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The Mathematics of Financial Derivatives : A Student Introduction by Paul Wilmott, Sam Howison, Jeff Dewynne Average Customer Review: Paperback (29 September, 1995) list price: $42.99  our price: $42.99 (price subject to change: see help) US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Reviews (16)
waste of time
Only one snag
Read Hull Instead Isbn: 0521497892 
$42.99 
Introduction to the Mathematics of Financial Derivatives by Salih N. Neftci Average Customer Review: Hardcover (April, 2000) list price: $71.95  our price: $71.95 (price subject to change: see help) US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Reviews (50)
Extraordinarily clear and intuitive
A good first draft not a useful text
Good Book Isbn: 0125153929 
$71.95 
The Econometrics of Financial Markets by John Y. Campbell, Andrew W. Lo, A. Craig MacKinlay, Andrew Y. Lo, Archie Craig MacKinlay Average Customer Review: Hardcover (09 December, 1996) list price: $95.00  our price: $71.44 (price subject to change: see help) US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Reviews (12)
Very Good but Not Enough
Spend your money on something better The book already assumes you are proficentin basic and advanced econometrics, derivatives pricing, fixed income, microstructure, neural networks etc. If you already familiar with those fields, why do you need this book? For example, Chapter 10 on Fixed Income Securities covers a grand total of 28 pages beginning with "Basic Concepts" and ending with "Yield Spreads and Interest Rate forecasts".Meanwhile there are whole tomes devoted to every one of those sections in Chapter 10. Nonparameteric Estimation merits a grand total of 9 pages and Neural networks merits 7 pages in Chapter 12. The chapter on Microstructure, virtue of the book being published in 1997 is thoroughly dated. Even for its 1997 publication the chapter is thoroughly lacking. It is neither a survey nor a exposition of theory or practial uses of microstructure theory. Today there are excellent theoretical and practical books devoted to every topic covered in this book. Save your money for one of those.
Superior Treatment of Econometrics I admit that readers with no background in econometrics may wish to start with lighter reading, but this book is a must, and worth the effort. ... Read more Isbn: 0691043019 
$71.44 
Modeling Financial Derivatives With Mathematica (Includes CDROM) by William T. Shaw Average Customer Review: Hardcover (10 December, 1998) list price: $200.00  our price: $159.00 (price subject to change: see help) US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Reviews (16)
Excellent Practical Tool for Financial Engineers
A potentially very good book with a very messy presentation. However my chief complaint is with the way the (very interesting and important) contect is presented  Shaw simply contents himself with showing pages and pages of mathematica code, which is ugly and annoying to read. He doesn't even use indentations or keywordhighlighting to make the Mathematica code easier to read. What an unbelievable fourletterword mess! Many mathematical concepts are buried within Mathematica code.A much better book would have resulted if he sat down and presented math as math rather than as Mathematica code. Very disappointing work from a writer who clearly seems to have an indepth knowledge of finite difference methods.
Highly recommended for researchers in finance Isbn: 052159233X 
$159.00 
Financial Calculus : An Introduction to Derivative Pricing by Martin Baxter, Andrew Rennie Average Customer Review: Hardcover (19 September, 1996) list price: $66.10  our price: $44.24 (price subject to change: see help) US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Reviews (24)
A gem of a book
A nice place to start
Compact, accessible yet rigorous introduction. Isbn: 0521552893 
$44.24 
Stochastic Calculus and Financial Applications by J. MichaelSteele Average Customer Review: Hardcover (12 October, 2000) list price: $89.95  our price: $65.40 (price subject to change: see help) US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Reviews (14)
I Hate It When Books Lie About Mathematical Requriements If you want to learn quant finance at an elementary level, Baxter and Rennie is much, much better.Moreover, if you're comfortable with measure theory,and you want to learn the math that's necessary for option pricing, you'd be better off buying Oksendal's excellent book, which is at least as rigorous as Steele's book but much more clear.
Riskfreeprofit !!
Review from a grad student not at Wharton Isbn: 0387950168 
$65.40 
Time Series Analysis by James Douglas Hamilton Average Customer Review: Hardcover (11 January, 1994) list price: $95.00  our price: $79.83 (price subject to change: see help) US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Reviews (19)
The most careful ecmtx textbook I know
this book rules btw, the author seems like a nice guy, too.one time, i had a question about his treatment of the kalman filter, and he actually responded to my email.
Quite some beach read Isbn: 0691042896 
$79.83 
Time Series Models for Business and Economic Forecasting (Themes in Modern Econometrics) by Philip Hans Franses Average Customer Review: Paperback (15 October, 1998) list price: $37.99  our price: $37.99 (price subject to change: see help) US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Reviews (5)
Good introductory book !
nice book on time series for statisticians and economists I particularly like the nice coverage of GARCH models that are new to me. It is a great introductory text especially for economics majors. For more advanced books and other treatments of time series consider Kennedy's fourth edition of "A Guide to Econometrics" or the suggestion from reviewer "New York, NY". Also my listmania list on time series will give you several sources to look at.
Excellent introductory book on economic time series modeling Isbn: 0521586410 
$37.99 
Econometric Methods by JackJohnston, JohnDinardo Average Customer Review: Hardcover (01 October, 1996) list price: $127.19  our price: $127.19 (price subject to change: see help) US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Reviews (8)
excellent text!
The best econometrics book for first year graduate level
Incredibly Lucid Isbn: 0079131212 
$127.19 
Fundamental Methods of Mathematical Economics by Alpha C Chiang Average Customer Review: Hardcover (01 February, 1984) list price: $128.44  our price: $128.44 (price subject to change: see help) US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Reviews (22)
Best of Three
Wonderful Book
Never quite goes to the point Have a look at the table of content. The first half of the book is appropriate for a first undergraduate course in mathematics for economists, and the second half for a second course. It won't lead you much further than that. Isbn: 0070108137 
$128.44 
Mathematics for Economists by Carl P. Simon, Lawrence Blume Average Customer Review: Hardcover (01 April, 1994) list price: $136.35  our price: $136.35 (price subject to change: see help) US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Reviews (17)
IF you are doing /have done maths, read this book
Not for the Math Econ Novice
Mathematics for Economists Isbn: 0393957330 
$136.35 
Portfolio Selection: Efficient Diversification of Investments (Cowles Foundation Monograph: No. 16) by Harry M. Markowitz Average Customer Review: Paperback (01 June, 1971) list price: $30.00  our price: $30.00 (price subject to change: see help) US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Reviews (2)
A brilliant intellectual feat
The original classic Isbn: 0300013728 
$30.00 
Portfolio Theory and Capital Markets by William F. Sharpe, William Sharpe Average Customer Review: Hardcover (17 December, 1999) list price: $34.95 US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Reviews (3)
It's a excellentportfolio theory and capital markets book.
Nice one for the Investment
A great book by a powerful mind Isbn: 0071353208 
Mastering Mathematica : Programming Methods and Applications by John W. Gray Average Customer Review: Paperback (20 October, 1997) list price: $57.95  our price: $57.95 (price subject to change: see help) US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Reviews (1)
AReview for Programmers, by a Programmer This is something of a book review, but also a commentary on the Mathematica package. My background is a recent MS in Computer Science.My interest in Mathematica is as a thinking tool forProgrammer/Analysts or R&D Prototypers. John Gray's book comes with aCDROM including the entire text of the book (the book was produced usingMathematica) as well as help files which can easily be integrated into theresourcesof the Mathematica Help Browser. The book is well laid out(see the Table of Contents at amazon.com) topically, starting with verybasic usage of the math abilities, and the user interface, then moving onto programming styles using Mathematica and methods of representinginformation in Mathematica. (All major commands in the Mathematica packageare searchable, topical resources are available via documentation chapterson that topic, andexplanatory text is hyperlinked in html format.) Thebook's style is absolutely functional, and is targeted at users who have atleast athreshhold knowledge of modern programming. Much of the materialsomewhat assumes that the reader has read enough using the Help Browswerwith its online manual to be able to operate the notebook interface.Examples are given for almost every topic (the examples are executable inMathematica, as the text of the book is in the form of aMathematicanotebook), although the specifics of each example are not necessarilyexplained. As a programmer, the most amazing revelation of Gray's book isthe degree to which the Mathematica package is programmable. Of course,procedural commands are built in to allow the coding of proceduralalgorithms (these commands have the form of generic pseudocode commands, or"nearC"). But Gray gives examples of programming using functions(recursion is allowed), as well as instructions re oo and constraint(rulebased) styles of programming. (Note that Mathematica has built inpattern matching notationsespecially useful for rulebasedprogramming.) In short, not only is Mathematica a completely integratedsymbolic/numeric advanced math utility with integrated graphics andstatistical packages, but it also has its own virtual operating system(full file i/o controls), and it allows the user to write rulebasedprograms (such as LISP or Prolog interpreters) which have full access toall of the built in Mathematica abilities, and to custom compiledcomponents which the user has written. Because all Mathematica'sabilities are integrated, data can easily be displayed graphically,allowing visual debugging of difficult algorithms, or analysis (orreports). Gray provides a few examples of the visual display ofalgorithms. The bottom line is that Mathematica is an astoundingprototyping tool, as well as beingthe best graduate CS math utility Ihave used.And John Gray's book opens up these possibilities to thereader.Savor the possibilities! ... Read more Isbn: 0122961056 
$57.95 
The Waite Group's ObjectOriented Programming in C++ by Robert Lafore, Waite Group Average Customer Review: Paperback (01 December, 1998) list price: $34.99 US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Reviews (44)
Excellent Book!
Good reference book If you are interested in learning Micro$oft's Visual C++, this is not the book for you. If you have Borland's free C++ compiler and a penchant for learning traditional programming, this is the book for you.Use it like a classinabook.
The BEST Book on C++ Other beginner books on C++ dumps you with tons of information but do not focus on understanding or learning. Reading those books is like learning English from a dictionary. Lafore understands what goes through your mind as you read his text and he addresses those questions straight into the point. You'll definitely not regret buying this book. ... Read more Isbn: 157169160X 
Building Financial Derivatives Applications with C++: by Robert Brooks Average Customer Review: Hardcover (30 March, 2000) list price: $99.95  our price: $99.95 (price subject to change: see help) US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Reviews (10)
Book to learnhow to program derivatives's modeling
great book
A must book for MBA's/MS in financial engineering Isbn: 156720287X 
$99.95 
Accelerated C++: Practical Programming by Example by Andrew Koenig, Barbara E. Moo Average Customer Review: Paperback (15 January, 2000) list price: $39.99  our price: $33.81 (price subject to change: see help) US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Editorial Review If you don't have a lot of time, but still want to learn the latest inC++, you don't have to learn C first. You might learn more by digging intocurrent language features and classes from the very beginning. That's theapproach that's offered by Accelerated C++, a text that delves into moreadvanced C++ features like templates and Standard Template Library (STL)collection classes early on. This book arguably can get a motivated beginningprogrammer into C++ more quickly than other available tutorials. What separates this title from the rest of the pack is that it jumps right inwith samples that take advantage of the Standard C++ of todayfrom streams tobuiltin container classes, such as vectors and linked lists. Early examples aremore complex than in other books, but the thoroughness and relaxed pace of theexplanations will bring the novice up to speed. (Although it ships at a slender350 pages, Accelerated C++ is packed with samples, tips, and exampleproblems; about 10 per chapter.) After a tour of basic C++, the book looks at more advanced C++ features, such astemplates, including builtin support for containers. Besides tapping thestrength of Standard C++, you also will learn to design with your own templates.(Other tutorials would defer this material until later on.) The authors havetested the approach in the book in their own teaching, and honed a set ofworthwhile examples that will help anyone get familiar with these powerfullanguage features. All examples make use of the command line and console(without GUI programs), but the advantage is that this code should run on any oftoday's operating systems and compilers. Later sections cover the basics ofclass design, which include good coverage of operator overloading andinheritance. With its innovative approach to teaching the language, Accelerated C++will challenge readers in the right way. It suggests that you don't need tolearn C to be productive in C++. Written in an approachable style, it deserves aclose look from any C++ novice. Richard Dragan Topics covered:
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My C++ Learning Experience
A Gem!
Excellent guide for someone who has programmed before Isbn: 020170353X 
$33.81 
The C++ Standard Library : A Tutorial and Reference by Nicolai M. Josuttis Average Customer Review: Hardcover (12 August, 1999) list price: $59.99  our price: $51.19 (price subject to change: see help) US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Editorial Review Programming with the C++ Standard Library can certainly be difficult, but Nicolai Josuttis's The C++ Standard Library provides one of the best available guides to using the builtin features of C++ effectively. The C++ Standard Library provides plenty of default functionality in the form of the Standard Template Library (STL) for containers (like vectors and linked lists), as well as generic algorithms (which allow you to sort, search, and manipulate elements inside containers). The best thing about The C++ Standard Library is that it gives the reader a concise guide to working with these basic containers (from lists to sets and maps, with everything in between). Each container type is explained along with short code excerpts. Moreover, in a reference section, the author explores the connections between each container type, showing how they share similar methods. (Learn just a few methods and you can pretty much work with them all.) In addition to STL, this book excels at providing a readable introduction to the generic algorithms (which can be used to sort, search, and otherwise manipulate STL containers). Other books either fold this material in with the explanation of containers or make it seem like an esoteric topic. The fact is, generic algorithms work with all the STL types, and by separating these algorithms out like this the reader can learn the rich array of algorithms available in today's standard C++. While this book concentrates on STL and algorithms, readers will still find great coverage on Standard Library string classes and streams (including a fine section on internationalization and locales). For the beginning or intermediate C++ programmer, The C++ Standard Library can be a real timesaver. It arranges and explains the complexities of the C++ Standard Library and STL in a manageable format that's great as a reference and as an approach to programming. Richard Dragan Topics covered: history of C++ and the Standard Library, template basics, BigO Notation, the std namespace, standard exceptions, allocators, standard library utilities, pairs and auto_ptr, numeric limits, the Standard Template Library (STL) basics, containers, iterators, algorithms, vectors, lists, deques, strings, sets, multisets, bitsets, maps, multimaps, stacks, queues, iterator adapters, function objects, element requirements, value and reference semantics, complex numbers, valarrays, stream classes, stream manipulators and formatting, file I/O, internationalization, and locales. ... Read more Reviews (70)
Not perfect, but the best book out there
This book smells very nice
So well written that you don't have to read it Isbn: 0201379260 
$51.19 
Mathematical Methods and Models for Economists by Angel de la Fuente Average Customer Review: Paperback (15 February, 2000) list price: $45.00  our price: $39.62 (price subject to change: see help) US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Reviews (9)
A good overview
The Worst of Three Math Econ Books
Great value, for the right user Isbn: 0521585295 
$39.62 
Cours de mathÃ©matiques pour Ã©conomistes (Collection Economie) by Philippe Michel Unknown Binding (1984) US  Canada  United Kingdom  Germany  France Isbn: 2717807993 
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