International Financial Management

 
9780133499308: International Financial Management

International Financial Management equips future business leaders with the tools they need to succeed in a competitive global environment. This new text by leading international scholars Bekaert and Hodrick blends theory, the analysis of data, examples, and practical case situations that allows students to understand what to do when confronted with an international financial decision and why that decision is correct. Key Features Real Data Analysis : Students learn how well the current theories are supported by the data. Extended Cases : Solutions of intricate cases illustrate the application of the theory and provide templates for future analysis. Point/Counterpoints : Issues that are contentious and often not fully resolved or well understood are explored, and a summary of the subtle but state-of-the-art thinking on the issue is provided. Table of Contents Preface Part I Introduction to Foreign Exchange Markets and Risks Chapter 1. Globalization and the multinational Corporation Chapter 2. The Foreign Exchange Market Chapter 3. Forward Markets and Transaction Exchange Risk Chapter 4. The Balance of Payments Chapter 5. Exchange Rate Systems Part II International Parity Conditions and Exchange Rate Determination Chapter 6. Interest Rate Parity Chapter 7. Speculation and Risk in the Foreign Exchange Market Chapter 8. Purchasing Power Parity and Real Exchange Rates Chapter 9. Measuring and Managing Real Exchange Risk Chapter 10. Exchange Rate Determination and Forecasting Part III International Capital Markets Chapter 11. International Debt Financing Chapter 12. International Equity Financing Chapter 13. International Capital Market Equilibrium Chapter 14. Political and Country Risk Part IV International Corporate Finance Chapter 15. International Capital Budgeting Chapter 16. Additional Topics in International Capital Budgeting Chapter 17. Risk Management and the Foreign Currency Hedging Decision Part V Managing Ongoing Operations Chapter 18. Financing International Trade Chapter 19. Managing Net Working Capital Part VI Foreign Currency Derivatives Chapter 20. Foreign Currency Futures and Options Chapter 21. Interest Rate and Foreign Currency Swaps Glossary

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It was quite difficult to find a good book on international financial markets/managements. Since it inevitably involves the concepts such as forward/swap, exchange rate risks, interest parity, balance of payments, and so on, a good book needs to have some rigor in clearly explaining important concepts (a good intro for Ph.Ds) and to contain good introduction to how international financial markets work in reality (wonderful reference for MBAs). I had an opportunity to read an earlier draft of this book when I took International finance course a few years ago taught by Professor Hodrick himself. The draft did a superb job in explaining the theories and international financial markets at the same time. I'm really glad this has been finally published so that other people outside his classrooms have access to these materials. I got hold of this book today and it seems it's been more polished than the draft I had. I wish the solution manual could come out together, but I heard it's on the way. --By H. Lim on April 28, 2008

Excellent quality and excellent service (timing of delivery). I needed this book and it came through in excellent condition and in an excellent timely fashion. I would recommend this to anyone. --By William L. Smith on May 29, 2009

very good purchase. good price, quick shipping. item arrived exactly as described and in the proper condition. cover was different but the contents are on the money --By curtin9 on September 7, 2010

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Nomura Professor of International Finance Finance and Economics Academic Advisory Board Member Program for Financial Studies AB, Princeton, 1972; PhD, University of Chicago, 1976. Joined CBS in 1996. Professor Hodrick teaches both fundamental and advanced courses in international finance. His expertise is in the valuation of financial assets. His current research explores the empirical implications of theoretical pricing models that generate time-varying risk premiums in the markets for bonds, equities and foreign currencies. He is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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