Elaine P. Harris

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The increasing expectation for easy, yet full remote access to library materials necessitates innovative thinking on the part of libraries. Other traditional methods of providing access don't always meet the needs of the library or the patrons. This paper describes the project of one library to develop a Virtual Desktop, making access easy to grant or(More)
The theoretical definition of risk applies where possible outcomes are known and the probability of those outcomes can be estimated. Risk analysis techniques therefore focus on the effect of risk. Several surveys indicate that these techniques are normally complemented or dominated by subjective or intuitive assessments of risk which has prompted a debate(More)
This paper develops and implements a technique for estimating a model of the bid/ask spread. The spread is decomposed into two components, one due to asymmetric information and one due to inventory costs, specialist monopoly power, and clearing costs. The model is estimated using NYSE common stock transaction prices in the period 1981-1983. Cross-sectionaI(More)
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