Author | Barucci, Emilio. author |
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Title | Financial Markets Theory [electronic resource] : Equilibrium, Efficiency and Information / by Emilio Barucci |

Imprint | London : Springer London : Imprint: Springer, 2003 |

Connect to | http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-0089-8 |

Descript | XII, 467 p. online resource |

SUMMARY

Financial Markets Theory presents classical asset pricing theory, a theory composed of milestones such as portfolio selection, risk aversion, fundamental asset pricing theorem, portfolio frontier, CAPM, CCAPM, APT, the Modigliani-Miller Theorem, no arbitrage/risk neutral evaluation and information in financial markets. Starting from an analysis of the empirical tests of the above theories, the author provides a discussion of the most recent literature, pointing out the main advancements within classical asset pricing theory and the new approaches designed to address open problems (e.g. behavioural finance). It is the only textbook to address the economic foundations of financial markets theory from a mathematically rigorous standpoint, and to offer a self-contained critical discussion, based on empirical results. Financial Markets Theory is an advanced book, well-suited for a first graduate course in financial markets, economics or financial mathematics. It is self-contained and introduces topics in a setting accessible to economists and practitioners equipped with a basic mathematical background. For those not acquainted with standard microeconomic theory, the tools needed to follow the analysis are presented early in the book. The approach makes this a vital handbook for practitioners in insurance, banking, investment funds and financial consultancy, as well as an excellent graduate-reference textbook

CONTENT

1 Prerequisites -- 1.1 Choices under Certainty -- 1.2 General Equilibrium Theory -- 1.3 Pareto Optimality -- 2 Choices under Risk -- 2.1 Expected Utility Theory -- 2.2 Risk Aversion -- 2.3 Portfolio Problem -- 2.4 Insurance Demand and Prudence -- 2.5 Notes, References and Exercises -- 3 Stochastic Dominance, Mutual Funds Separation and Portfolio Frontier -- 3.1 Stochastic Dominance -- 3.2 Mean-Variance Analysis -- 3.3 Portfolio Frontier (risky assets) -- 3.4 Portfolio Frontier (risky assets and a risk free asset) -- 3.5 Mutual Funds Separation -- 3.6 Notes, References and Exercises -- 4 General Equilibrium Theory and Risk Exchange -- 4.1 Risk Sharing and Pareto Optimality -- 4.2 Asset Markets -- 4.3 Intertemporal Consumption -- 4.4 The Fundamental Asset Pricing Theorem I -- 4.5 Notes, References and Exercises -- 5 Risk Premium: Capital Asset Pricing Model and Asset Pricing Theory -- 5.1 Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) -- 5.2 Empirical Tests of the CAPM -- 5.3 Arbitrage Pricing Theory (APT) -- 5.4 Empirical Tests of the APT -- 5.5 Notes, References and Exercises -- 6 Multiperiod Market Models -- 6.1 Portfolio Choice, Consumption and Equilibrium -- 6.2 The Fundamental Asset Pricing Theorem II -- 6.3 Risk Premium and Factor Models -- 6.4 The No Arbitrage Fundamental Equation and Bubbles -- 6.5 Empirical Tests: Price-Dividend Process -- 6.6 Empirical Tests: CCAPM, ICAPM and Risk Premium -- 6.7 Notes, References and Exercises -- 7 Information and Financial Markets -- 7.1 The Role of Information in Financial Markets -- 7.2 On the Possibility of Efficient Markets -- 7.3 On the Impossibility of Efficient Markets -- 7.4 Multiperiod Models -- 7.5 Empirical Analysis -- 7.6 Notes, References and Exercises -- 8 Uncertainty, Rationality and Heterogeneity -- 8.1 Uncertainty, Risk and Probability -- 8.2 On Expected Utility Theory -- 8.3 Heterogeneous Agents and Substantial Rationality -- 8.4 Bounded Rationality, Incomplete Information and Learning -- 8.5 Imperfect and Incomplete Markets -- 9 Financial Markets Microstructure -- 9.1 The Role of Information under non-Perfect Competition -- 9.2 Order Driven Markets -- 9.3 Quote Driven Markets -- 9.4 Multiperiod Market Models -- 10 Corporate Finance -- 10.1 Modigliani-Miller Theorem -- 10.2 Asymmetric Information -- 10.3 Agency Models -- 11 Intermediation and Regulation -- 11.1 Institutional Investors, Intermediation and Financial Markets -- 11.2 Market Design -- 11.3 Market Abuse: Insider Trading and Market Manipulation -- References

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