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  Intute: Social Sciences - browse Financial Economics
This is a large range of monetary, banking and financial statistics, in an easy to use form.
The Financial Economics Network (FEN) is part of the Social Science Research Network which is "devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research".
The main tasks of this Directorate-General are to monitor and assess the economies of the member states, particularly in relation to Economic and Monetary Union.
www.intute.ac.uk /socialsciences/cgi-bin/browse.pl?id=120347   (2488 words)

  Financial economics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Financial economics is the branch of economics concerned with resource allocation over time.
Because the future is never known with certainty, a central concern of financial economics is the impact of uncertainty on resource allocation.
Financial economics is based on several assumptions - chief amongst these, that financial decision makers are rational (see Homo economicus).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Financial_economics   (406 words)

 Finance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Financial economics is the branch of economics studying the interrelation of financial variables, s.a.
Financial economics concentrates on influences of real economic variables on financial ones, in contrast to pure finance.
Financial mathematics is the study of financial data with the tools of mathematics, mainly statistics.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Financial   (1191 words)

 Financial Economics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
One of the fundamental aspects of economic activity is a trade in which one party provides another party something, in return for which the second party provides the first something else.
Financial economics concentrates on exchanges in which money of one type or another is likely to appear on both sides of a trade.
In sum, the financial economist can be distinguished from more traditional economists by his or her concentration on monetary activities in which time, uncertainty, options and/or information play roles.
www.stanford.edu /~wfsharpe/mia/int/mia_int2.htm   (530 words)

 Financial economics - One Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
It can be distinguished from other branches of economics by its "concentration on monetary activities", in which "money of one type or another is likely to appear on both sides of a trade." The questions addressed are typically framed in terms of "time, uncertainty, options and information".
In recent decades, a lot of work has concerned itself with the prices of derivative securities, financial instruments that derive their value from other, underlying, assets.
Stock options are a classic form of derivative -- Fischer Black, Myron S. Scholes, and Robert C. Merton did ground-breaking work in the early 1970s on the determination of stock option prices on the basis of the underlying stock's price and volatility.
www.onelang.com /encyclopedia/index.php/Financial_economics   (451 words)

 Economics & Management - Financial Economics Major - Gustavus Adolphus College
Economics is the social science studying how society uses its limited resources to meet desires and wants.
Economics begins with the premise that resources are scarce and that it is necessary to choose between competing alternatives.
This major is essentially the liberal arts version of a finance major, dealing with the branch of economics concerned with the workings of financial markets, such as the stock market, and the financing of companies.
www.gustavus.edu /academics/econ-mgmt/majors/financialeconomics.cfm   (305 words)

 Centre College: Economics
The economics curriculum has four goals: competence in the fundamentals of economic theory; capability in quantitative and communication tools for economic analysis and presentation; familiarity with economic processes, policies, and institutions; and acquaintance with critical perspectives on both economic theory and institutions.
The principles of economics course, ECO 110, is the foundation for course work in the program.
The financial economics major at Centre integrates the theory of finance with a broad background in economics.
www.centre.edu /web/academic/majors/economics.html   (625 words)

 Izmir University of Economics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The unprecedented development of financial markets, financial institutions and financial instruments in addition to the integration of financial markets and institutions are undoubtedly one of the most important developments that have left their mark on the world's economy in the last two decades.
In addition, financial markets and related institutions and instruments have generated their own growth dynamics that seem to be independent from the realities of economic production and physical capital investment.
Graduates of the Financial Economics Program are prepared for important positions at banks as credit and loan officers, at financial institutions as brokers and research analysts, and also at multinational companies as executive managers at the international level.
www.iue.edu.tr /sbe_finans.php   (398 words)

 Methodist College - Financial Economics
A student of Financial Economics will have the opportunity to explore the fundamentals of economic theory, especially the theory pertaining to the operations and workings of financial markets and financial institutions.
The broad goal of the Financial Economics program is to produce a graduate who can apply economic theory to decision-making, both as a citizen in this democracy and as a member of the business community.
BUS 375 should be taken as the business elective for the Business Administration and Financial Economics majors and must be taken as an additional required course by those seeking a Marketing major with a concentration in Resort Management.
www.methodist.edu /business/economics.htm   (1144 words)

 MSc in Financial Economics - City University London
This programme is designed to meet this demand, by combining a solid training in economic theory with a practical exposure to the field of finance through a variety of specialised options.
In particular the possibility of combining exposure to regulatory and policy aspects of finance with a thorough training in theory and quantitative methods is one of the most exciting aspects of this programme.
The Economics department at City University, with a highly successful MSc in Economic Regulation and Competition already in place, is uniquely placed to provide such a combination to students of financial economics.
www.city.ac.uk /economics/finance/index.html   (376 words)

 Saint Anselm College - Financial Economics
The Financial Economics major is coordinated by the Department of Economics and Business and is one of five areas of concentration that include Accounting, Business, Economics, Financial Economics, or International Business.
All students in the department regardless of area of study are required to study Economics: 111, 121, 141, 142 and Computer Science 101.
Financial Economics majors are also required to take Economics 241, 242, 243, 261, 262 and 361 or 362, plus two Economics and Business electives.
www.anselm.edu /academics/depts/economics/courses/fineconomics.htm   (99 words)

 Financial Economics
The degree combines economic methods, quantitative techniques and up-to-date financial analysis to give you a strong background from which to pursue a career in finance.
You will be encouraged to develop your ability to use economic analysis in a variety of finance-related spheres and in your final year you will be required to complete a project in Financial Economics.
Graduates have found employment with well-known financial institutions within the City of London such as the Bank of England, Fleming's and Saloman Brothers, as well as a host of smaller companies within the financial services sector.
www.londonmet.ac.uk /ug-prospectus-2005/courses/financial-economics.cfm   (499 words)

 College of St. Catherine - Financial Economics Homepage
This is a new major that responds to the increasing interest in the field of financial economics.
Financial Economics is suited for the student who wants to begin her career in the financial sector (banking, insurance, corporate finance, investment (trusts), and securities analysis or to obtain analytical skills to enter the corporate sector with stronger finance background.
With careful planning, a student can also design a double major in economics and another area of her choice.
minerva.stkate.edu /offices/academic/fineconomics.nsf   (256 words)

With a B.S. degree in Financial Economics you will be prepared for entry level positions in the private sector or in government, for work and study leading to professional certification, and for graduate study.
The CFA is awarded by the Institute for Chartered Financial Analysts, a subsidiary of the Association for Investment Management and Research (AIMR).
Your major in Financial Economics provides excellent background for the CFA, and you may be able to take the CFA Level I examination at the end of your senior year and receive a scholarship that will pay the examination fee.
www.umbc.edu /economics/BS_1.html   (1318 words)

 Thomson Financial: Venture Economics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Venture Economics currently monitors almost $500 billion in institutional private equity assets in investments of over 1,200 private equity funds for our LP investor clients.
By using Venture Economics industry standard Investment Benchmarks, the LP investor can quickly compare the performance of their portfolios to industry performance or compare the composition of their underlying investments to industry norms.
Venture Economics currently monitors performance of over 2,000 private equity funds and maintains a database of investment portfolio cost and values for over 1,200 private equity funds invested in over 12,000 companies.
www.ventureeconomics.com /vec/lp2.html   (492 words)

 General Resources for Macro and Financial Economics (Tesfatsion)
The Institute for International Economics (IIE) is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution devoted to the study of international economic policy.
The Economics and Statistics Administration is an entry point to several services, including the Bureau of the Census household and business demographic data and to STAT-USA (which requires a subscription), the Federal Government's premier provider for electronic trade and economic information.
Economic History Services is a fileserver that provides resources and promotes communication among scholars in economic history and related fields.
www.econ.iastate.edu /tesfatsi/sources.htm   (3591 words)

 Amazon.ca: The Economics of Financial Markets: Books: Hendrik S. Houthakker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The intention behind this book was to provide a solid introduction and overview of financial economics and financial institutions.
Most people with limited training in economics and mathematics should be able to understand the book (so, for example, this book would be great for early undergraduates or MBA students who have not been exposed to finance or economics).
It brings the most exciting part of academic evolution of financial economics in the last three decades to the pubic with modest knowledge of mathematics.
www.amazon.ca /Economics-Financial-Markets-Hendrik-Houthakker/dp/019504407X   (760 words)

He is a CEPR-Research Fellow in Financial Economics and a member of the European Academic Council of Standard Poor's.
He is a member of the Scientific Council of the Center for European Economic Research in Mannheim and the Executive Board of the German Economic Association.
Previously he was professor and director at the renowned Kiel Institute for World Economics and was a John J. McCloy Distinguished Research Fellow at the American Institute for Contemporary Studies at the Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC (1986-1987).
www.db-prize-financialeconomics.org /p_enj.htm   (1512 words)

 Alessandro Acquisti-The Economics of Privacy-Resources on financial privacy,economics,anonymity
After a long silence, economic analysis focused again on privacy at a moment (roughly, the second half of the 1990s) when both privacy intrusions and technologies for privacy protection were dramatically expanding.
The Economics and Regulation of Financial Privacy - A Comparative Analysis of the United States and Europe, Working Paper, JFK Working Paper, no. 128, 2001.
In Financial Cryptography - FC '03, Springer Verlag, LNCS, 2003.
www.heinz.cmu.edu /~acquisti/economics-privacy.htm   (2423 words)

 University of Maine Department of Economics
Economics is the study of production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.
Our economics students receive an unique education and perspective on the world, and graduate ready to tackle a host of challenges.
The department offers a broad range of perspectives and encourages student participation in a host of extra-curricular activities, including the Economics Students Association, honor societies, and yearly trips to major economic centers such as Boston and New York City.
www.umaine.edu /economics   (110 words)

 University of Glasgow :: Department of Economics
The Department of Economics at the University of Glasgow continues a distinguished record in economics that dates back to Adam Smith (1723-1790), widely renowned as the father of modern economics and a Professor at the University 300 years after its foundation in 1451.
Today the Department excels in research and teaching in a variety of topics including finance, financial economics, international macroeconomics and finance, industrial economics, econometrics and development economics at various levels.
Almost 600 students are enrolled in Economics undergraduate courses; a further 116 postgraduates are participating in the range of 13 one-year MSc programmes; and, 16 students are currently undertaking PhD research.
www.gla.ac.uk /economics   (182 words)

 Financial Cryptography: Economics Archives
There is probably, I postulated, some economics or psychology law somewhere that says that a group of insiders is somewhat contiguous with a shared language, shared theory and eventually shared beliefs.
While on economics, Jean sends news that Jimmy Tseng is looking for a PhD candidate to work on the economic aspects of privacy.
Financial liberalization and technology revolution have allowed the developments of new and more efficient delivery and processing channels as well as more innovative products and services in banking industry.
www.financialcryptography.com /mt/archives/cat_economics.html   (10776 words)

 LSBE Leuven : Master of Financial Economics
The goal of this program is to offer students that already have a sufficient background in economics and/or finance, a deeper knowledge of financial-economics problems and to provide them with the relevant analytical tools.
Students that graduate with the degree of Master of Financial Economics (MFE) should be able to individually analyze and solve complex financial and economic problems.
The program targets students with an interest in recent developments in financial economics and looking for staff positions in the financial sector, international organizations, government and other corporations.
www.econ.kuleuven.be /lsbe/masters/fin_economics.htm   (476 words)

 Taylor & Francis Journals: Welcome
Applied Financial Economics is a peer-reviewed journal providing an international forum for applied research on financial markets, including the bond and equity markets, derivative securities markets, the foreign exchange market, corporate finance, market microstructure and cognate areas.
The journal is also concerned with the link between the real and financial sides of the economy, forecasting and recent developments in econometric techniques applicable to financial research.
Applied Financial Economics relates to experience in the main financial centres of Europe, North America, the Far East and Australasia, as well as issues relating to development finance and the emerging financial markets of the developing world and the transforming economies of Central and Eastern Europe.
www.tandf.co.uk /journals/routledge/09603107.html   (126 words)

 Amazon.ca: Microfoundations of Financial Economics: An Introduction to General Equilibrium Asset Pricing: Books: Yvan ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Yvan Lengwiler elegantly links together issues that have in the past been the territory of general economic theorists on the one hand, and financial economists on the other.
The reader is brought up to date on the latest areas of concern, such as habit formation, the consequences of heterogeneity, demographic effects, changing tax regimes, market frictions, and the implications of prospect theory for asset pricing.
Aimed at masters or Ph.D. students specializing in financial economics, the book can also be used as a supplementary text for students of macroeconomics at this advanced level and will be of interest to finance professionals with a background in economics and mathematics.
www.amazon.ca /Microfoundations-Financial-Economics-Introduction-Equilibrium/dp/0691126313   (483 words)

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