerable cross-sectional variation in the magnitude of this discount volatility. These are interesting aspects of ...
  • Customer Participation in the Support System for Small Grocery Retailers 

    Dawson, John; Terashima, Kazuo (Management School and Economics. The University of Edinburgh, 2004)
    In the previous research (Terashima and Dawson, 2004), we discussed a support system for small grocery retailers in order to regenerate them. The purpose of this paper is to show a mechanism which increases customer value ...
  • ‘Day students’ in Higher Education: widening access students and successful transitions to university life 

    Christie, Hazel; Munro, Moira; Wager, Fiona (Institute of Geography; The School of Geosciences; The University of Edinburgh, 2005)
    This article explores the experiences of widening access students at two prestigious Universities in Scotland. It is based on interview data collected from a small sample of young and mature students who had all attended ...
  • The dependent variable problem in quantitative studies of Active Labour Market Programmes: Uncovering hidden dynamics? 

    Vlandas, Timothee (The University of Edinburgh, 2011)
    The question of what explains variation in expenditures on Active Labour Market Programs (ALMPs) has attracted significant scholarship in recent years. Significant insights have been gained with respect to the role of ...
  • Deregulation of the Japanese Markets - Opportunities for the Edinburgh Investment Community 

    Murray, H (Management School and Economics. The University of Edinburgh, 1997)
    The proposed deregeulation of the Japanese financial markets, first announced in November 1996 is intended to make the financial system more competitive and to make better use of the country's Y1200 trillion of personal ...
  • Developing short-selling on the mainland Chinese equity markets 

    Clunie, James; Ying, Tongshan (Management School and Economics. The University of Edinburgh, 2006)
    We review the theory and evidence on liquidity, price discovery and market efficiency associated with securities lending and short-selling. We also study the efforts by the Hong Kong and Taiwan stock exchanges to develop ...
  • Does Gender Matter? Women Business Angels and the Supply of Entrepreneurial Finance in the United Kingdom 

    Harrison, Richard T; Mason, Colin (Management School and Economics. The University of Edinburgh, 2005)
    There is a substantial literature on the relationship between gender and access to finance, without any definite conclusions having been reached. Most of this research has been into access to debt finance. More recently, ...
  • Domestic Europeanization – Institutional Entrepreneurs and Welfare State Change 

    Zirra, Sascha (The University of Edinburgh, 2010)
    In this paper, we examine the domestic Europeanization of employment policy in two Continental countries — Germany and France. While both countries have experienced substantial labour market reforms in the last decade, the ...
  • Earnings inequality and in-work-poverty 

    Gutiérrez Palacios, Rodolfo; Guillén Rodríguez, Ana Marta; Peña-Casas, Ramón (The University of Edinburgh, 2009)
    Earnings are one of the most relevant dimensions of job quality. They are the main reward within the employment relation, the one most valued by workers and the most multi-faceted instrument for achieving other goals. Very ...
  • Editorial Resources in Work and Welfare 

    PUDIACwowe (The University of Edinburgh, 2010)
    This paper collates information on the top English-language publishing outlets in the field of work and welfare, including peer-reviewed journals and book series with large academic publishers. It is intended as a bookshelf ...
  • The effect of building age on the frequency of fires in dwellings 

    Miles, J. A. (Home Office Scientific Advisers's Branch, 1968-03-25)
    The effect of building age on the frequency of fires in dwellings
  • The emergence and changing nature of a polysemic category. European resources in the field of reconciliation between paid work and private life 

    Jacquot, Sophie; Ledoux, Clemence; Palier, Bruno (The University of Edinburgh, 2010)
    European policies regarding the reconciliation of paid work and private life have undergone substantial changes since the 1950s. This paper analyses how European resources related to reconciliation policies have been ...
  • Empirical Likelihood as an alternative to GMM estimation in the area of asset pricing 

    Gonzalez, Angelica (Management School and Economics. The University of Edinburgh, 2005)
    This paper proposes and analyses Owen’s (1998, 1990, 1991) Empirical Likelihood (EL) as an alternative to the General Method of Moments (GMM) within the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM). We concentrate on the …finite-sample ...
  • Employee welfare and collective bargaining in exposed and protected sectors: Evidence from Poland and Serbia 

    Bernaciak, Magdalena; Duman, Anil; Scepanovic, Vera (The University of Edinburgh, 2010)
    Collective bargaining is closely related to social policy making to the extent that the outcomes of the former inform and influence social policy agenda. It is widely held, however, that trade unions in Central Eastern ...
  • Employment insecurity of European individuals during the financial crisis. A multi-level approach. 

    Chung, Heejung; van Oorschot, Wim (The University of Edinburgh, 2010)
    The concept of Flexicurity has been receiving much attention as the European social model. One of the most important concepts within the flexicurity approach is employment security, the security of having secure and ...
  • Eritrea’s Nation and State-building: Re-assessing the impact of ‘the struggle’ 

    Dorman, Sara Rich (Presented at the Conference on Globalisation and Self-Determination, London, 4th April 2003, 2003)
    In the April 2003 issue of Atlantic Monthly, Robert Kaplan describes Eritrea as “newly independent, sleepily calm and remarkably stable”. Electricity is said to fail infrequently, corruption is rare, theft and crime ...
  • Excess Volatility and Investment trusts 

    Adams, Andrew T (Management School and Economics. The University of Edinburgh, 2000)
    The variance of returns to investment trust shareholders may be split into three components - variance of net asset value (NAV) returns, variance of discount returns and twice the covariance between NAV returns and ...
  • Explaining Monday Returns 

    Draper, Paul; Paudyal, Krishna (Management School and Economics. The University of Edinburgh, 2001)
    The Monday effect is re-examined using two stock indices and a sample of 452 individual stocks that trade on the London Stock Exchange. The results based on conventional test methods reveal a low average return on Monday. ...