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The methodology of finance

Dow S (2012) The methodology of finance. In: Toporowski J, Michell J (ed.). Handbook of Critical Issues in Finance . Elgar original reference, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 218-224.

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

EditorToporowski J, Michell J
AuthorsDow Sheila
Title of seriesElgar original reference
Publication date2012
PublisherEdward Elgar
Place of publicationCheltenham
ISBN 978 1 84980 370 0

Handbook of Critical Issues in Finance (2012)

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