The Theory of Corporate Finance Illustrated Edition
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"Honorable Mention for the 2006 Award for Best Professional/Scholarly Book in Finance & Economics, Association of American Publishers"
"A magnificent new book. . . . This is far more than the mere textbook it purports to be; it has a plausible claim to be the first truly comprehensive overview of corporate finance by an economist." ― The Economist
"Impeccably systematized. . . . Tirole's book will have a prominent place in my library, and I am sure that I shall have plenty of occasions to refer to its authority in the future. It fully deserves a 'buy' rating."---Rudi Bogni, Times Higher Education Supplement
"Jean Tirole has provided the profession with its first comprehensive, advanced treatment of corporate finance theory. . . . [T]he overall result is far from idiosyncratic and it will have a major impact upon teaching and research in corporate finance."---David Webb, Economic Journal
"The field of corporate finance has developed rapidly and extensively in the last twenty years, but those who want to teach it face a barrier: the absence of a widely accepted textbook. Jean Tirole's book fills that gap. Applying his celebrated analytical and expositional skills, Tirole synthesizes and unifies the field in a clear and accessible manner, emphasizing particularly the connections between corporate finance and contract theory and the role of incentives and control in firms' financial decisions. The result is a book that will be an important resource for students and teachers alike."―Oliver Hart, Andrew E. Furer Professor of Economics, Harvard University
"With this book, Tirole has provided a comprehensive treatment of modern corporate finance theory in one place with one integrated framework. As a bonus, he also describes many of the important empirical results in corporate finance and how they relate to the theories. The book will be a valuable asset to students (and professors) of corporate finance."―Steve Kaplan, Neubauer Family Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business
"This is a remarkable book. Theoretical work in corporate finance over the past thirty or so years has yielded a bewildering array of individual models, yet Tirole manages to give a beautifully clear and unified treatment of the field. There is a real coherence both within and across the chapters, and one is in many places able to see the close connection between topics that are ordinarily treated as being distinct. The book will no doubt be the standard reference for researchers and students in corporate finance for many years to come."―Jeremy C. Stein, Harvard University
"Jean Tirole, one of the preeminent economists of his generation, has put together the first integrated treatise of modern corporate finance theory. He succeeds in unifying the dispersed theories on financial and ownership structure, building on his excellence in information economics and contract theory. The book should be required reading for any Ph.D. course in corporate finance."―Arnoud W. A. Boot, University of Amsterdam and Centre for Economic Policy Research
"The Theory of Corporate Finance is a towering achievement. Jean Tirole's vision is exhaustive, systematic and original. The major findings of the last two decades are recast in a unified framework, describing the multiple levels of contracting relationships created by firms' financial decisions. The book offers a significant number of new insights and it will have a profound impact on our understanding of corporate finance."―Antoine Faure-Grimaud, Professor of Finance, London School of Economics
- Publisher : Princeton University Press; Illustrated edition (January 1, 2006)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 656 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0691125562
- ISBN-13 : 978-0691125565
- Item Weight : 3.75 pounds
- Dimensions : 8.28 x 1.61 x 10.3 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #606,215 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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On top of that, though, this volume is also written with remarkable clarity. It's amazingly well-structured, does not get lost in the details, and explains the materials extremely well.
This handbook helped me a lot with my dissertation, as it concentrates in its pages various and many topics on corporate finance.
As a bonus, it's also relatively cheap. Thanks Jean.
This book employs a single, elementary model in order to illustrate the main economic insights. While this approach doesn't take into account all of the various extentions that more complex models might give, it is much easier for the student to get accustomed to one model and then to modify it as circumstances warrent.
This book is aimed at the advanced undergraduate student, or more likely one at the graduate level. While not nearly as mathematically oriented as some books, this one does include enough that the student should consider calculus as a prerequisite.
All in all, this book does a supurb job of developing a theory that reflects the real world as it exists today.