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OPEN YALE COURSES - FINANCIAL THEORY
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  Books used in this course  

Finance
Zvi Bodie and Robert C. Merton
Prenctice Hall
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An Introduction to Derivatives, 3rd Ed.
Don M. Chance
Harcourt Brace College Publishers
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Probability and Statistics
Morris H. DeGroot
Addison-Weslet Publishing Co.
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Modern Portfolio Theory and Investment Analysis, 5th Ed.
Edwin J. Elton and Martin J. Gruber
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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Handbook of Mortgage Backed Securities, 6th Ed.
Frank J. Fabozzi
McGraw-Hill
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Handbook of Fixed Income Securities, 6th Ed.
Frank J. Fabozzi
McGraw-Hill
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Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives, 5th Ed.
John C. Hull
Prenctice Hall
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Derivative Securities, 2nd Ed.
Robert Jarrow and Stuart Turnbull
South-Western College Publishing
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Investment Science
David G. Luenberger
Oxford Universtiy Press
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A Random Walk Down Wall Street
Burton Malkiel
W. W. Norton
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Introduction to Mathematical Finance: Discrete Time Models
Stanley R. Pliska
Prenctice Hall
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Corporate Finance
Stephen Ross, Randolph Westerfield, and Jeffrey Jaffe
Irwin-McGraw Hill
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Investments, 6th Ed.
William F. Sharpe, Gordon J. Alexander, and Jeffrey V. Bailey
Prenctice Hall
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Pioneering Portfolio Management: An Unconventional Approach to Institutional Investment
David F. Swenson
The Free Press
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A Quantitative Analysis for Investment Management
Robert A. Taggart, Jr.
Prenctice Hall
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Money, Credit, and Capital
James Tobin with Stephen Golub
Irwin-McGraw Hill
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  Books by Professor Geanakoplos  

Celebrating Irving Fisher: The Legacy of a Great Economist
Blackwell
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  Additional books of interest  

Predictocracy
Market Mechanisms for Public and Private Decision Making



This visionary book explores how public and private institutions might arrive at better decisions by harnessing prediction markets, a promising new tool that can be used in a wide variety of contexts. The author explains what prediction markets are and how they improve decision-making, and he offers imaginative proposals for their use.

2008   368 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300115994
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The Wealth of Networks
How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom



With the radical changes in information production that the Internet has introduced, we stand at a crucial moment of transition, says Yochai Benkler in this important book on the new information economy and our socio-political future. He discusses the legal and policy issues that confront us and warns that the Internet’s promise of greater individual freedom, cultural diversity, political discours...

2007   528 pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300125771
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The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism


An astute, long-time observer of the business world, the founder and former CEO of Vanguard mutual funds explains the failures of the American financial system and the abuses that have plagued it in recent years. More important, John C. Bogle offers a host of practical reforms to restore integrity to corporate and investment America and to protect small investors’ interests.

2006   288 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300119718
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Financial Crises in Emerging Markets
An Essay on Financial Globalisation and Fragility



In this book eminent international banking expert Alexandre Lamfalussy grapples with issues that surround the trend toward financial globalization and its potential impact on financial fragility. He analyzes four recent crisis experiences in emerging markets—in Russia, Latin America, Mexico, and East Asia—and offers a series of carefully considered, pragmatic policy recommendations.

The Henry L. Stimson Lectures Series
2000   224 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300082302
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The Loss of Happiness in Market Democracies


Why in prosperous market democracies today do so many people regard themselves as unhappy? Robert E. Lane draws on extensive research in many fields to show that the main sources of well-being in advanced economies are friendships and a good family life; income has little to do with happiness once a person rises above the poverty level. Lane urges us to alter priorities and emphasize companionship...

The Institution for Social and Policy Studies
2001   480 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300091069
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The Market System
What It Is, How It Works, and What To Make of It



In this clear and accessible book, Charles Lindblom offers a jargon-free definition of the market system and describes how it functions. He also addresses larger questions: Is the market system democratic? Does it despoil the environment? Does it perpetuate inequalities? Lindblom shows that choices yet to be made about the future of the market system will affect not only our economic well-being, b...

The Institution for Social and Policy Studies
2002   308 pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300093346
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Financial Statecraft
The Role of Financial Markets in American Foreign Policy



It is time to ask fundamental questions about “financial statecraft,” say the authors of this penetrating book, referring to those aspects of foreign policy that attempt to influence international behaviors by managing and directing capital flows. How has the American government practiced such statecraft, and with how much success? Can these efforts be more effective? The authors offer incisive an...

2008   224 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300138412
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Money, Markets, and Sovereignty


In the most powerful defense of economic liberalism in decades, two international finance experts present a history of monetary nationalism and show why it threatens globalization today. They argue persuasively for a unified global currency that will facilitate trade, promote stability, and raise poorer nations’ standard of living.

Council on Foreign Relations Books
2010   304 pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300164589
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Profit with Honor
The New Stage of Market Capitalism



This wise and optimistic book examines the scandals that plague American corporations today and shows how companies can reverse the discouraging trend. New laws won’t solve the problem, writes Daniel Yankelovich, a social scientist and experienced boardroom member, but business leaders have an opportunity to rebuild an ethic of corporate stewardship.

The Future of American Democracy Series
2007   208 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300122602
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