Advanced Mathematical Economics


Author: Rakesh V. Vohra

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415700078

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 194

View: 4166

"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: 9323

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: 6874

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.

Advanced Econometric Theory


Author: John Chipman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134340443

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

View: 958

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 Economics and Finance


Author: Michael Harrison,Professor of Pediatric Surgery and Director of the Fetal Treatment/Transplant Center Michael Harrison,Patrick Waldron

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136819223

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 742

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.

Understanding Macroeconomic Theory


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

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135990581

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 887

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.

Culture and Economics

On Values, Economics and International Business


Author: Eelke de Jong

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415438889

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 255

View: 7460

The aim of this book is to embed the 'new culturalism' theoretically and relate it to longer-standing debates about culture and/or economy. The result is the first significant text book to explore the interrelationship between culture and economics.

Information Economics


Author: Urs Birchler,Monika Bütler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134190573

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 488

View: 7711

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.