To celebrate our 110th anniversary this year, a total of 110 new UK/EU scholarships will be available across the university for 2014 and 2015 entry, Up to six for Business School PhDs starting in October 2014. Outstanding scholars from any discipline are invited to apply for the funding. For more information, eligibility criteria and how to apply, please visit University of Leeds 110 Anniversary Research Scholarships. DEADLINE 30 APRIL 2014.
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ESRC Grant - Linked studentships in Consumer Data Analytics
Download an application form - Application Extended deadline 30th April 2014
Project B: Ethical Consumption. Leeds University Business School
Number of awards: x4 Full Time Studentships available (4 projects)
Value of award: tuition fees at the relevant Full time UK / EU rate, and a standard RCUK maintenance grant per annum for 2014/15 session £13,863.Далее >>>
Economics International Studentship, University of Leeds, UK
Deadline for applications: Thursday 1st May 2014 (Midnight UK Time)Далее >>>
Innovation and Commercialization
Covers from human process of innovating to innovation ecosystems.
ABOUT THIS COURSE
Innovation and Commercialization is taught by distinguished practicing innovators. They debunk the concept of innovation as a linear process, from research to development to product in the market. They present a simple model for understanding it as a highly iterative process, in which you cycle repeatedly through many factors in the areas of Technology, Market and Implementation -- until the right pieces come together. Prof. Fitzgerald tells the story of his own major innovation, tracing it along the winding path into products we use every day. The course then proceeds to tell the larger story of how the vaunted American 'pipeline' for carrying this process has been pulled apart.
Introduction to Water Treatment
Learn about urban water services, focusing on basic drinking water and wastewater treatment technologies
ABOUT THIS COURSE
This course will detail urban water services, focusing on basic drinking water and wastewater treatment technologies. Unit processes involved in the two treatment chains will be described as well as the physical, chemical and biological processes involved. There will be an emphasis on water quality and the functionality of each unit process within the treatment chain. After the course one should be able to recognise the process units, describe their function and make simple design calculations on water treatment plants (drinking and waste water). Overall the course will teach the role of treatment technologies in providing adequate water supply and effective sanitation which are essential for human society and the safeguarding of public and environmental health.
Solar Energy. Discover the power of solar energy and design a complete photovoltaic system.
The course Solar Energy will teach you to design a complete photovoltaic system. The course will introduce you to the technology that converts solar energy into electricity, heat and solar fuels with a main focus on electricity generation. Photovoltaic (PV) devices are presented as advanced semiconductor devices that deliver electricity directly from sunlight. The emphasis is on understanding the working principle of a solar cell, fabrication of solar cells, PV module construction and the design of a PV system. You will understand the principles of the photovoltaic conversion (the conversion of light into electricity). You will learn about the advantages, limitations and challenges of different solar cell technologies, such as crystalline silicon solar cell technology, thin film solar cell technologies and the latest novel solar cell concepts as studied on lab-scale. The course will treat the specifications of solar modules and show you how to design a complete solar system for any particular application. The suitable semiconductor materials, device physics, and fabrication technologies for solar cells are presented. The guidelines for design of a complete solar cell system for household application are explained. Alternative storage approaches through solar fuels or conversion of solar energy in to heat will be discussed. The cost aspects, market development, and the application areas of solar cells are presented.Далее >>>
Investment analysis develops the concepts and tools needed to analyze publicly traded securities (e.g., stocks, bonds, options and futures), and apply these tools to real world situations. The course deals with the nature of the securities that trade in the market place, the determination of securities prices, the relationships between these prices, and the optimal choice of a portfolio or trading strategy involving these securities. This course will prepare you to understand and intelligently apply AFTP trading strategies.Далее >>>
This course provides an introduction to modern intertemporal macroeconomics. Topics covered include consumption, investment, asset pricing, real business cycles, the macroeconomic effects of fiscal and monetary policy and the problems encountered in the actual implementation of economic policy.Далее >>>
Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives
Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives provides students with an understanding of how derivative products work, how they are traded, how they are used, and how they are valued. It covers forwards, futures, swaps and options. It explains both exchange-traded and over-the-counter markets. It covers both the binomial tree and Black-Scholes -Merton valuation models and discusses how financial institutions use “Greek letters” such as delta and gamma. Students will use the widely acclaimed DerivaGem software developed by the instructor and his colleagues.Далее >>>
Internet History, Technology, and Security
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Introduction to Systematic Program Design - Part 1
This course is about learning to program well: building programs that are elegant, well tested and easy to maintain. The course is intended for students with no programming experience, but many former students who already knew how to program have said it made them better programmers.
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Lecture 2 - Risk and Financial Crises (ECON 252: FINANCIAL MARKETS 2011, Yale University)
Professor Shiller introduces basic concepts from probability theory and embeds these concepts into the concrete context of financial crises, with examples from the financial crisis from 2007-2008. Subsequent to a historical narrative of the financial crisis from 2007-2008, he turns to the definition of the expected value and the variance of a random variable, as well as the covariance and the correlation of two random variables. The concept of independence leads to the law of large numbers, but financial crises show that the assumption of independence can be deceiving, in particular through its impact on the computation of Value at Risk measures. Additionally, he covers regression analysis for financial returns, which leads to the decomposition of a financial asset’s risk into idiosyncratic and systematic risk. Professor Shiller concludes by talking about the prominent assumption that random shocks to the financial economy are normally distributed. Historical stock market patterns, specifically during crises times, establish that outliers occur too frequently to be compatible with the normal distribution.
Lecture 1 - Introduction and What this Course Will Do for You and Your Purposes (ECON 252: FINANCIAL MARKETS 2011)
Professor Shiller provides a description of the course, including its general theme, the relevant textbooks, as well as the interplay of his course with Professor Geanakoplos's course "Economics 251 – Financial Theory." Finance, in his view, is a pillar of civilized society, dealing with the allocation of resources through space and time in order to manage big and important risks. After talking about finance as an occupation, he emphasizes the moral imperative to use wealth for the purposes of philanthropy, in the spirit of Andrew Carnegie, but also of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. Subsequently, he introduces the guest speakers David Swensen, Yale University's chief investment officer, Maurice "Hank" Greenberg, former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at American International Group (AIG) and current CEO of C.V. Starr & Co. and of Starr International, and Laura Cha, former vice chair of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong and of the government of the People’s Republic of China, and director of the Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC). Finally, he concludes with a description of the topics to be discussed in each lecture.Далее >>>
Промисловий потенціал України: проблеми та перспективи структурно-інноваційних трансформацій
Промисловий потенціал України: проблеми та перспективи структурно-інноваційних трансформацій [Електронний ресурс] / Вікторія Миколаївна Белінська та інш.Далее >>>
Формирование отношений государства и крупного бизнеса в зарубежных странах и в России
Осадчий Н. М. "Формирование отношений государства и крупного бизнеса в зарубежных странах и в России"Далее >>>
Новейшие технологии в машиностроении
У збірнику опубліковано статті за такими напрямками: прогресивні та високоефективні методи механічної, оздоблюючої та зміцнюючи обробки матеріалів; дослідження процесів різання та нових типів ріжучого інструменту; реновація деталей обладнання та інструменту методами термічного зміцнення, поверхневої модифікації, наплавлення та напилення.Далее >>>
The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2009
Приведены основные статьи Нобелевских лауреатов 2009 года по экономике.Далее >>>
Потенциал национальной промышленности
Потенциал национальной промышленности: цели и механизмы эффективного развития - 928 с.Далее >>>
Корпоративное управление в государственных и частных компаниях в эпоху перемен
Корпоративное управление в государственных и частных компаниях в эпоху перемен/Под ред. А. Ландиа и А.А. Филатова, Москва 2009 г.Далее >>>
Суверенные фонды благосостояния на рынках ценных бумаг
Казакевич П.А."Суверенные фонды благосостояния на рынках ценных бумаг". ДиссертацияДалее >>>
Денежное обращение и краткосрочный кредит. Исследование связей и пропорций
Рогова О.Л. "Денежное обращение и краткосрочный кредит. Исследование связей и пропорций". М.,1978Далее >>>
Financial Markets (Yale University, Spring, 2008)
Financial institutions are a pillar of civilized society, supporting people in their productive ventures and managing the economic risks they take on. The workings of these institutions are important to comprehend if we are to predict their actions today and their evolution in the coming information age. The course strives to offer understanding of the theory of finance and its relation to the history, strengths and imperfections of such institutions as banking, insurance, securities, futures, and other derivatives markets, and the future of these institutions over the next century.
This Yale College course, taught on campus twice per week for 75 minutes, was recorded for Open Yale Courses in Spring 2008.Далее >>>
Lecture 26 - Learning from and Responding to Financial Crisis, Part II
In the second of his two lectures in honor of Arthur Okun, Professor Summers points out that real interest rates have been very low in the current subprime crisis. This indicates that the shock to the economy was more a financial breakdown shock than a disinflation shock. But financial breakdown shocks are not necessarily very harmful to the economy, so long as financial intermediation capital is not destroyed. In a financial crisis like the present one, financial firms are likely to take the step of decreasing their leverage, often by contracting loans, which creates its own risks for the economy. Regulators should place pressure on financial institutions to raise their capital and should intervene in near foreclosure situations, but should not attempt to support housing prices.Далее >>>
Lecture 25 - Learning from and Responding to Financial Crisis, Part I
Professor Summers, former U. S. Treasury Secretary and former President of Harvard University, in this the first of two lectures in honor of former Yale Professor and Council of Economic Advisors chairman Arthur Okun, offers thoughts on the role of monetary policy in economic fluctuations, past and present. In the "Okun period," ending about when Okun died in 1980, the monetary authorities were very much involved in actually creating economic contractions. Inflation would repeatedly get out of control, the Fed would hit the brakes, and the economy would slow. But, that is not the story of the economic cycles of the last two decades. Recent economic cycles appear to be connected with factors endogenous to the financial system, such as bubbles or cycles of complacency among lending institutions. Summers argues that to understand the financial markets and the economy, we must consider models of multiple equilibria, such as bank run models, where a change in confidence may shift the economy drastically without any change in fundamentals.Далее >>>
Lecture 24 - The Democratization of Finance
Professor Shiller, in his final lecture, reviews some of the most important tools for individual risk management. Significant inequality in domestic and international communities has created a need for social insurance programs, such as those created in Germany in the late 1800s. The tax system, bankruptcy laws, and government insurance programs are used to manage risk of personal wealth. However, each of these inventions must take account of psychological factors, such as moral hazard, in order to be effective without eliminating incentives to participate in the workforce, or other negative side effects. With regard to careers, including those in finance, young people should frame decisions with morality and purpose in mind, and with a broad perspective of both.Далее >>>
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