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Thompson, James R.

Overview
Works: 6 works in 42 publications in 1 language and 3,573 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Academic theses 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3559.R8, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about James R Thompson
 
Most widely held works by James R Thompson
John Irving by Carol C Harter( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of John Irving
E.L. Doctorow by Carol C Harter( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this study of Doctorow's major works, Harter and Thompson examine the author's critical and popular success. They focus on the variety and versatility of his writing, the historical and cultural considerations that inform all of his fiction, and explicate the multiple connections between history, autobiography, and fiction in Doctorow's writings. The authors argue that at the center of Doctorow's art is his primary concern with his characters' consciences, rather than their ideology. They also cover the allegorical patterns and disarming realism that are important features of Doctorow's works. ISBN 0-8057-7604-4: $21.95
Leigh Hunt by James R Thompson( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Leigh Hunt
Thomas Lovell Beddoes by James R Thompson( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Credit risk, insurance and banking : a study of moral hazard and asymmetric information by James R Thompson( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation investigates agency problems within risk transfer contracts. We pay particular attention to the consequences of credit risk transfer in the context of banking. The first two chapters provide an introduction and literature review. We then analyze the effect of counterparty risk on financial insurance contracts in the following two chapters, and uncover a new moral hazard problem on the part of the insurer. If the insurer believes it is unlikely that a claim will be made, it is advantageous for them to invest in assets which earn higher returns, but may not be readily available if needed. We find that counterparty risk can create an incentive for the insured to reveal superior information about the risk of their "investment". In particular, a unique separating equilibrium may exist even in the absence of any signalling device. This constitutes a first example in which the separation of types can be achieved without a costly signalling device. Our research suggests that regulators should be wary of risk being offloaded to other, possibly unstable parties, especially in financial markets such as that of credit derivatives. The fifth chapter models loan sales and loan insurance (e.g. credit default swaps) as two key instruments of risk transfer within the banking environment. Recent empirical evidence suggests that the asymmetric information problem is as relevant in loan insurance as it is in loan sales. Contrary to previous literature, this paper allows for informational asymmetries in both markets. Our results show that a well capitalized bank will tend to use loan insurance regardless of loan quality in the presence of moral hazard and relationship banking costs of loan sales. Finally, we show that a poorly capitalized bank may be forced into the loan sales market, even in the presence of possibly significant moral hazard and relationship banking costs that can depress the selling price
 
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Languages
English (37)