The book features eight studies related to governance and risk. It provides a critical evaluation of Basel II, and questions the significance of corruption in country risk analysis and investors' decision making. It offers a reliable model of early warning credit signals that helps managers to detect default risks, and provides a risk-based analysis of alternative production systems in Pakistan. It analyzes the effects of market liberalization on volatility spill-over across the globe, and examines past and future prospects for the Iraqi stock exchange. Finally, it proposes securitization as a means to finance costs of reconstruction in Iraq.
SIMA MOTAMEN-SAMADIAN is a Principal Lecturer, and the Director of the Centre for the Study of Emerging Markets (CSEM) at Westminster Business School, UK. She obtained her MA and PhD in Economics from Essex University and worked at Tehran University, City University Business School and Portsmouth University. She has co-edited International Debt and Central Banking in the 1980's with Z. Rez (Macmillan, 1987), Emerging Markets: Past and Present Experiences, and Future Prospects with C. Garido (Macmillan, 2000), and edited Dynamic Models and Their Application in Emerging and Global Markets (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), Capital Flows and Direct Foreign Investment in Emerging Markets (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005) and Risk Management in Emerging Markets (Palgrave Macmillan 2005).