Advanced Mathematical Economics


Author: Rakesh V. Vohra

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415700078

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 194

View: 1732

"Of interest to advanced students of economics as well as those seeking a greater understanding of the influence of mathematics on 'the dismal science'. Advanced Mathematical Economics follows a long and celebrated tradition of the application of mathematical concepts to the social and physical sciences."--Jacket.

Mathematical Finance

Core Theory, Problems and Statistical Algorithms


Author: Nikolai Dokuchaev

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134121989

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 8446

Written in a rigorous yet logical and easy to use style, spanning a range of disciplines, including business, mathematics, finance and economics, this comprehensive textbook offers a systematic, self-sufficient yet concise presentation of the main topics and related parts of stochastic analysis and statistical finance that are covered in the majority of university programmes. Providing all explanations of basic concepts and results with proofs and numerous examples and problems, it includes: an introduction to probability theory a detailed study of discrete and continuous time market models a comprehensive review of Ito calculus and statistical methods as a basis for statistical estimation of models for pricing a detailed discussion of options and their pricing, including American options in a continuous time setting. An excellent introduction to the topic, this textbook is an essential resource for all students on undergraduate and postgraduate courses and advanced degree programs in econometrics, finance, applied mathematics and mathematical modelling as well as academics and practitioners.

Behavioural Economics and Finance


Author: Michelle Baddeley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136250093

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 310

View: 9952

Standard models in economics and finance usually assume that people are rational, self-interested maximisers, effectively co-ordinated via the invisible hand of the price mechanism. Whilst these approaches produce tractable, simple models, they cannot fully capture the uncertainties and instabilities that affect everyday choices in today’s complex world. Insights from the other social and behavioural sciences can help to fill the gap and behavioural economics is the subject which brings economics and finance together with psychology, neuroscience and sociology. Behavioural Economics and Finance introduces the reader to some of the key concepts and insights from this rich, inter-disciplinary approach to real-world decision-making.

Behavioral Economics


Author: Edward Cartwright

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136725148

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 488

View: 3057

This textbook is a first major introduction to behavioral economics, designed primarily for advanced undergraduate students. Unquestionably the hottest new field to have emerged in the social sciences over the past decade, behavioral considerations are now making themselves felt across academia and beyond and books such as Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein’s Nudge have become blueprints for a new way of thinking. This text will introduce all the key concepts to a student audience. Although grounded in game theory and experimental economics, the focus of the text is very much on Behavior as opposed to Games. The field is presented as a coherent subject and the text covers a host of cutting edge developments including the analysis of fairness, reciprocity and altruism, as well as the brave new frontier of neuroeconomics.

Mathematics for Economics and Finance


Author: Michael Harrison,Patrick Waldron

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136819215

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 8186

The aim of this book is to bring students of economics and finance who have only an introductory background in mathematics up to a quite advanced level in the subject, thus preparing them for the core mathematical demands of econometrics, economic theory, quantitative finance and mathematical economics, which they are likely to encounter in their final-year courses and beyond. The level of the book will also be useful for those embarking on the first year of their graduate studies in Business, Economics or Finance. The book also serves as an introduction to quantitative economics and finance for mathematics students at undergraduate level and above. In recent years, mathematics graduates have been increasingly expected to have skills in practical subjects such as economics and finance, just as economics graduates have been expected to have an increasingly strong grounding in mathematics. The authors avoid the pitfalls of many texts that become too theoretical. The use of mathematical methods in the real world is never lost sight of and quantitative analysis is brought to bear on a variety of topics including foreign exchange rates and other macro level issues.

Understanding Macroeconomic Theory


Author: Bradley T. Ewing,John M. Barron,Gerald J. Lynch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135990581

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 1618

At each point in time, individuals make choices with respect to the acquisition, sale, and/or use of a variety of different goods. Such activity can be summarized by aggregate variables such as an economy’s total production of various goods and services, the aggregate level of unemployment, the general level of interest rates, and the overall level of prices. The focus of this book is on developing simple theoretical models that provide insight into the reasons for fluctuations in such aggregate variables. The models included explore how shocks or ‘impulses’ to the economy (e.g. changes to technology, the money supply, or government policy) impact individuals’ behaviour in specific markets, and the resulting implications in terms of changes in aggregate variables. This book provides the reader with an in-depth understanding of standard theoretical models: Walrasian, Keynesian and Neoclassical. Pedagogically sophisticated, it is theoretically based, rigorous and includes a host of real world case studies and exercises. Underpinned by solid microfoundations, it is written in a concise, accessible style and is an indispensable tool for all students who wish to a gain a firm grounding in the complexities of macroeconomic theories as well as government and private sector researchers of macroeconomics.

Computational Economics

A concise introduction


Author: Oscar Afonso,Paulo B. Vasconcelos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317508653

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 290

View: 1280

Computational Economics: A concise introduction is a comprehensive textbook designed to help students move from the traditional and comparative static analysis of economic models, to a modern and dynamic computational study. The ability to equate an economic problem, to formulate it into a mathematical model and to solve it computationally is becoming a crucial and distinctive competence for most economists. This vital textbook is organized around static and dynamic models, covering both macro and microeconomic topics, exploring the numerical techniques required to solve those models. A key aim of the book is to enable students to develop the ability to modify the models themselves so that, using the MATLAB/Octave codes provided on the book and on the website, students can demonstrate a complete understanding of computational methods. This textbook is innovative, easy to read and highly focused, providing students of economics with the skills needed to understand the essentials of using numerical methods to solve economic problems. It also provides more technical readers with an easy way to cope with economics through modelling and simulation. Later in the book, more elaborate economic models and advanced numerical methods are introduced which will prove valuable to those in more advanced study. This book is ideal for all students of economics, mathematics, computer science and engineering taking classes on Computational or Numerical Economics.

Information Economics


Author: Urs Birchler,Monika Bütler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134190573

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 488

View: 2214

This new text book by Urs Birchler and Monika Butler is an introduction to the study of how information affects economic relations. The authors provide a narrative treatment of the more formal concepts of Information Economics, using easy to understand and lively illustrations from film and literature and nutshell examples. The book first covers the economics of information in a 'man versus nature' context, explaining basic concepts like rational updating or the value of information. Then in a 'man versus man' setting, Birchler and Butler describe strategic issues in the use of information: the make-buy-or-copy decision, the working and failure of markets and the important role of outguessing each other in a macroeconomic context. It closes with a 'man versus himself' perspective, focusing on information management within the individual. This book also comes with a supporting website (, maintained by the authors.

Empirical Development Economics


Author: Måns Söderbom,Francis Teal,Markus Eberhardt,Simon Quinn,Andrew Zeitlin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135093407

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 434

View: 2137

Understanding why so many people across the world are so poor is one of the central intellectual challenges of our time. This book provides the tools and data that will enable students, researchers and professionals to address that issue. Empirical Development Economics has been designed as a hands-on teaching tool to investigate the causes of poverty. The book begins by introducing the quantitative approach to development economics. Each section uses data to illustrate key policy issues. Part One focuses on the basics of understanding the role of education, technology and institutions in determining why incomes differ so much across individuals and countries. In Part Two, the focus is on techniques to address a number of topics in development, including how firms invest, how households decide how much to spend on their children’s education, whether microcredit helps the poor, whether food aid works, who gets private schooling and whether property rights enhance investment. A distinctive feature of the book is its presentation of a range of approaches to studying development questions. Development economics has undergone a major change in focus over the last decade with the rise of experimental methods to address development issues; this book shows how these methods relate to more traditional ones. Please visit the book's website for more information:


das internationale Standardwerk der Makro- und Mikroökonomie


Author: Paul Anthony Samuelson,William D. Nordhaus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783868800890


Page: 1046

View: 4170

Advanced Econometric Theory


Author: John Chipman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134340443

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

View: 797

When learning econometrics, what better way than to be taught by one of its masters. In this significant new volume, John Chipman, the eminence grise of econometrics, presents his classic lectures in econometric theory. Starting with the linear regression model, least squares, Gauss-Markov theory and the first principals of econometrics, this book guides the introductory student to an advanced stage of ability. The text covers multicollinearity and reduced-rank estimation, the treatment of linear restrictions and minimax estimation. Also included are chapters on the autocorrelation of residuals and simultaneous-equation estimation. By the end of the text, students will have a solid grounding in econometrics. Despite the frequent complexity of the subject matter, Chipman's clear explanations, concise prose and sharp analysis make this book stand out from others in the field. With mathematical rigor sharpened by a lifetime of econometric analysis, this significant volume is sure to become a seminal and indispensable text in this area.

Mathematics for Economists with Applications


Author: James Bergin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317820150

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 712

View: 5699

Mathematics for Economists with Applications provides detailed coverage of the mathematical techniques essential for undergraduate and introductory graduate work in economics, business and finance. Beginning with linear algebra and matrix theory, the book develops the techniques of univariate and multivariate calculus used in economics, proceeding to discuss the theory of optimization in detail. Integration, differential and difference equations are considered in subsequent chapters. Uniquely, the book also features a discussion of statistics and probability, including a study of the key distributions and their role in hypothesis testing. Throughout the text, large numbers of new and insightful examples and an extensive use of graphs explain and motivate the material. Each chapter develops from an elementary level and builds to more advanced topics, providing logical progression for the student, and enabling instructors to prescribe material to the required level of the course. With coverage substantial in depth as well as breadth, and including a companion website at, containing exercises related to the worked examples from each chapter of the book, Mathematics for Economists with Applications contains everything needed to understand and apply the mathematical methods and practices fundamental to the study of economics.

Financial Econometrics


Author: Peijie Wang

Publisher: Taylor & Francis US

ISBN: 9780415426695

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 4797

An essential toolkit for all students wishing to know more about the modelling of financial time series, this second edition, including new chapters which cover limited dependent variables and panel data, is a key resource for all graduate and advanced undergraduate students of econometrics and finance.

Economics of the Law

A Primer


Author: Wolfgang Weigel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134145357

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 2118

There is an ever-increasing interest in the question of how and why legal norms can effectively guide human action. This compact volume demonstrates how economic tools can be used to examine this question and scrutinize these legal norms. Indeed, this is one of the first text to be based on civil law instead of the more usual common law, situating the study of both private and public law within the framework of institutional economics, with recommendations for further reading and a list of key terms in each chapter. Besides the standard economic problems in property, tort, contract, crime and litigation, areas covered include: new institutional economics public choice constitutional law public administrations regulatory impact analysis. This book is essential reading for students in law schools and economics departments alike, particularly those engaged with the methodology of law and economics, applied economics and economic methods of legal policy.

Mathematik für Ökonomen

Grundlagen, Methoden und Anwendungen


Author: Alpha C. Chiang,Kevin Wainwright,Harald Nitsch

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800645122

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 476

View: 7450

Klar und verständlich: Mathematik für Ökonomen. Für viele Studierende der BWL und VWL hat die Mathematik eine ähnliche Anziehungskraft wie bittere Medizin notwendig, aber extrem unangenehm. Das muss nicht sein. Mit diesem Buch gelingt es jedem, die Methoden zu erlernen. Anhand konkreter ökonomischer Anwendungen wird die Mathematik sehr anschaulich erklärt. Schnelle Lernerfolge Von der Wiederholung des Abiturwissens bis zum Niveau aktueller ökonomischer Lehrbücher wird Schritt für Schritt vorgegangen und alle wichtigen Bereiche der Mathematik systematisch erklärt. Der Lernerfolg stellt sich schnell ein: die klare und ausführliche Darstellung sowie die graphische Unterstützung machen es möglich.

Essentials of Advanced Macroeconomic Theory


Author: Ola Olsson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113649460X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 152

View: 6336

Trying to summarize the essentials of macroeconomic theory in the wake of the financial crisis that has shaken not only Western economies but also the macroeconomic profession is no easy task. In particular, the notion that markets are self-correcting and always in equilibrium appears to have taken a heavy blow. However, the jury is still out on which areas should be considered as failures and what which constitute the future of research. The overall aim of this text is to provide a compact overview of the contributions that are currently regarded as the most important for macroeconomic analysis and to equip the reader with the essential theoretical knowledge that all advanced students in macroeconomics should be acquainted with. The result is a compact text that should act as the perfect complement to further study of macroeconomics: an introduction to the key concepts discussed in the journal literature and suitable for students from upper undergraduate level through to PhD courses.

Mathematik und Technologie


Author: Christiane Rousseau,Yvan Saint-Aubin

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642300928

Category: Mathematics

Page: 609

View: 1378

Zusammen mit der Abstraktion ist die Mathematik das entscheidende Werkzeug für technologische Innovationen. Das Buch bietet eine Einführung in zahlreiche Anwendungen der Mathematik auf dem Gebiet der Technologie. Meist werden moderne Anwendungen dargestellt, die heute zum Alltag gehören. Die mathematischen Grundlagen für technologische Anwendungen sind dabei relativ elementar, was die Leistungsstärke der mathematischen Modellbildung und der mathematischen Hilfsmittel beweist. Mit zahlreichen originellen Übungen am Ende eines jeden Kapitels.