Financial economics, and the calculations of time and uncertainty derived from it, are playing an increasingly important role in non-finance areas, such as monetary and environmental economics. In this 2001 book, Professors Le Roy and Werner supply a rigorous yet accessible graduate-level introduction to this subfield of microeconomic theory and general equilibrium theory. Since students often find the link between financial economics and equilibrium theory hard to grasp, they devote less attention to purely financial topics such as calculation of derivatives, while aiming to make the connection explicit and clear in each stage of the exposition. Emphasis is placed on detailed study of two-date models, because almost all of the key ideas in financial economics can be developed in the two-date setting. In addition to rigorous analysis, substantial sections of discussion and examples are included to make the ideas readily understandable.
This graduate-level 2001 introduction links financial economics with equilibrium theory and emphasises two-date models.
Author: Stephen F. LeRoy, Jan Werner
This second edition provides a rigorous yet accessible graduate-level introduction to financial economics. Since students often find the link between financial economics and equilibrium theory hard to grasp, less attention is given to purely financial topics, such as valuation of derivatives, and more emphasis is placed on making the connection with equilibrium theory explicit and clear. This book also provides a detailed study of two-date models because almost all of the key ideas in financial economics can be developed in the two-date setting. Substantial discussions and examples are included to make the ideas readily understandable. Several chapters in this new edition have been reordered and revised to deal with portfolio restrictions sequentially and more clearly, and an extended discussion on portfolio choice and optimal allocation of risk is available. The most important additions are new chapters on infinite-time security markets, exploring, among other topics, the possibility of price bubbles.
“An Outline of Financial Economics” presents a systematic treatment of the theory and methodology of finance and economics. The book follows an analytical and geometric methodology, explaining technical terms and mathematical operations in clear, non-technical language, and providing intuitive explanations of the mathematical results. The text begins with a discussion of financial instruments, which form the basis of finance theory, and goes on to analyze bonds – which are regarded as fixed income securities – in a simple framework, and to discuss the valuation of stocks and cash flows in detail. Highly relevant topics such as attitudes toward risk, uncertainty, the financial structure of a firm, stochastic dominance, portfolio management, option pricing and conditions for non-arbitrage are analyzed explicitly. Because of its wide coverage and analytical, articulate and authoritative presentation, “An Outline of Financial Economics” will be an indispensable book for finance researchers and undergraduate and graduate students in fields such as economics, finance, econometrics, statistics and mathematics.
Principles of Finance
Author: Scott Besley, Eugene F. Brigham
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Give your students a strong foundation in contemporary finance using the latest PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE, 5E by leading finance authors Besley and Brigham. This dynamic survey text addresses today's most relevant financial concepts as students examine current financial markets and institutions, investments, and managerial finance. An ideal choice for corporate finance topics, this edition is more practical than ever before. New Learning Objectives, Chapter Summaries, and in-chapter Self Tests ensure readers fully understanding concepts, while revised coverage further clarifies the presentation of time value of money and other complex concepts. When relevant, this edition now discusses the impact of the 2007-2009 financial market meltdown on finance today and clearly connects topics to students' personal finance decisions. Students see how concepts influence both immediate and long-term common financial decisions. Students learn to use spreadsheets for financial decisions and financial problem solving. The book's modular format allows you to present concepts in the order that best suits your course. The book begins by discussing principles of financial systems and business organizations, then addresses valuation concepts and corporate decision making and concludes with investment fundamentals.Count on PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE, 5E to offer the diversity of coverage and practical strengths your students need for success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Thorsten Hens, Marc Oliver Rieger
Financial economics is a fascinating topic where ideas from economics, mathematics and, most recently, psychology are combined to understand financial markets. This book gives a concise introduction into this field and includes for the first time recent results from behavioral finance that help to understand many puzzles in traditional finance. The book is tailor made for master and PhD students and includes tests and exercises that enable the students to keep track of their progress. Parts of the book can also be used on a bachelor level. Researchers will find it particularly useful as a source for recent results in behavioral finance and decision theory.
This textbook takes the reader from the level of microeconomics principles through to modern asset pricing theory. Yvan Lengwiler elegantly links together issues that have in the past been the territory of general economic theorists on the one hand, and financial economists on the other. In a sequence of carefully explained steps, the reader learns how the first welfare theorem is used in asset pricing theory. The book then moves on to explore Radner economies and von Neumann-Morgenstern decision theory, and this section culminates in Wilson's mutuality principle and the consumption-based CAPM. This is then put into a dynamic setting, and term structure models are introduced. The empirical shortcomings of the standard asset pricing models are extensively discussed, as is research from the last twenty years aimed at bringing theory in line with reality. The reader is brought up to date on the latest areas of concern, such as habit formation, the consequences of heterogeneity, demographic effects, changing tax regimes, market frictions, and the implications of prospect theory for asset pricing. Aimed at masters or Ph.D. students specializing in financial economics, the book can also be used as a supplementary text for students of macroeconomics at this advanced level and will be of interest to finance professionals with a background in economics and mathematics. It includes problems (with solutions), and an accompanying website provides supporting material for lecturers.
Author: Frank J. Fabozzi, Edwin H. Neave, Guofu Zhou
Publisher: Wiley Global Education
Financial Economics, by Frank Fabozzi, Ted Neave, and Gaofu Zhou, presents an introduction to basic financial ideas through a strong grounding in microeconomic theory. This calculus based text explores the theoretical framework for analyzing the decisions by individuals and managers of firms, an area which is coming to both financial economics and microeconomics. It also explores the interplay of these decisions on the prices of financial assets. The authors provide rigorous coverage aimed at assisting the undergraduate and masters-level students to better understand the principles and practical application of financial economic theory. In addition, the book serves as a supplemental reference for doctoral students in economics and finance, as well as for practitioners who are interested in knowing more about the theory and intuition behind many coming practices in finance. In short, the book focuses on economic principles and on putting these principles to work in the various fields of finance - financial management, investment management, risk management, and asset and derivatives pricing.
Author: Chris Jones
Whilst many undergraduate finance textbooks are largely descriptive in nature, the economic analysis in most graduate texts is too advanced for latter year undergraduates. This book bridges the gap between these two extremes, offering a textbook that studies economic activity in financial markets, focusing on how consumers determine future consumption and on the role of financial securities. Areas covered in include: an examination of the role of finance in the economy using basic economic principles, eventually progressing to introductory graduate analysis a microeconomic study of capital asset pricing when there is risk, inflation, taxes and asymmetric information an emphasis on economic intuition using geometry to explain formal analysis an extended treatment of corporate finance and the evaluation of public policy.
Introduction -- Fundamentals of commodity economics : supply -- Fundamentals of commodity economics : demand -- Fundamentals of commodity derivatives -- Economics & financial activities behind derivatives -- Real optionality & valuation -- Commodity beta : diversification and inflation protection -- Commodity alpha : risk premia -- Geopolitics and commodities -- Commodity markets & financial regulation -- Electricity markets -- Notes -- Index
Financial Economics: A Simple Introduction offers an accessible guide to the central ideas and methods of financial economics, with examples and calculations, empirical evidence, and over 20 diagrams to support the analysis. Understand consumption and investment decisions, intertemporal choice, indifference curves and the marginal rate of substitution, production possibilities and the marginal rate of transformation, rates of return, the financial market line, borrowing and lending, and the Fisher Separation Theorem. Portfolio theory examines expected returns, standard deviation and variance risk, covariance, correlation, asset diversification, market portfolio, a risk-free asset, the capital market line, and the Tobin Separation Theorem. The capital asset pricing model (CAPM) explores diversifiable and non-diversifiable risk, the beta risk factor, calculation of an asset’s expected return, the security market line, asset evaluation, and empirical evidence on the CAPM. Market efficiency looks at the efficient market hypothesis (EMH), weak, semi-strong, and strong form efficiency, and the literature on technical and fundamental analysis strategies to beat the market.
Author: Harry H. Panjer, Phelim P. Boyle
Publisher: Society of Actuaries
Offering exceptional resources for students and instructors, Principles of Finance with Excel, Third Edition, combines classroom-tested pedagogy with the powerful functions of Excel software. Authors Simon Benninga and Tal Mofkadi show students how spreadsheets provide new and deeper insightsinto financial decision making.The third edition of Principles of Finance with Excel covers the same topics as standard financial textbooks - including portfolios, capital asset pricing models, stock and bond valuation, capital structure and dividend policy, and option pricing - and can therefore be used in any introductorycourse. In addition, it introduces Excel software as it applies to finance students and practitioners. Throughout the book, the implementation of finance concepts with Excel software is demonstrated and explained. A separate section of PFE provides thorough coverage of all Excel software topics usedin the book: graphs, function data tables, dates, Goal Seek, and Solver.Visit www.oup.com/us/benninga for student and instructor resources, including all the spreadsheets used as examples in the text and in the end-of-chapter problems.
Principles of Financial Engineering, Third Edition, is a highly acclaimed text on the fast-paced and complex subject of financial engineering. This updated edition describes the "engineering" elements of financial engineering instead of the mathematics underlying it. It shows how to use financial tools to accomplish a goal rather than describing the tools themselves. It lays emphasis on the engineering aspects of derivatives (how to create them) rather than their pricing (how they act) in relation to other instruments, the financial markets, and financial market practices. This volume explains ways to create financial tools and how the tools work together to achieve specific goals. Applications are illustrated using real-world examples. It presents three new chapters on financial engineering in topics ranging from commodity markets to financial engineering applications in hedge fund strategies, correlation swaps, structural models of default, capital structure arbitrage, contingent convertibles, and how to incorporate counterparty risk into derivatives pricing. Poised midway between intuition, actual events, and financial mathematics, this book can be used to solve problems in risk management, taxation, regulation, and above all, pricing. A solutions manual enhances the text by presenting additional cases and solutions to exercises. This latest edition of Principles of Financial Engineering is ideal for financial engineers, quantitative analysts in banks and investment houses, and other financial industry professionals. It is also highly recommended to graduate students in financial engineering and financial mathematics programs. The Third Edition presents three new chapters on financial engineering in commodity markets, financial engineering applications in hedge fund strategies, correlation swaps, structural models of default, capital structure arbitrage, contingent convertibles and how to incorporate counterparty risk into derivatives pricing, among other topics. Additions, clarifications, and illustrations throughout the volume show these instruments at work instead of explaining how they should act The solutions manual enhances the text by presenting additional cases and solutions to exercises