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Prices in Financial Markets - Michael U. Dothan

Prices in Financial Markets

Hardcover Published: 12th April 1990
ISBN: 9780195053128
Number Of Pages: 360

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This book offers a unified treatment of selected topics in the theory of financial markets. Starting with discrete time models, Dothan introduces discrete time stochastic calculus and discrete martingale methods of intuitive simplicity to characterize attainability, completeness, pricing, and the relationship between risk and return in financial markets. Subsequently, he uses the intuition developed in conjunction with the discrete time theory to introduce continuous time calculus for continuous, jump, and mixed continuous-jump processes, and to deal with attainability, completeness, pricing, and the relationship between risk and return in general continuous time models. Throughout, the exposition of the continuous time theory emphasizes the analogies between discrete time and continuous time methods and results. The book includes many examples, applications to the pricing of options and other derivative securities, and an extensive discussion of the Black-Scholes model and its most general theoretical extension.

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"This book is lucid....The author should be highly commended for his efforts.....A very good introduction to the modern theory of financial markets. I will certainly recommend it very highly to students and researchers of modern financial economics."--The Journal of Finance "This books provides a 'unified treatment of selected topics in the theory of financial markets' and an 'introduction to the mathematics of this theory'....A useful supplement to existing texts for teaching basic concepts of information structures, budget sets, arbitrage, etc."--The Review of Financial Studies "Well done!"--Darrell Duffie, Stanford University "A good survey of financial markets, quite exhaustive, with some new results. A clear presentation of probabilistic tools is given. The book is in an agreeable format and very pleasant to read." --Mathematical Reviews

Introduction to models of financial markets
One-period equilibrium price measures
A discrete multi-period model
Multi-period equilibrium price measures
Discrete stochastic calculus
Extensions of the discrete multi-period model
The Wiener process
Ito Calculus
The Black-Scholes model
Local martingales and semimartingales
General stochastic calculus
A continuous multi-period model
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ISBN: 9780195053128
ISBN-10: 0195053125
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 12th April 1990
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.26 x 16.26  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.73

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