Mathematics of Financial Markets

1602029This book presents the mathematics that underpins pricing models for derivative securities, such as options, futures and swaps, in modern financial markets. The idealized continuous-time models built upon the famous Black-Scholes theory require sophisticated mathematical tools drawn from modern stochastic calculus. However, many of the underlying ideas can be explained more simply within a discrete-time framework.

This is developed extensively in this substantially revised second edition to motivate the technically more demanding continuous-time theory, which includes a detailed analysis of the Black-Scholes model and its generalizations, American put options, term structure models and consumption-investment problems. The mathematics of martingales and stochastic calculus is developed where it is needed.

This new edition adds substantial material from current areas of active research, such as coherent risk measures with applications to hedging, the arbitrage interval for incomplete discrete-time markets, and risk and return and sensitivity analysis for the Black-Scholes model.

The emphasis of the first edition of this book was on developing the mathematical concepts for the rapidly expanding field of mathematical finance. This second edition contains a significant number of changes and additions … . The target audience is readers with sound mathematical background on elementary concepts from measure-theoretic probability … . It should be an equally valuable resource to practitioners interested in the mathematical tools … . will be a very useful addition to any scholarly library.” (Theofanis Sapatinas, Journal of Applied Sciences, Vol. 32 (6), 2005)

Mathematics of Financial Markets (Springer Finance)
Robert J Elliott (Author), P. Ekkehard Kopp (Author)

Publisher: Springer; 2nd edition (October 8, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0387212922
ISBN-13: 978-0387212920

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