Quantitative Financial Economics

Author: Keith Cuthbertson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470091722
Release Date: 2005-05-05
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

The Making of Monetary Policy in the UK 1975 2000

Author: David Cobham
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470855164
Release Date: 2003-02-14
Genre: Business & Economics

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

Portfoliomanagement

Author: Klaus Spremann
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783486848182
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Gelder anlegen, die Rendite und das Risiko eines Portfolios zu steuern und die Performance zu beurteilen, sind zu wichtigen Aufgaben im Wirtschaftsleben geworden. Zu ihrer Bewältigung werden methodische Werkzeuge und quantitative Ansätze verlangt. Diese Buch stellt das Portfoliomanagement als Anwendung der Modernen Portfoliotheorie (MPT) dar. Es bietet neben den klassischen Bausteinen der MPT, die auf Markowitz, Tobin, Sharpe und andere Forscher zurückgehen, auch die Erweiterungen der MPT für die langfristige Anlage (Shortfall-Ansatz, Samuelson-Modell) bis zur Portfolio-Insurance (Leland, Rubinstein). Die 4. Auflage enthält neben zahlreichen Abbildungen 110 Schritt für Schritt ausgeführte und durchgerechnete Beispiele, Hinweise für das Arbeiten mit Excel, praktische Übungen mit Optimizer, 168 grafische Darstellungen und Tabellen sowie zahlreichen Fragen mit Lösungen. Besonders der Bezug zwischen Theorie und Anwendung ist immer wieder herausgearbeitet und aufgezeigt. Das Buch ist in drei Teile gegliedert. Sie behandeln die Grundlagen, die Moderne Portfoliotheorie sowie langfristige Anlagestrategien. Jeder Teil umfasst sechs Kapitel. Das Werk wendet sich an Studierende, die eine berufliche Tätigkeit im Portfoliomanagement, in der Vermögensverwaltung, in der Wirtschaftsprüfung oder im Bereich der Unternehmensberatung anstreben - sei es bei einer Investmentbank, einem Asset-Manager, in einer Consulting-Firma oder als Selbständiger. Sodann sollen Personen angesprochen werden, die bereits im Beruf stehen und Funktionen des Portfoliomanagements wahrnehmen. Natürlich ist das Buch ebenso offen und zugänglich für alle, die ein Interesse an der Finanzinvestition haben, vielleicht weil sie privat Geld anlegen oder unternehmerisch aktiv sind.

Market Expectations and Option Prices

Author: Martin Mandler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642574283
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Business & Economics

This book is a slightly revised version of my doctoral dissertation which has been accepted by the Department of Economics and Business Administration of the Justus-Liebig-Universitat Giessen in July 2002. I am indebted to my advisor Prof. Dr. Volbert Alexander for encouraging and supporting my research. I am also grateful to the second member of the doctoral committee, Prof. Dr. Horst Rinne. Special thanks go to Dr. Ralf Ahrens for providing part of the data and to my colleague Carsten Lang, who spent much time reading the complete first draft. Wetzlar, January 2003 Martin Mandler Contents 1 Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Part I Theoretical Foundations 2 Arbitrage Pricing and Risk-Neutral Probabilities........ .. 7 2.1 Arbitrage Pricing in the Black/Scholes-Merton Model... . . .. . 7 2.2 The Equivalent Martingale Measure and Risk-Neutral Valuation ............................................... 11 2.3 Extracting Risk-Neutral Probabilities from Option Prices. . . .. 13 2.4 Summary............................................... 15 Appendix 2A: The Valuation Function in the Black/Scholes-Merton Model .................................................. 16 Appendix 2B: Some Further Details on the Replication Strategy ... 21 3 Survey of the Related Literature .......................... 23 3.1 The Information Content of Forward and Futures Prices. . . .. . 24 3.2 The Information Content of Implied Volatilities ............. 25 3.2.1 Implied Volatilities and the Risk-Neutral Probability Density .......................................... 27 3.2.2 The Term Structure of Implied Volatilities. . . . . . . .. . . 29 . 3.2.3 The Forecasting Information in Implied Volatilities. . .. 30 3.2.4 Implied Correlations as Forecasts of Future Correlations 43 VIII Contents 3.3 The Skewness Premium ..... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . 45 . . . . . . .

Reader s Guide to the Social Sciences

Author: Jonathan Michie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135932268
Release Date: 2014-02-03
Genre: Social Science

This 2-volume work includes approximately 1,200 entries in A-Z order, critically reviewing the literature on specific topics from abortion to world systems theory. In addition, nine major entries cover each of the major disciplines (political economy; management and business; human geography; politics; sociology; law; psychology; organizational behavior) and the history and development of the social sciences in a broader sense.

The Handbook of Energy Trading

Author: Stefano Fiorenzani
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119954552
Release Date: 2011-12-08
Genre: Business & Economics

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

Author: Christian Dunis
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 0471966533
Release Date: 1996-09
Genre: Business & Economics

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

Maximum entropy econometrics

Author: Amos Golan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN: 0471953113
Release Date: 1996-04-19
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

QFinance

Author: Various Authors
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
ISBN: 1849300003
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

System Dynamics in Economic and Financial Models

Author: C. Heij
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471969346
Release Date: 1997-12-05
Genre: Business & Economics

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

Stable Paretian Models in Finance

Author: Svetlozar T. Rachev
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: STANFORD:36105028667306
Release Date: 2000-06-15
Genre: Business & Economics

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.