Case Studies in Finance links managerial decisions to capital markets and the expectations of investors. At the core of almost all of the cases is a valuation task that requires students to look to financial markets for guidance in resolving the case problem. The focus on value helps managers understand the impact of the firm on the world around it. These cases also invite students to apply modern information technology to the analysis of managerial decisions.
Reflecting the highly globalized nature of tastes, production, labor markets, and financial markets in today’s world, Managerial Economics in a Global Economy, Seventh Edition, is ideal for undergraduate and MBA courses in managerial economics. Thoroughly adopting a global perspective, it synthesizes economic theory, decision science, and business administration studies, examining how they interact as a firm strives to reach optimal profitability and efficiency in the face of modern constraints. Continue reading
BASIC FINANCE: AN INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, INVESTMENTS & MANAGEMENT offers a proven “modular” approach to help users learn finance concepts quickly and easily. The text offers a strong finance foundation focusing on Internet resources and sample number problems, cases, and calculator solutions using a Microsoft Excel appendix. The text introduces the time value of money using three approaches to reinforce the concept–interest tables, financial calculator keystrokes, and investment analysis calculator software created specifically for the Mayo books. Continue reading
Financial engineers have access to enormous quantities of data but need powerful methods for extracting quantitative information, particularly about volatility and risks. Key features of this textbook are: illustration of concepts with financial markets and economic data, R Labs with real-data exercises, and integration of graphical and analytic methods for modeling and diagnosing modeling errors. Despite some overlap with the author’s undergraduate textbook Statistics and Finance: An Introduction, this book differs from that earlier volume in several important aspects: it is graduate-level; computations and graphics are done in R; and many advanced topics are covered, for example, multivariate distributions, copulas, Bayesian computations, VaR and expected shortfall, and cointegration.
The prerequisites are basic statistics and probability, matrices and linear algebra, and calculus.
Some exposure to finance is helpful. Continue reading
The historic economic events and financial crises of late 2008 have changed the entire landscape of money and banking. Having just served as Governor of the Federal Reserve, only Mishkin has the unique insider’s perspective needed to present the current state of money and banking and explain the latest debates and issues for today’s students. Continue reading