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Enron, Andersen, Worldcom: although these companies have stopped dominating the headlines, the shock waves they sent through the business community in 2002 have not yet subsided. The belief that accounting is an exact science has been shattered, while economic relations are upset by the knowledge that financial information may be untrustworthy. Yet the market economy profoundly requires relevant and reliable information about the activity and financial situation of businesses. Taking into account the increasing strength of capital markets and international investors, the authors outline the basic elements that could constitute a new, balanced system of accounting that would accompany the necessary changes in capitalism, particularly in France and the rest of Europe. Nicolas Véron, an engineer and high-ranking civil servant, is the founder of Etudes et Conseil pour l'Information Financière (ECIF). Matthieu Autret is an expert currently working for the European Commission. Alfred Galichon is a doctoral candidate in economics at Harvard University.
Based on his extensive experience as a manager and administrator, and illustrated with numerous examples from recent business history...
The Shift Project, a think tank created by Jean-Marc Jancovici in 2010, aims to clarify and influence the debate on energy transition.
High-profile contributors (including Laurence Boon, Pascal Lamy and Jean-Claude Trichet) provide captivating perspectives (special mention for Alain Madelin!) in a jargon-free style, especially from the entrepreneurs.
This book responds to a need being expressed increasingly within corporations to find the tools for reflection and discernment.
This book analyses the events that shook French and international finance during the last twenty-five years of the twentieth century. In a straightforward style, eschewing all clichés, the author shows why Pierre Bérégovy was instrumental in bringing about the revolution in French finance, how Edouard Balladurs closest followers created a caste which is now in control of upper management, and how they prevented the creation of pension funds in other words, how they prevented the realisation of the Gaullist dream of participation and finally, how and why U.S. banks have managed to take over financial control of large French businesses. Antoine Jeancourt-Galignani is now chairman of the board of directors of GECINA.
Edited by Phillippe Aghion, professor at the Collège de France, and Jean-Marie Chevalier, emeritus professor at the University Paris-Dauphine.
The 20th century has been marked by the growing awareness of the unbearable gap between developed and under-developed countries. And the most outstanding fact of the next century will probably be the worsening in this imbalance. In order to find a solution to the under-development scandal, Alain Peyrefitte attempts to understand the miracle of development. He examines the successive miracles which have allowed a part of humanity to pull through the turns of dictatorship or anarchism, violence and destitution.
The history of electricity as you’ve never heard it before. A genuine mini-guide to economic issues through the example of electricity: price formation, transmission costs, monopolies.
The belief that creating money is the same thing as creating resources is the worst possible illusion, as demonstrated in this lucid, succinct and incisive essay.
An economic pulse sustains life in the modern world. C. Stoffaës investigates the highs of economic boom and the lows of paralyzing depression. He presents an historical survey of our dominant technological and mental structures from Keynes to Schumpeter, from the steam engine to the microchip, from the American golden age to the new Pacific prosperity.
This volume continues and prolongs the earlier, highly successful series "LUniversité de tous les savoirs" (365 lectures, published in six volumes by Editions Odile Jacob). Renowned specialists in their fields examine the inequalities that exist between countries as well as among individuals: unequal access to education, the technological gap, unequal treatment before the law, economic inequalities, and disparities concerning health and hygiene.
How much is one Euro worth? How should an invoice for 327.53 French francs be converted? How should amounts be rounded off and new prices established? When will taxes and the rent have to be paid in the new European currency?How can managers prepare their companies so that the transition will be made smoothly? What is the best way of protecting one's savings? How will the changeover to the new monetary system affect employment and economic growth? This book will provide readers with the necessary information to enable them to calmly face the upheavals of monetary union. Philippe Jurgensen is a senior official of the French Treasury
Christian Saint-Etienne argues that the European project was built on a fallacious concept from the start. The premises were false and Europe has become the world’s “soft underbelly”.
Exorbitant Privilege The Rise and Fall of the Dollar and the Future of the International Monetary System
As the dollar keeps falling, and in the run-up to the G20 summit, what are the options to reform the international monetary system? Barry Eichengreen urges the creation of a multipolar system
To overcome the crisis we will have to do more than salvage what we can by further expenditures, no matter how necessary or urgent these may seem.
Most analyses of the crisis and its aftermath are the work of theoreticians and ideologues