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Finance and the Economics of Uncertainty

ISBN: 978-1-4051-2139-2
294 pages
January 2006, ©2006, Wiley-Blackwell
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Finance and the Economics of Uncertainty explores the growing range of economic decisions that are conducted under uncertainty both on the personal level, as well as by large firms.
  • Analyzes the allocation of risk in the context of the current literature, as well as emphasizes the role of information in decisions and prices.
  • Includes end-of-chapter exercises that supply the necessary tools for a comprehensive understanding of the field.
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Table of Contents

List of main symbols.

Introduction.

I. Value by Arbitrage.

1. Financial instruments: an introduction.

2. Arbitrage.

II. Exchanging Risk.

3. Investors and their information.

4. Portfolio choice.

5. Optimal risk sharing and insurance.

6. Equilibrium on the stock exchange and risk sharing.

7. Trade and information.

8. Intertemporal valuation.

III. The Firm.

9. Corporate finance and risk.

10. Financing investments and limited liability.

Index

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Author Information

Gabrielle Demange is Director at EHESS (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales) and researcher at PSE (Paris-Jourdan Sciences Economiques), and is Co-Editor of the journal Economic Theory.

Guy Laroque is Director of the Macroeconomic Laboratory at INSEE-CREST (Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques-Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique) as well as a former Editor of Econometrica (1992-1996).

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  • Explores the growing range of economic decisions that are conducted under uncertainty—both on the personal level as well as by large firms.
  • Analyzes the allocation of risk in the context of the current literature, as well as emphasizes the role of information in decisions and prices.
  • Includes end-of-chapter exercises that supply the necessary tools for a comprehensive understanding of the field.
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Reviews

"The authors discuss in a clear and motivated way some essential problems such as incompleteness, market viability or dissemination of information. Graduate students in economics will find this textbook a valuable supplement to the extensive literature on financial engineering." Christian Gourieroux, Center of Research in Economics and Statistics in France

"Given the explosive growth of the finance literature, even well-trained microeconomists may feel left behind. They should be grateful to Demange and Laroque for giving them such a clear and unified picture of how financial instruments allocate risk in the economy." Bernard Salanie, Columbia University

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