International Capital Transfers and the Choice of Production Technique

Author: Susan I. Ranney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Capital movements

Page: 21

View: 9987


A two-country, two-factor, two-good world with incomplete specialization is explored in the context of international capital transfers, where the techniques of production of the same good differ between the two countries. It is shown that the terms of trade for the South will worsen with a capital transfer to the South under a wide range of assumptions about technology choice in the North, South, and North-owned sector of the South. The implied redistribution of world income, as well as the implications of a change in the production technique of the North-owned sector of the South are also examined.

CliffsNotes TExES Math 4-8 (115) and Math 7-12 (235)

Author: Sandra Luna McCune

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0358129966

Category: Study Aids

Page: 432

View: 1133


CliffsNotes TExES Math 4-8 (115) and Math 7-12 (235) is the perfect way to study for Texas’ middle school and high school math teacher certification tests. Becoming a certified middle school math teacher and high school math teacher in Texas means first passing the TExES Math 4-8 (115) teacher certification test for middle school teachers or the TExES Math 7-12 (235) teacher certification test for high school teachers. This professional teacher certification test is required for all teachers who want to teach math in a Texas middle or high school. Covering each test’s six domains and individual competencies with in-depth subject reviews, this test-prep book also includes two model practice tests with answers and explanations for the Math 4-8 and two model practice tests with answers and explanations for the Math 7-12. Answer explanations detail why correct answers are correct, as well as what makes incorrect answer choices incorrect.

Advances in Global Optimization

Author: David Gao,Ning Ruan,Wenxun Xing

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319083775

Category: Mathematics

Page: 537

View: 7754


This proceedings volume addresses advances in global optimization—a multidisciplinary research field that deals with the analysis, characterization and computation of global minima and/or maxima of nonlinear, non-convex and nonsmooth functions in continuous or discrete forms. The volume contains selected papers from the third biannual World Congress on Global Optimization in Engineering & Science (WCGO), held in the Yellow Mountains, Anhui, China on July 8-12, 2013. The papers fall into eight topical sections: mathematical programming; combinatorial optimization; duality theory; topology optimization; variational inequalities and complementarity problems; numerical optimization; stochastic models and simulation and complex simulation and supply chain analysis.

Saints Herald

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mormons

Page: N.A

View: 9060


Realistic Decision Theory

Author: Paul Weirich

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190291117

Category: Philosophy

Page: 278

View: 1805


Within traditional decision theory, common decision principles -- e.g. the principle to maximize utility -- generally invoke idealization; they govern ideal agents in ideal circumstances. In Realistic Decision Theory, Paul Weirch adds practicality to decision theory by formulating principles applying to nonideal agents in nonideal circumstances, such as real people coping with complex decisions. Bridging the gap between normative demands and psychological resources, Realistic Decision Theory is essential reading for theorists seeking precise normative decision principles that acknowledge the limits and difficulties of human decision-making.

Ethical Choices in Contemporary Medicine

Author: Mary Ann Gardell Cutter,Raphael Sassower

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317493192

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

View: 7319


"Ethical Choices in Contemporary Medicine" jettisons the standard medical ethics models of "rights" language and shows how the bioethical problems that receive attention from the media and the public are related to and are explicable in terms of the epistemological foundations of science and medicine. These epistemological concerns include how medical knowledge is established (scientific validity), how medical protocols are administered (checks and balances), how medical certainty is evaluated (probability) and medical responsibility is framed (personal or collective), and how medical knowledge is transmitted (popular media versus professional journals) and how medical care is allocated (insurance policies and government subsides). The book examines the present predicaments of medicine within a broad cultural context and suggests that rational discourse and parochial ethical dialogue may be futile in the face of competing and incommensurable frameworks and agendas, attitudes and wishes. The authors show that, in the postmodern age, two interrelated issues surface when it comes to medicine. On the one hand, there is a strong critique of science and the privileges associated with the scientific discourse and, on the other, there is still a deep-seated quest for certainty in all medical matters.

International Encyclopedia of Hospitality Management

Author: Abraham Pizam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136394168

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 736

View: 7521


The International Encyclopedia of Hospitality Management covers all of the relevant issues in the field of hospitality management from both a sectoral level: * Lodging * Restaurants * Clubs * Time-share * Conventions As well as a functional one: * Accounting & finance * Marketing * Human resources * Information technology * Facilities management Its unique user-friendly structure enables readers to find exactly the information they require at a glance; whether they require broad detail which takes a more cross-sectional view across each subject field, or more focussed information which looks closely at specific topics and issues within the hospitality industry today. Section Editors: Peter Harris - ACCOUNTING & FINANCE Oxford Brookes University, UK Zheng Gu - ACCOUNTING & FINANCE University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA Randall Upchurch - CLUB MANAGEMENT & TIMESHARE MANAGEMENT University of Central Florida, USA Patti Shock - EVENT MANAGEMENT University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA Deborah Breiter - EVENT MANAGEMENT University of Central Florida, USA David Stipanuk - FACILITIES MANAGEMENT Cornell University, USA Darren Lee-Ross - HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT James Cook University, Australia Gill Maxwell - HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT Caledonian Glasgow University, UK Dimitrios Buhalis - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY University of Surrey, UK Allan Stutts - LODGING MANAGEMENT American Intercontinental University, USA Stowe Shoemaker - MARKETING University of Houston, USA Linda Shea - MARKETING University of Massachusetts, USA Dennis Reynolds - RESTAURANTS & FOODSERVICE MANAGEMENT Washington State University, USA Arie Reichel - STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT Ben-Gurion University, Israel