Quantitative Financial Economics

Stocks, Bonds and Foreign Exchange

Author: Keith Cuthbertson,Dirk Nitzsche

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047009172X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 736

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This new edition of the hugely successful Quantitative Financial Economics has been revised and updated to reflect the most recent theoretical and econometric/empirical advances in the financial markets. It provides an introduction to models of economic behaviour in financial markets, focusing on discrete time series analysis. Emphasis is placed on theory, testing and explaining ‘real-world’ issues. The new edition will include: Updated charts and cases studies. New companion website allowing students to put theory into practice and to test their knowledge through questions and answers. Chapters on Monte Carlo simulation, bootstrapping and market microstructure.

Corporate Finance and Valuation

Author: Bob Ryan

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781844802715

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 623

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Corporate finance is a key subject within business, but one that often presents a real challenge to those coming to grips with it for the first time. Often teachers too find it a challenging subject to put across in a practically relevant way whilst at the same time ensuring that the ‘mathematics gap’ between the capabilities of the student and the demands of theory are effectively bridged. Corporate Finance and Valuation is designed to overcome these challenges by presenting the subject in the simplest way possible and by connecting vital principles with vivid practical examples. Corporate Finance and Valuation offers a practical managerial perspective on the subject. The three themes of value, return and risk are developed and form a unifying thread throughout the book. Practical tools and techniques for identifying and solving financial problems in the real world are presented. For every practical finance problem, from estimating a company’s cost of capital through to the valuation of its intangible assets, Corporate Finance and Valuation places emphasis on how the job can be done using readily available tools and freely available data.

The Making of Monetary Policy in the UK, 1975-2000

Author: David Cobham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470855169

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 230

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Over the quarter of a century with which this book is concerned, the UK has had an extraordinarily diverse experience of monetary policy and monetary regimes. Monetary policy has been transformed, from attempts to control broad money from the supply side with the use of indirect controls on banks' lending, to an almost exclusive focus on interest rates in a context of inflation targeting. The exchange rate has at times been fixed, at other times almost perfectly flexible, and at other times again more or less managed. Meanwhile the real economy has experienced large variations in growth, together with what most observers have seen as a sharp rise and then a gradual decline in the NAIRU; inflation has varied between 25% and 2%. This is a book about the making of monetary policy in the UK, about how and why the monetary regimes changed over the period, and how and why the monetary authorities took the decisions they did about monetary growth, interest rates and the exchange rate. It includes separate chapters on monetary targeting, on policy in the second half of the 1980s, on the UK's brief membership of the ERM, on inflation targeting between 1993 and 1997, and on inflation targeting with instrument independence since 1997. It also contains a detailed analysis of the factors that influenced interest rate decisions and monetary policy with particular reference to the exchange rate, and an investigation of the nature and reasons for interest rate smoothing in the UK. "David Cobham has written an excellent history of British monetary policy over the final quarter of the 20th Century. His judgement of the political and economic context is sound and sensible. It is well written with clear and helpful tables and charts. Besides the careful historical reporting, Cobham adds some valuable extra research of his own, notably on the interaction between monetary policy and the exchange rate (Chapter 9) and on the reasons for interest rate 'smoothing' (Chapter 10)." Charles Goodhart, Norman Sosnow Professor of Banking and Finance at the London School of Economics "...an essential guide covering everything the reader could ever want to know about the UK's turbulent monetary history over the last quarter century" Charles Bean, Chief Economist, Bank of England

Handbook of Quantitative Finance and Risk Management

Author: Cheng-Few Lee,John Lee

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387771175

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1716

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Quantitative finance is a combination of economics, accounting, statistics, econometrics, mathematics, stochastic process, and computer science and technology. Increasingly, the tools of financial analysis are being applied to assess, monitor, and mitigate risk, especially in the context of globalization, market volatility, and economic crisis. This two-volume handbook, comprised of over 100 chapters, is the most comprehensive resource in the field to date, integrating the most current theory, methodology, policy, and practical applications. Showcasing contributions from an international array of experts, the Handbook of Quantitative Finance and Risk Management is unparalleled in the breadth and depth of its coverage. Volume 1 presents an overview of quantitative finance and risk management research, covering the essential theories, policies, and empirical methodologies used in the field. Chapters provide in-depth discussion of portfolio theory and investment analysis. Volume 2 covers options and option pricing theory and risk management. Volume 3 presents a wide variety of models and analytical tools. Throughout, the handbook offers illustrative case examples, worked equations, and extensive references; additional features include chapter abstracts, keywords, and author and subject indices. From "arbitrage" to "yield spreads," the Handbook of Quantitative Finance and Risk Management will serve as an essential resource for academics, educators, students, policymakers, and practitioners.

Erklärung von Preisverhalten am Nicht-Leben-Rückversicherungsmarkt anhand von nichtlinearen und rückgekoppelten Systemen

(Münchener Reihe - Beiträge zu wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Problemen der Versicherung Band 62)

Author: Christian Wolter

Publisher: VVW GmbH

ISBN: 3862981533

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 233

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Die Grundidee und das Ziel des vorliegenden Buches ist es, ein Modell aufzubauen, welches das Verhalten der Marktpreise am Nicht-Leben-Rückversicherungsmarkt und speziell das Phänomen der Versicherungszyklen erklären kann. Um dies zu erreichen, werden in der vorliegenden Arbeit sechs Schritte durchgeführt. 1. Beschreibung des Phänomens der Versicherungszyklen 2. Auswahl des Cobweb-Modells als Modellierungsbasis zur Darstellung von Preisverhalten 3. Prüfung der Anwendbarkeit auf dem Versicherungsmarkt 4. Erweiterung durch Stochastifizierung und Dynamisierung, um den Charakteristika des Produktes Versicherungsschutz gerecht zu werden 5. Übertragung auf den Rückversicherungsmarkt und Kopplung mit dem originären Cobweb-Modell auf dem Erstversicherungsmarkt 6. Beschreibung von Anwendungsklassen, empirische Validation und Vergleich des erweiterten Modells mit einer Datenreihe der Swiss Re. Der Titel befasst sich neben der mathematischen vor allem mit der betriebswirtschaftlichen Betrachtung des Themas.

The Handbook of Energy Trading

Author: Stefano Fiorenzani,Samuele Ravelli,Enrico Edoli

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111995455X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

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To thrive in today's booming energy trading market you need cutting-edge knowledge of the latest energy trading strategies, backed up by rigorous testing and practical application Unique in its practical approach, The Handbook of Energy Trading is your definitive guide. It provides a valuable insight into the latest strategies for trading energy—all tried and tested in maintaining a competitive advantage—illustrated with up-to-the-minute case studies from the energy sector. The handbook takes you through the key aspects of energy trading, from operational strategies and mathematical methods to practical techniques, with advice on structuring your energy trading business to optimise success in the energy market. A unique integrated market approach by authors who combine academic theory with vast professional and practical experience Guidance on the types of energy trading strategies and instruments and how they should be used Soaring prices and increasingly complex global markets have created an explosion in the need for robust technical knowledge in the field of energy trading, derivatives, and risk management. The Handbook of Energy Trading is essential reading for all energy trading professionals, energy traders, and risk managers, and in fact anyone who has ever asked: 'what is energy trading?'

Forecasting financial markets

exchange rates, interest rates and asset management

Author: Christian Dunis

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471966531

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 292

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Today s financial markets are characterised by a large number of participants, with different appetites for risk, different time horizons, different motivations and reactions to unexpected news. The mathematical techniques and models used in the forecasting of financial markets have therefore grown ever more sophisticated as traders, analysts and investors seek to gain an edge on their competitors. Written by leading international researchers and practitioners, this book focuses on three major themes of today s state of the art financial research: modelling with high frequency data, the information content of volatility markets, and applications of neural networks and genetic algorithms to financial time series. Forecasting Financial Markets includes empirical applications to present the very latest thinking on these complex techniques, including: * High frequency exchange rates * Intraday volatility * Autocorrelation and variance ratio tests * Conditional volatility * GARCH processes * Chaotic systems * Nonlinearity * Stochastic and EXPAR models * Artificial neural networks * Genetic algorithms

System Dynamics in Economic and Financial Models

Author: C. Heij

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471969341

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 372

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System Dynamics in Economic and Financial Models Edited by Christiaan Heij, Hans Schumacher, Bernard Hanzon and Kees Praagman System Dynamics in Economic and Financial Models discusses different approaches for dynamic modelling of economic and financial data, and includes empirical applications, particularly in finance and macroeconomics, to illustrate the methods discussed. Written by leading experts from a wide range of backgrounds, varying from econometries and finance to systems and control, each chapter is followed by a comments section that presents alternative and sometimes contrasting points of view. The authors look at the interface between economics and finance, and examine topics including non-linear dynamics chaos structural change trends and cointegration general methodologies in empirical modelling

Maximum entropy econometrics

robust estimation with limited data

Author: Amos Golan,George G. Judge,Douglas Miller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

ISBN: 9780471953111

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 307

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In the theory and practice of econometrics the model, the method and the data are all interdependent links in information recovery-estimation and inference. Seldom, however, are the economic and statistical models correctly specified, the data complete or capable of being replicated, the estimation rules optimal and the inferences free of distortion. Faced with these problems, Maximum Entropy Economeirics provides a new basis for learning from economic and statistical models that may be non-regular in the sense that they are ill-posed or underdetermined and the data are partial or incomplete. By extending the maximum entropy formalisms used in the physical sciences, the authors present a new set of generalized entropy techniques designed to recover information about economic systems. The authors compare the generalized entropy techniques with the performance of the relevant traditional methods of information recovery and clearly demonstrate theories with applications including * Pure inverse problems that include first order Markov processes, and input-output, multisectoral or SAM models to * Inverse problems with noise that include statistical models subject to ill-conditioning, non-normal errors, heteroskedasticity, autocorrelation, censored, multinomial and simultaneous response data, as well as model selection and non-stationary and dynamic control problems Maximum Entropy Econometrics will be of interest to econometricians trying to devise procedures for recovering information from partial or incomplete data, as well as quantitative economists in finance and business, statisticians, and students and applied researchers in econometrics, engineering and the physical sciences.

Stable Paretian Models in Finance

Author: Svetlozar T. Rachev,Stefan Mittnik

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 874

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The authors reconsider the problem of parametrically specifying distribution suitable for asset-return models. They describe alternative distributions, showing how they can be estimated and applied to stock-index and exchange-rate data. The implications for options pricing are also investigated.

Nonlinear modelling of high frequency financial time series

Author: Christian Dunis,Bin Zhou

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

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In the competitive and risky environment of todays financial markets, daily prices and models based upon low frequency price series data do not provide the level of accuracy required by traders and a growing number of risk managers. To improve results, more and more researchers and practitioners are turning to high frequency data. Nonlinear Modelling of High Frequency Financial Time Series presents the latest developments and views of leading international researchers and market practitioners, in modelling high frequency data in finance. Combining both nonlinear modelling and intraday data for financial markets, the editors provide a fascinating foray into this extremely popular discipline. This book evolves around four major themes. The first introductory section focuses on high frequency financial data. The second part examines the exact nature of the time series considered: several linearity tests are presented and applied and their modelling implications assessed. The third and fourth parts are dedicated to modelling and forecasting these financial time series

QFinance

The Ultimate Resource

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

ISBN: 9781849300001

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 2200

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Compiled by more than 300 of the world's leading professionals, visionaries, writers and educators, this is THE first-stop reference resource and knowledge base for finance. QFINANCE covers an extensive range of finance topics with unique insight, authoritative information, practical guidance and thought-provoking widsom. Unmatched for in-depth content, QFINANCE contains more than 2 million words of text, data analysis, critical summaries and bonus online content. Created by Bloomsbury Publishing in association with the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) Authority, QFINANCE is the expert reference resource for finance professionals, academics, students, journalists and writers. QFINANCE: The Ultimate Resource Special Features: Best Practice and Viewpoint Essays – Finance leaders, experts and educators address how to resolve the most crucial issues and challenges facing business today. Finance Checklists – Step-by-step guides offer problem-solving solutions including hedging interest-rate risk, governance practices, project appraisal, estimating enterprise value and managing credit ratings. Calculations and Ratios – Essential mathematical tools include how to calculate return on investment, return on shareholders’ equity, working capital productivity, EVA, risk-adjusted rate of return, CAPM, etc. Finance Thinkers and Leaders – Illuminating biographies of 50 of the leading figures in modern finance including Joseph De La Vega, Louis Bachelier, Franco Modigliani, Paul Samuelson, and Myron Scholes Finance Library digests –Summaries of more than 130 key works ranging from “Against the Gods” to “Portfolio Theory & Capital Markets” and “The Great Crash”. Country and Sector Profiles – In-depth analysis of 102 countries and 26 sectors providing essential primary research resource for direct or indirect investment. Finance Information Sources – A select list of the best resources for further information on finance and accounting worldwide, both in print and online, including books, journal articles, magazines, internet, and organizations Finance Dictionary – A comprehensive jargon-free, easy-to-use dictionary of more than 9,000 finance and banking terms used globally. Quotations – More than 2,000 business relevant quotations. Free access to QFinance Online Resources (www.qfinance.com): Get daily content updates, podcasts, online events and use our fully searchable database.

Macroeconomic modelling in a changing world

towards a common approach

Author: Christopher Allen,S. G. Hall

Publisher: John Wiley & Son Ltd

ISBN: 9780471957911

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 307

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Macroeconomic Modelling in a Changing World Towards a Common Approach Edited by Chris Allen and Stephen Hall Practical economic model building has changed enormously over the last twenty years. Econometrics has become much more sophisticated with the introduction of cointegration and non-stationary time series analysis. The use of economic theory in the form of complex non-linear cross equation restrictions is now much more widespread and the explicit modelling of expectations and credibility effects is more satisfactory. This has meant that the old style macroeconomic models which were complex by virtue of their size alone have been replaced by a generation of new models which embody complex theory and estimation to provide more superior forecasting and policy tools. Macroeconomic Modelling in a Changing World outlines the modelling approach which has been adopted at the Centre for Economic Forecasting at the London Business School, one of the world's leading research institutes into macroeconomic modelling, in building its own models. Using explicit examples and illustrations, the authors examine the latest state-of-the-art models, and answer questions such as: How are modern econometrics used by model builders? How should we deal with structural change? How should expectations be modelled? How are models used in practice? Economics