Dynamic Economic Decision Making: Strategies for Financial Risk, Capital Markets, and Monetary Policy

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"John's book emphasizes the importance of understanding the dynamic nature of the decision process with insightful applications to issues of innovation, growth, and fiscal and monetary policy. This book should be required reading for any decision maker who wishes to understand the framework for decisions and the biases that we all have that may influence our choices."—Arthur B. Laffer, former advisor to President Reagan, coauthor of Return to Prosperity: How America Can Regain Its Economic Superpower Status

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Overview

"John's book emphasizes the importance of understanding the dynamic nature of the decision process with insightful applications to issues of innovation, growth, and fiscal and monetary policy. This book should be required reading for any decision maker who wishes to understand the framework for decisions and the biases that we all have that may influence our choices."—Arthur B. Laffer, former advisor to President Reagan, coauthor of Return to Prosperity: How America Can Regain Its Economic Superpower Status

"While everywhere based on solid theory, this book is loaded with straightforward heuristics, or rules of thumb, for effective decision making that sweep away the academic gobbledygook that too often clouds forecasting and strategic decision making. In a refreshing commingling of economic principles with real-world business scenarios, Dr. Silvia unravels both the distorting biases and fallacies to which decision makers unwittingly fall prey. For practitioners interested in improving their decision-making skills and for students desiring to acquire them, this book should be a welcome companion."—Edward W. McLaughlin, Robert G. Tobin Professor of Marketing and Director, Undergraduate Program, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University

"With the experience of the Great Recession still fresh in our minds, it's easy to see how most economic problems are the result of intertwined systems. As John Silvia's Dynamic Economic Decision Making makes clear, successful decision making is a process, not an event. While most business texts are filled with complex formulas and abstract theories, what we have here is a balanced explanation that facilitates real-world analysis."—Kermit Baker, PhD, Senior Research Fellow, Joint Center for Housing Studies, Harvard University

"John Silvia's observations about the changes in the economy of the past fifty years are thought-provoking and challenge run-of-the-mill thinking. Rather than using the typical equations found in any macroeconomics textbook, Silvia examines the actual economic data that are used to evaluate the economy. Silvia does not provide the reader with a hammer in search of the perfect nail. He introduces several hammers, all of which can be used to make dynamic economic decisions."—William Davis, PhD, SPHR, Associate Dean of Working Professional Programs, Professor of the Practice of Management, Wake Forest University, Schools of Business

"Few experts understand the economy as much as John Silvia. This book offers a valuable piece of John's expertise that can help business leaders and investors navigate through the economy and the data in an increasingly uncertain world."—Steve Liesman, Senior Economics Reporter, CNBC

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470920510
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/9/2011
  • Series: Wiley Finance Series , #636
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 381
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

John E. Silvia is the Chief Economist ofWells Fargo. He has previously worked on Capitol Hill as senior economist for the U.S. Senate Joint Economic Committee and chief economist for the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. Silvia teaches in the Wake Forest MBA program, serves as a member of the Blue Chip Panel of Economic Forecasters, and is on an informal advisory group for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Preface.

Chapter 1 Dynamic Decision Making.

Chapter 2 Measuring Economic Benchmarks.

Chapter 3 Cyclical and Structural Change.

Chapter 4 Economic Dynamism.

Chapter 5 Information: The Competitive Edge.

Chapter 6 Risk Modeling and Assessment.

Chapter 7 Money, Interest Rates and Financial Markets.

Chapter 8 Strategy Risk, Uncertainty and the Role of Information.

Chapter 9 Capital Markets.

Chapter 10 Financial Ratios.

Chapter 11 Fiscal Policy as an Agent of Change.

Chapter 12 Global Capital Flows.

Chapter 13 Innovation and Its Role in Economics and Decision Making.

Appendix The Hodrick- Prescott Filter.

About the Website.

About the Author.

Index.

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