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An engine, not a camera [electronic resource] : how financial models shape markets / Donald MacKenzie.

By: MacKenzie, Donald A.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Inside technology: Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2006Description: 1 online resource (x, 377 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780262278805 (electronic bk.); 0262278804 (electronic bk.); 1423774485 (electronic bk.); 9781423774488 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Capital market -- Mathematical models | Derivative securities -- Mathematical models | Financial crises -- Mathematical models | Financial crises -- Case studies | Financial crises | March�e financier -- Mod�eles math�ematiques | Instruments d�eriv�es (Finances) -- Mod�eles math�ematiques | Crises financi�eres -- Mod�eles math�ematiques | Crises financi�eres -- Cas, �Etudes de | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Finance | Kapitaalmarkt | Effectenhandel | Financi�ele crises | Finanztheorie | Kreditmarkt | Mathematisches Modell | WirtschaftswissenschaftenGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Engine, not a camera.DDC classification: 332/.01/5195 Other classification: 83.50 | QC 131 | QK 640 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
1. Performing theory -- 2. Transforming finance -- 3. Theory and practice -- 4. Tests, anomalies, and monsters -- 5. Pricing options -- 6. Pits, bodies, and theorems -- 7. The fall -- 8. Arbitrage -- 9. Models and markets.
Summary: This pioneering work in the social studies of finance describes how the emergence of modern finance theory has affected financial markets in fundamental ways. Paraphrasing Milton Friedman, the author says that economic models are an engine of inquiry rather than a camera to reproduce empirical facts.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [333]-368) and index.

1. Performing theory -- 2. Transforming finance -- 3. Theory and practice -- 4. Tests, anomalies, and monsters -- 5. Pricing options -- 6. Pits, bodies, and theorems -- 7. The fall -- 8. Arbitrage -- 9. Models and markets.

This pioneering work in the social studies of finance describes how the emergence of modern finance theory has affected financial markets in fundamental ways. Paraphrasing Milton Friedman, the author says that economic models are an engine of inquiry rather than a camera to reproduce empirical facts.

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