Introductory econometrics for finance by Chris Brooks
Cambridge University Press, 02 Sept 2002
Soft Cover, 728 pages
This is the first textbook to teach introductory econometrics to finance majors. The text is data- and problem-driven, giving students the skills to estimate and interpret models, whilst having an intuitive grasp of the underlying theoretical concepts. The approach of Dr Brooks, based on the successful course he teaches at the Cass Business School, one of Europe's leading business schools, ensures that the text focuses squarely on the needs of finance students, including advice on planning and executing a project in empirical finance. The book assumes no prior knowledge of econometrics, and covers important modern topics such as time-series forecasting, volatility modelling, switching models and simulation methods. It includes detailed examples and case studies from the finance literature. Sample instructions and output from two popular and widely available computer packages (EViews and WinRATS) are presented as an integral part of the text.