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Title: The methodology of finance
Author(s): Dow, Sheila
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Editor(s): Toporowski, J
Michell, J
Citation: Dow S (2012) The methodology of finance. In: Toporowski J & Michell J (eds.) Handbook of Critical Issues in Finance. Elgar original reference. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 218-224.;
Issue Date: 2012
Date Deposited: 5-Jan-2016
Series/Report no.: Elgar original reference
Abstract: First paragraph: The methodology of finance is crucial to the field. The way in which financial markets and behaviour are analysed depends on the methodological approach taken to building knowledge. This methodological approach includes both the methods of enquiry and the principles by which some theories are judged to be better than others. But in finance there is more reflexivity than normal, in that finance theory and modelling directly inform and guide actual market behaviour. Therefore the methodology of finance theory carries over into the methodology of practice. For example, we have seen in the financial crisis that broke in 2007 that the methodology of finance, particularly the reliance on quantitative models, was a major contributor to the sit
Rights: Publisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in Handbook of Critical Issues in Finance (ed. by Jan Toporowski and Jo Michell), copyright Edward Elgar Publishing. The original publication is available at: The only uses of this work permitted are private study or research.
DOI Link: 10.4337/9781849805957.00036

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