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The Euro Trap

Author : Hans-Werner Sinn
ISBN : 9780198702139
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book offers a critical assessment of the history of the euro, its crisis, and the rescue measures taken by the European Central Bank and the community of states. The euro induced huge capital flows from the northern to the southern countries of the Eurozone that triggered an inflationary credit bubble in the latter, deprived them of their competitiveness, and made them vulnerable to the financial crisis that spilled over from the US in 2007 and 2008. As private capital shied away from the southern countries, the ECB helped out by providing credit from the local money-printing presses. The ECB became heavily exposed to investment risks in the process, and subsequently had to be bailed out by intergovernmental rescue operations that provided replacement credit for the ECB credit, which itself had replaced the dwindling private credit. The interventions stretched the legal strictures stipulated by the Maastricht Treaty which, in the absence of a European federal state, had granted the ECB a very limited mandate. These interventions created a path dependency that effectively made parliaments vicarious agents of the ECB's Governing Council. This book describes what the author considers to be a dangerous political process that undermines both the market economy and democracy, without solving southern Europe's competitiveness problem. It argues that the Eurozone has to rethink its rules of conduct by limiting the role of the ECB, exiting the regime of soft budget constraints and writing off public and bank debt to help the crisis countries breathe again. At the same time, the Eurosystem should become more flexible by offering its members the option of exiting and re-entering the euro - something between the dollar and the Bretton Woods system - until it eventually turns into a federation with a strong political power centre and a uniform currency like the dollar.

Bursting Bubbles

Author : Robert Walters
ISBN : 1846892791
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The rise and rise of a group of artisanal producers in Champagne over the last 20 years has challenged everything we thought we knew about this famous region. In Bursting Bubbles, Robert Walters takes us on a journey to visit these great growers. Along the way, he reveals a secret history of Champagne and dispels many of the myths that still persist about this celebrated wine style. Controversial and ground breaking, Bursting Bubbles will change the way you think about Champagne.

Bursting Bubbles

Author : Dyan Sheldon
ISBN : 1406349100
Genre : Children of the rich
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Marigold Liotta, Asher Grossman and Giorgiana Shiller have got it all - money, looks and good grades. Life couldn't get much better - until their principal, Dr Kilpaticky, decides it's time to burst their bubble of advantage by assigning them tough community service placements as part of their school curriculum. And so the fun begins as Marigold finds herself tutoring a moody, silent nine year-old in a deprived part of town, Giorgiana is pushed to breaking point with an extremely sarcastic octogenarian in a nursing home and Asher is swamped with crying babies, flooded basements and the unemployed at a local community centre.

Bursting Bubbles

Author : James C. Begley
ISBN : 1508684243
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Coping with a mental illness is difficult. And for those suffering from the diagnosis, they can often feel like they are trapped in a bubble. Finding ways to navigate such a difficult situation and move beyond the stigma associated with it is hard, but in Bursting Bubbles patients and their loved ones have a way of controlling the illness rather than letting the illness control them. Developed by a husband and wife team struggling through their own personal ordeal, this book contains several sections dedicated to empowering the patient and their families so they can move beyond their circumstances. Centered on providing a space for journaling various thoughts, ideas, and life experiences, the book also contains wisdom and insight on topics like the importance of exercise, the benefits of doing positive things, and other truths that have proven helpful in coping with various aspects of mental sickness. Whatever illness or disorder you might be facing, there is hope. While knowing your limitations is key, you don't have to give up on your passions and dreams. You can burst the bubbles and live a happy life!

Bursting Bubbles And Water To Air Transfer

Author : Stephane Poulain (S. M.)
ISBN : OCLC:1144932217
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Surface bubbles are very efficient at transporting microorganisms and chemicals from water bodies to the atmosphere: upon burst, they release a multitude of droplets known to shape climate and to participate to airborne disease transmission. In this thesis, we combined controlled laboratory experiments with theoretical modelling to study the environmental and in-situ factors that control the droplet population emitted by large surface bubbles. First, we showed that a global Marangoni flow on bubbles cap due to temperature differences, evaporation, and presence of chemicals such as in saltwater can significantly alters the thinning and lifetime of bubbles. This Marangoni dynamics shapes the drainage and thickness evolution of bubbles, until they eventually rupture by nucleation of a hole in their cap. Second, we then proposed a physical picture that explains how and why micrometer-thick bubbles puncture naturally: we showed how local perturbations due to minute contaminants or intrusions can lead to hole nucleation. These findings explain the evolution of the cap thickness and the lifetime of bubbles in relatively clean water. We then studied the influence of microorganism contamination. We discovered that bacterial secretions can make bubbles live longer and indirectly enhance their thinning. As a consequence, bubbles in contaminated water emit smaller, faster, and more numerous droplets than in clean water: microorganisms can alter the physics of bubble ageing and burst to enhance their own water-to-air transfer.

Asset Price Bubbles

Author : William Curt Hunter
ISBN : 0262582538
Genre : Business & Economics
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A study of asset price bubbles and the implications for preventing financial instability.

New Perspectives On Asset Price Bubbles

Author : Douglas D. Evanoff
ISBN : 9780199939404
Genre : Business & Economics
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This volume critically re-examines the profession's understanding of asset bubbles in light of the global financial crisis of 2007-09. It is well known that bubbles have occurred in the past, with the October 1929 crash as the most demonstrative example. However, the remarkably well-behaved performance of the US economy from 1945 to 2006, and, in particular during the Great Moderation period of 1984 to 2006, assured the economics profession and monetary policymakers that asset bubbles could be effectively managed with little or no real economic impact. The recent financial crisis has now triggered a debate about the emergence of a sequence of repeated bubbles in the Nasdaq market, housing market, credit market, and commodity markets. The realities of the crisis have intensified theoretical modeling, empirical methodologies, and debate on policy issues surrounding asset price bubbles and their potentially adverse economic impact if poorly managed. Taking a novel approach, the editors of this book present five classic papers that represent accepted thinking about asset bubbles prior to the financial crisis. They also include original papers challenging orthodox thinking and presenting new insights. A summary essay highlights the lessons learned and experiences gained since the crisis.

Design Of Multiphase Reactors

Author : Vishwas G. Pangarkar
ISBN : 9781118807545
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Details simple design methods for multiphase reactors in the chemical process industries Includes basic aspects of transport in multiphase reactors and the importance of relatively reliable and simple procedures for predicting mass transfer parameters Details of design and scale up aspects of several important types of multiphase reactors Examples illustrated through design methodologies presenting different reactors for reactions that are industrially important Includes simple spreadsheet packages rather than complex algorithms / programs or computational aid

Air Sea Exchange Physics Chemistry And Dynamics

Author : G.L. Geernaert
ISBN : 9789401592918
Genre : Science
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During the 1980's a wealth of information was reported from field and laboratory experiments in order to validate andlor modify various aspects of the surface layer Monin-Obukhov (M-O) similarity theory for use over the sea, and to introduce and test new concepts related to high resolution flux magnitudes and variabilities. For example, data from various field experiments conducted on the North Sea, Lake Ontario, and the Atlantic experiments, among others, yielded information on the dependence of the flux coefficients on wave state. In all field projects, the usual criteria for satisfying M-O similarity were applied. The assumptions of stationarity and homogeneity was assumed to be relevant over both small and large scales. In addition, the properties of the outer layer were assumed to be "correlated" with properties of the surface layer. These assumptions generally required that data were averaged for spatial footprints representing scales greater than 25 km (or typically 30 minutes or longer for typical windspeeds). While more and more data became available over the years, and the technology applied was more reliable, robust, and durable, the flux coefficients and other turbulent parameters still exhibited significant unexplained scatter. Since the scatter did not show sufficient reduction over the years to meet customer needs, in spite of improved technology and heavy financial investments, one could only conclude that perhaps the use of similarity theory contained too many simplifications when applied to environments which were more complicated than previously thought.

Precipitation Scavenging And Atmosphere Surface Exchange

Author : Stephen Schwartz
ISBN : 1560322632
Genre : Nature
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This three-volume set contains selected papers arising from a conference held in 1991 on precipitation and air pollution. The first volume addresses the precipitation scavenging process; the second deals with atmosphere-surface exchange processes; and the third covers air pollution and deposition.

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