Michael Melvin is with the Rady School of Management at UCSD where he coordinates and teaches in the Master of Finance program. Prior roles include Managing Director and Head of Currency and Fixed Income Research at BlackRock, Adjunct Professor at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, Co-editor of the Journal of International Money & Finance, and Professor of Economics at Arizona State University.
For courses in Actuarial Mathematics, Introduction to Insurance, and Personal/Business Finance.
This text presents the basic core of information needed to understand the impact of interest rates on the world of investments, real estate, corporate planning, insurance, and securities transactions. The authors presuppose a working knowledge of basic algebra, arithmetic, and percents for the core of the book: their goal is for students to understand well those few underlying principles that play out in nearly every finance and interest problem. There are several sections that utilize calculus and one chapter that requires statistics. Using time line diagrams as important tools in analyzing money and interest exercises, the text contains a great deal of practical financial applications of interest theory as well as its foundational definitions and theorems. It relies on the use of calculator and computer technology instead of tables; this approach frees students to understand challenging topics without wilting under labor-intensive details.
With three substantially revised chapters, and all chapters updated, it functions as a finance book that includes an international macroeconomics perspective in its final section. It emphasizes the newest trends in research, neatly defining the intersection of macro and finance.
Successfully used worldwide in both finance and economics departments at both undergraduate and graduate levels, the book features current data, revised test banks, and sharp insights about the practical implications of decision-making.Includes current events, such as the LIBOR and Greek crisesincreases emphasis on countries other than the USMinimizes prerequisites to encourage use by students from varied backgrounds