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Financial Ethics: A Positivist Analysis

George A. Aragon

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195305968
eISBN:
9780199867844
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305968.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This book provides a framework for the study of financial ethics built on a broad review of research published in finance and economics journals. This book demonstrates that ethics is already an ... More


Performing Theory?

Donald MacKenzie

in An Engine, Not a Camera: How Financial Models Shape Markets

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262134606
eISBN:
9780262278805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262134606.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter provides information about the changes introduced in stock markets across the United States after the financial crisis of 1987 with increased emphasis on trading derivatives of stocks ... More


Financial Asset Pricing Theory

Claus Munk

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199585496
eISBN:
9780191751790
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585496.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

“Financial Asset Pricing Theory” offers a comprehensive overview of the classic and the current research in theoretical asset pricing. Asset pricing is developed around the concept of a state-price ... More


Models and Markets

Donald MacKenzie

in An Engine, Not a Camera: How Financial Models Shape Markets

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262134606
eISBN:
9780262278805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262134606.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter reveals how financial economic theories and models were developed in various research universities and were applied to financial markets across the United States. It also examines how ... More


William F. Sharpe

Roger W. Spencer and David A. Macpherson

in Lives of the Laureates: Twenty-three Nobel Economists

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027960
eISBN:
9780262325868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027960.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter considers the career of William F. Sharpe who received the Nobel Prize in 1990. Sharpe was born in 1934 and received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. all from the University of California. He ... More


Foundations of Financial Economics: The Key Role of the Gaussian Distribution

Franck Jovanovic and Christophe Schinckus

in Econophysics and Financial Economics: An Emerging Dialogue

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190205034
eISBN:
9780190205065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190205034.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Chapter 1 analyzes how the Gaussian distribution became the cornerstone of financial economics. It roots the first origins and justifications of this distribution in the works of Jules Regnault ... More


Financial Centres and International Capital Flows in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Laure Quennouëlle-Corre and Youssef Cassis (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199603503
eISBN:
9780191729249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603503.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

As interest in financial markets intensifies, stimulated by the financial crisis of the early 21st century, this book aims to enrich understanding of the workings and history of financial centres in ... More


The Rhetoric of Market Efficiency: How Data Analysis Became Legitimate

Simone Polillo

in The Ascent of Market Efficiency: Finance That Cannot Be Proven

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501750373
eISBN:
9781501750397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750373.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter presents an empirical characterization of affect-laden networks in the context of financial economics. It points out how other disciplines will generate different affective dispositions ... More


A Multidimensional Perspective on Performance

Jaap Paauwe

in HRM and Performance: Achieving Long Term Viability

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199273904
eISBN:
9780191699726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273904.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

More often than not, the debate on HRM and performance is limited only to the notion of business performance in the context of financial economic terms, and this does not justify the concept of ... More


Collaborations and Market Efficiency: The Network of Financial Economics

Simone Polillo

in The Ascent of Market Efficiency: Finance That Cannot Be Proven

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501750373
eISBN:
9781501750397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750373.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter shows quantitative data on the development of collaboration in financial economics and its relationship with success in the field, thereby reconstructing the structure of the network ... More


Econophysics and Financial Economics: An Emerging Dialogue

Franck Jovanovic and Christophe Schinckus

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190205034
eISBN:
9780190205065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190205034.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

How can we create a profitable dialogue between financial economists and econophysicists? This book moves beyond the disciplinary frontiers in order to initiate the development of a common ... More


Transforming Finance

Donald MacKenzie

in An Engine, Not a Camera: How Financial Models Shape Markets

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262134606
eISBN:
9780262278805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262134606.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter demonstrates how significant changes have been introduced in the syllabus of financial economic studies at universities across the United States. It finds that financial economics has ... More


How Financial Economics Got Its Science

Simone Polillo

in The Ascent of Market Efficiency: Finance That Cannot Be Proven

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501750373
eISBN:
9781501750397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750373.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter divides the scientific status of the discipline into two empirical questions concerning the degree to which finance is scientific and the kind of science financial economists pursue. ... More


Theory and Practice

Donald MacKenzie

in An Engine, Not a Camera: How Financial Models Shape Markets

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262134606
eISBN:
9780262278805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262134606.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter highlights the distinctive approaches adopted by earlier and younger economists in studying and teaching financial economics as an academic discipline in universities across the United ... More


The Ascent of Market Efficiency: Finance That Cannot Be Proven

Simone Polillo

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501750373
eISBN:
9781501750397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750373.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This book weaves together historical narrative and quantitative bibliometric data to detail the path financial economists took in order to form one of the central theories of financial economics—the ... More


The Road to Hell Is Paved with Good Intentions: The Age of Financialization

Dan Breznitz

in Innovation in Real Places: Strategies for Prosperity in an Unforgiving World

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197508114
eISBN:
9780197508145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197508114.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The true problem of economics is when economists fall in love with their models to such a degree that they try to force reality to comply with the models by influencing rules and regulations. The ... More


Stock Market Swings and the Value of Innovation, 1908–1929

Tom Nicholas

in Financing Innovation in the United States, 1870 to the Present

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262122894
eISBN:
9780262277884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262122894.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter explores the effect of stock market swings and the economics of financial markets. Using over twenty years of data prior to the Great Crash, the chapter takes a look at firm-level ... More


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