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Theory of Asset Pricing
unifies the central tenets and techniques of asset valuation into a single, comprehensive resource that is ideal for the first PhD course in asset pricing.Single-Period Portfolio Choice and Asset Pricing:
Expected Utility and Risk Aversion; Mean-Variance Analysis; CAPM, Arbitrage, and Linear Factor Models; Consumption-Savings and State Pricing;Multiperiod Consumption, Portfolio Choice, and Asset Pricing:
A Multiperiod Discrete Time Model of Consupmtion; Multiperiod Market Equilibrium;Contingent Claims Pricing:
Basics of Derivative Pricing; Essentials of Diffusion Processes and Itô's Lemma; Dynamic Hedging and PDE Valuation; Arbitrage, Martingales, Pricing Kernels; Mixing Diffusion and Jump Processes;Asset Pricing in Continuous Time:
Continuous-Time Consumption and Portfolio Choice; Equilibrium Asset Returns; Time-Inseparable Utility;Additional Topics in Asset Pricing:
Behavioral Finance and Asset Pricing; Asset Pricing with Differential Information; Models of the Term Structure of Interest Rates; Models of Default Risk.MESSAGE:
For all readers interested in asset valuation.
About the Author
George G. Pennacchi is a professor of finance and a co-director of the Office for Banking Research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is also a Research Associate at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and the Program Coordinator for Deposit Insurance at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s Center for Financial Research. His research focuses on financial intermediaries and the valuation of fixed-income securities and government guarantees.
Currently, he is an editor of the Journal of Financial Intermediation and an associate editor of the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Journal of Financial Services Research, and the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking. Previously, he was an associate editor for the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, and Management Science, and a co-editor of Advances in Futures and Options Research.
His consulting experience includes work for the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund. He has been a visiting professor at Università Bocconi in Milan, Italy, and was a member of the finance faculty at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Pennacchi received a Sc.B. degree in applied mathematics from Brown University in 1977 and a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1984.