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The Economics of Financial Markets

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  • Houthakker, Hendrik S.

    (Harvard University)

  • Williamson, Peter J.
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    Provides a comprehensive introduction to the subject of financial markets. Covers markets in central trading places like the New York Stock Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade, and markets in non-central trading such as that in government bonds, foreign currencies, and over-the-counter stocks. Includes unique analyses of pricing of options and features, especially futures in Eurodollars. This is the comprehensive introduction to financial markets from an economic perspective. It assumes a basic understanding of economics. The authors cover both markets that trade in central locations like the New York Stock Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade, and also markets that trade by phone , computer terminal, etc., like bonds, foreign currency and securities traded on over-the-counter market. Also included are options and future markets, and the authors present and unique way of analysing the prices of these instruments, especially the pricing of futures in Eurodollars. Available in OSO: http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/oso/public/content/economicsfinance/019504407X/toc.html

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    This book is provided by Oxford University Press in its series OUP Catalogue with number 9780195044072 and published in 1996.

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    1. Sabine Montagne, 2001. "De la « pension governance » à la « corporate governance » : la transmission d’un mode de gouvernement," Revue d'Économie Financière, Programme National Persée, vol. 63(3), pages 53-65.
    2. Montagne, Sabine, 2001. "De la "Pension Governance" à la "Corporate Governance": la transmission d'un mode de gouvernement," Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine 123456789/1914, Paris Dauphine University.
    3. Felicia Ramona Birău, 2012. "The Implications Of Liquidity Crises In The Context Of Emerging Capital Market," Revista Tinerilor Economisti (The Young Economists Journal), University of Craiova, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, vol. 1(18), pages 189-193, April.
    4. Daniel Nicolae Militaru, 2011. "The Impact Of The Economic And Financial Crisis On Pension Systems In The European Union," Revista Tinerilor Economisti (The Young Economists Journal), University of Craiova, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, vol. 1(17), pages 15-19, November.
    5. Felicia Ramona Birău, 2012. "The Impact Of Behavioral Finance On Stock Markets," Annals - Economy Series, Constantin Brancusi University, Faculty of Economics, vol. 3, pages 45-50, September.
    6. Felicia Ramona Birau, 2011. "An Analysis Of Weak-Form Efficiency On The Bucharest Stock Exchange," Annals of University of Craiova - Economic Sciences Series, University of Craiova, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, vol. 3(39), pages 194-205.

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