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Asset Prices, Booms and Recessions

Financial Economics from a Dynamic Perspective

Semmler, Willi

3rd ed. 2011, XI, 333 p.

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  • Focuses on the dynamic interaction of financial markets and economic activity‪
  •  Explores theories, dynamic models and empirical evidence‪
  •  Includes completely new section dedicated to the recent financial market meltdown of the years 2007-2009 
  • Written for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in Finance and Economics as well as researchers in the fields

The financial market melt-down of the years 2007-2009 has posed great challenges for studies on financial economics. This financial economics text focuses on the dynamic interaction of financial markets and economic activity. The financial market to be studied here encompasses the money and bond market, credit market, stock market and foreign exchange market; economic activity includes the actions and interactions of firms, banks, households, governments and countries. The book shows how economic activity affects asset prices and the financial market, and how asset prices and financial market volatility and crises impact economic activity. The book offers extensive coverage of new and advanced topics in financial economics such as the term structure of interest rates, credit derivatives and credit risk, domestic and international portfolio theory, multi-agent and evolutionary approaches, capital asset pricing beyond consumption-based models, and dynamic portfolio decisions. Moreover a completely new section of the book is dedicated to the recent financial market meltdown of the years 2007-2009. Emphasis is placed on empirical evidence relating to episodes of financial instability and financial crises in the U.S. and in Latin American, Asian and Euro-area countries. Overall, the book explains what researchers and practitioners in the financial sector need to know about the financial-real interaction, and what practitioners and policy makers need to know about the financial market.

In this 3rd edition, Semmler has expanded further his excellent book that integrates real and financial activity. The new edition contains a whole new part consisting of four chapters as well as updates of the earlier chapters.

Carl Chiarella, Professor of Quantitative Finance, The University of Technology, Sydney

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Asset Pricing beyond CAPM - CAPM - Dynamic Portfolio Decisions - Financial Economics - Financial Market Dynamics - Macroeconomics

Related subjects » Economic Theory - Finance & Banking - Financial Economics - Macroeconomics / Monetary Economics / Growth - Quantitative Finance

Table of contents 

Introduction.- Money, Bonds and Economic Activity: Money, Bonds and Interest Rates.- Term Structure of Interest Rates.- The Credit Market and Economic Activity: Theories on Credit Market, Credit Risk and Economic Activity.- Empirical Tests on Credit Market and Economic Activity.- The Stock Market and Economic Activity: Approaches to Stock Market and Economic Activity.- Macro Factors and the Stock Market.- New Technology and the Stock Market.- Asset Pricing and Economic Activity: Static Portfolio Theory: CAPM and Extentsions.- Consumption Based Asset Pricing Models.- Asset Pricing Models with Production.- Foreign Exchange Market, Financial Instability and Economic Activity: Balance Sheets and Financial Instability.- Exchange Rate Shocks, Financial Crisis and Output Loss.- International Portfolio and the Diversification of Risk.-Advanced Modeling of Asset Markets: Agent Based and Evolutionary Modeling of Asset Markets.- Behavioral Models of Dynamic Asset Pricing.- Dynamic Portfolio Choice Models.- Dynamic Portfolio Choice Models: Empirics.- Asset Prices, Leveraging and Boom-Bust Cycles: Some Empirics on Asset Prices, Leveraging and Credit Crisis.- Credit, Credit Derivatives, and Credit Default.- The Mechanism of Recent Boom-Bust Cycles: Credit, Complex Securities, and Asset Prices.- Financial Instability, Financial Culture and Financial Reform.- Exercises and Appendices. 

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