Asset Pricing and Portfolio Choice Theory

Asset Pricing and Portfolio Choice Theory

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This book is intended as a textbook for Ph.D. students in finance and as a reference book for academics. It is written at an introductory level but includes detailed proofs and calculations as section appendices. It covers the classical results on single-period, discrete-time, and continuous-time models. It also treats various proposed explanations for the equity premium and risk-free rate puzzles: persistent heterogeneous idiosyncratic risks, internal habits, external habits, and recursive utility. Most of the book assumes rational behavior, but two topics important for behavioral finance are covered: heterogeneous beliefs and non-expected-utility preferences. There are also chapters on asymmetric information and production models. The book includes numerous exercises designed to provide practice with the concepts and also to introduce additional results. Each chapter concludes with a notes and references section that supplies references to additional developments in the field.... 68, 77, 146, 153, 243, 287, 301 rotation, 224, 341 R-squared, 373 SAINTS model, 349 satiation level of consumption, ... 87, 235, 259 technical analysis, 391 term structure of implied volatilities, 320 term structure of interest rates, 334 theta, anbsp;...

Title:Asset Pricing and Portfolio Choice Theory
Author:Kerry Back
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 2010


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