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Private Equity Demystified: An Explanatory Guide

Fourth Edition


John Gilligan, Mike Wright

November 2020

Private equity has grown rapidly over the last three decades, yet largely remains poorly understood. Written in a highly accessible style, the book takes the reader through what private equity means, the different actors involved, and issues concerning sourcing, checking out, valuing, and structuring deals.

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Mathematical Finance: A Very Short Introduction


Mark H. A. Davis

January 2019

Very Short Introductions

Now a vital part of modern economies, the rapid growth of the finance industry in recent decades is largely due to the development of mathematical methods such as the theory of arbitrage. Asset valuation, credit trading, and fund management, now depend on these mathematical tools. Mark Davis explains the theories and their applications.

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Personal Finance

Second Edition


Jane King, Mary Carey

March 2017

Equipping students with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate their personal finances confidently; this book takes the fear out of financial planning.

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Thirty Years of Economic Policy: Inspiration for Debate


Charles Wyplosz

October 2015

A volume to mark the 30th anniversary of the journal Economic Policy. It brings together key articles that still matter today, and provides academics with important research markers. It also acts as a student reader that demonstrates how the field of economics progresses by responding to challenges of the time.

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Taxation: A Very Short Introduction


Stephen Smith

April 2015

Very Short Introductions

Tax revenues pay for many public services, including roads, health care, and education. However, it has become a contentious political issue of public debate. In this Very Short Introduction, Stephen Smith explains its history and its main principles; arguing that we'd all benefit from an understanding of the role of taxation in society.

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Accounting: A Very Short Introduction


Christopher Nobes

March 2014

Very Short Introductions

Accounting: A Very Short Introduction introduces terms like 'debits', 'pre-tax income' and 'goodwill'. Christopher Nobes covers all of the basic concepts of accounting and examines the main areas of accounting work, such as bookkeeping, financial reporting, auditing, and management accounting.

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Public Finance and Public Choice: Analytical Perspectives

Third Edition


John Cullis, Philip Jones

July 2009

Public Finance and Public Choice provides a comprehensive analysis of the economics of the public sector, taking a diagrammatic approach to the subject. Particular emphasis is given to the public choice and behavioural economics schools of thought.

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The World Trade Organization: A Very Short Introduction


Amrita Narlikar

September 2005

Very Short Introductions

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Financial Institutions and Markets

Second Edition


Meir Kohn

August 2003

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