Quantifying and Controlling Catastrophic Risks

Quantifying and Controlling Catastrophic Risks
Author: B. John Garrick,Robert F. Christie
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 351
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 0123746019
ISBN 13: 9780123746016
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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One of the first books to address both natural and human generated disasters, topics include events such as pandemic diseases, climate changes, major hurricanes, super earthquakes, mega tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, industrial accidents and terrorist attacks. Case studies appear at the end of the book allowing engineers to see how these principles are applied to scenarios such as a super hurricane or mega tsunamis, a reactor core melt down in a nuclear plant, a terrorist attack on the national electric grid, and an abrupt climate change brought about by a change in the ocean currents in the North Atlantic. Written by the current Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board, Environmental risk managers will find this reference a valuable and authoritative guide both in accurately calculating risk and its applications in their work.-

QFinance

QFinance
Author: Various Authors
Publsiher: Bloomsbury USA
Total Pages: 2200
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 9781849300001
ISBN 13: 1849300003
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

QFinance Book Review:

Compiled by more than 300 of the world's leading professionals, visionaries, writers and educators, this is THE first-stop reference resource and knowledge base for finance. QFINANCE covers an extensive range of finance topics with unique insight, authoritative information, practical guidance and thought-provoking widsom. Unmatched for in-depth content, QFINANCE contains more than 2 million words of text, data analysis, critical summaries and bonus online content. Created by Bloomsbury Publishing in association with the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) Authority, QFINANCE is the expert reference resource for finance professionals, academics, students, journalists and writers. QFINANCE: The Ultimate Resource Special Features: Best Practice and Viewpoint Essays – Finance leaders, experts and educators address how to resolve the most crucial issues and challenges facing business today. Finance Checklists – Step-by-step guides offer problem-solving solutions including hedging interest-rate risk, governance practices, project appraisal, estimating enterprise value and managing credit ratings. Calculations and Ratios – Essential mathematical tools include how to calculate return on investment, return on shareholders’ equity, working capital productivity, EVA, risk-adjusted rate of return, CAPM, etc. Finance Thinkers and Leaders – Illuminating biographies of 50 of the leading figures in modern finance including Joseph De La Vega, Louis Bachelier, Franco Modigliani, Paul Samuelson, and Myron Scholes Finance Library digests –Summaries of more than 130 key works ranging from “Against the Gods” to “Portfolio Theory & Capital Markets” and “The Great Crash”. Country and Sector Profiles – In-depth analysis of 102 countries and 26 sectors providing essential primary research resource for direct or indirect investment. Finance Information Sources – A select list of the best resources for further information on finance and accounting worldwide, both in print and online, including books, journal articles, magazines, internet, and organizations Finance Dictionary – A comprehensive jargon-free, easy-to-use dictionary of more than 9,000 finance and banking terms used globally. Quotations – More than 2,000 business relevant quotations. Free access to QFinance Online Resources (www.qfinance.com): Get daily content updates, podcasts, online events and use our fully searchable database.

The Owner s Role in Project Risk Management

The Owner s Role in Project Risk Management
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment,Committee for Oversight and Assessment of U.S. Department of Energy Project Management
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 102
Release: 2005-03-25
ISBN 10: 0309095182
ISBN 13: 9780309095181
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Effective risk management is essential for the success of large projects built and operated by the Department of Energy (DOE), particularly for the one-of-a-kind projects that characterize much of its mission. To enhance DOE’s risk management efforts, the department asked the NRC to prepare a summary of the most effective practices used by leading owner organizations. The study’s primary objective was to provide DOE project managers with a basic understanding of both the project owner’s risk management role and effective oversight of those risk management activities delegated to contractors.

Value at Risk 3rd Ed

Value at Risk  3rd Ed
Author: Philippe Jorion
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2006-11-09
ISBN 10: 0071736921
ISBN 13: 9780071736923
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Since its original publication, Value at Risk has become the industry standard in risk management. Now in its Third Edition, this international bestseller addresses the fundamental changes in the field that have occurred across the globe in recent years. Philippe Jorion provides the most current information needed to understand and implement VAR-as well as manage newer dimensions of financial risk. Featured updates include: An increased emphasis on operational risk Using VAR for integrated risk management and to measure economic capital Applications of VAR to risk budgeting in investment management Discussion of new risk-management techniques, including extreme value theory, principal components, and copulas Extensive coverage of the recently finalized Basel II capital adequacy rules for commercial banks, integrated throughout the book A major new feature of the Third Edition is the addition of short questions and exercises at the end of each chapter, making it even easier to check progress. Detailed answers are posted on the companion web site www.pjorion.com/var/. The web site contains other materials, including additional questions that course instructors can assign to their students. Jorion leaves no stone unturned, addressing the building blocks of VAR from computing and backtesting models to forecasting risk and correlations. He outlines the use of VAR to measure and control risk for trading, for investment management, and for enterprise-wide risk management. He also points out key pitfalls to watch out for in risk-management systems. The value-at-risk approach continues to improve worldwide standards for managing numerous types of risk. Now more than ever, professionals can depend on Value at Risk for comprehensive, authoritative counsel on VAR, its application, and its results-and to keep ahead of the curve.

Offshore Engineering

Offshore Engineering
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1977
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:B4012263
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Offshore Structures Engineering

Offshore Structures Engineering
Author: Fernando Luiz Lobo Carneiro,Agustin J. Ferrante,C. A. Brebbia
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 424
Release: 1979
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822010883676
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Proceedings of PSAM II

Proceedings of PSAM  II
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1994
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000026026817
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Conference Proceedings

Conference Proceedings
Author: Society of Plastics Engineers. Technical Conference
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1997
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000044424176
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Transactions of the American Nuclear Society

Transactions of the American Nuclear Society
Author: American Nuclear Society
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015047827905
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transactions of the American Nuclear Society Book Review:

Each volume contains proceedings of the annual conference of the American Nuclear Society.

Catastrophic Risks and Insurance

Catastrophic Risks and Insurance
Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Publsiher: OECD
Total Pages: 421
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105121946094
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catastrophic Risks and Insurance Book Review:

This volume is the eighth of a series devoted to major policy issues in insurance, and sets out the proceedings of a conference, held in Paris in November 2004, to discuss options for dealing with losses caused by large-scale disasters. It contains a selection of papers and reports which focus on three key issues: the insurability of catastrophic risks; the extent to which financial markets can help address the risks of both natural disasters and terrorism; and the role of governments and public-private partnerships in the management of such risks.

Australian CPA

Australian CPA
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951P00778268E
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Project Management Question and Answer Book

The Project Management Question and Answer Book
Author: Michael Newell,Marina Grashina
Publsiher: AMACOM
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2003-12-10
ISBN 10: 0814429270
ISBN 13: 9780814429273
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Project Management Question and Answer Book Book Review:

What is a project charter? How about a work breakdown structure? Do you know the basic steps behind risk quantification? And why is it important to be acquainted with Goldratt's critical chain theory? The Project Management Question and Answer Book is a one-stop reference that both beginning and experienced project managers will use in countless on-the-job situations. Providing the answers to critical questions, from the simplest to the most advanced, the book is arranged to get you the information you need the moment you need it. You'll find helpful explanations of crucial project management issues, including: * Why PM is useful to you and your organization * How to interact with project stakeholders to maximize productivity * How to establish realistic cost, schedule, and scope baselines * What management techniques can be used to motivate teams * What methods you can use for evaluating project team performance Packed with case studies and examples, The Project Management Question and Answer Book is an indispensable guide covering everything from estimates, quality control, and communications, to time-, risk-, and human resource management. It is a practical, constantly usable resource for understanding fundamental project management issues and implementing workable solutions.

Disaster and Society

Disaster and Society
Author: José da Cruz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 242
Release: 1993
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000044421828
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Forestry Chronicle

The Forestry Chronicle
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1998
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951P00651588E
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Record

Record
Author: Society of Actuaries. Meeting
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1988
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112108119501
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Papers presented at regional and annual meetings of the Society of Actuaries.

Changes in Water Resources Systems

Changes in Water Resources Systems
Author: Nick van de Giesen,International Association of Hydrological Sciences
Publsiher: International Assn of Hydrological Sciences
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X030334240
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Changes in Water Resources Systems Book Review:

This volume provides a good sample of the many issues that are dealt with in the context of IWRM.

Industrial Process Control Systems

Industrial Process Control Systems
Author: L. Boullart,E. van Ravenzwaaij,J. P. Jansen
Publsiher: Pergamon
Total Pages: 181
Release: 1989
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105030502632
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Hardbound. With the much publicized industrial disasters which have occurred recently - Chernobyl and Piper Alpha - the importance of reliability and safety within industry has come to the forefront. These Proceedings are divided into three sessions as follows: industrial process control systems for safety applications, expert systems and diagnostics, and reliability procedures and guidelines. Papers were presented on the basics of reliability and availability theory, aiding techniques for example, expert systems, and software developments in a variety of areas, ranging from mathematics to engineering. These Proceedings will be a useful reference source for all those involved in the safety and maintenance of industrial systems.

Catastrophic Risk

Catastrophic Risk
Author: Erik Banks
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2005-09-27
ISBN 10: 0470015454
ISBN 13: 9780470015452
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Catastrophic risk is one of the most significant and challenging areas of corporate risk management. Analyze this risk for your company with Catastrophic Risk and make sure you have sufficient resources to absorb losses and avoid financial distress. The first comprehensive volume to address this topic from a financial perspective, this book is a guide to the worst financial risks threatening companies and industries today. Author Eric Banks begins with a consideration of ?catastrophe? and its mplications, looks at the state of actuarial and financial modelling of catastrophe risks, and discusses the creation of a risk management framework that will enable the efficient and secure management of exposure. Catastrophic Risk is essential reading if you're a corporate treasurer, CFO, or insurance/financial risk manager responsible for corporate risk management. Order your copy today.

Hazards

Hazards
Author: National Academy of Engineering
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1986-02-01
ISBN 10: 0309036445
ISBN 13: 9780309036443
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"In the burgeoning literature on technological hazards, this volume is one of the best," states Choice in a three-part approach, it addresses the moral, scientific, social, and commercial questions inherent in hazards management. Part I discusses how best to regulate hazards arising from chronic, low-level exposures and from low-probability events when science is unable to assign causes or estimate consequences of such hazards; Part II examines fairness in the distribution of risks and benefits of potentially hazardous technologies; and Part III presents practical lessons and cautions about managing hazardous technologies. Together, the three sections put hazard management into perspective, providing a broad spectrum of views and information.

State of New York Executive Budget

State of New York Executive Budget
Author: New York (State). Governor
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1995
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCLA:L0070796610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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