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Bodie, Zvi

Works: 176 works in 709 publications in 6 languages and 10,103 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Textbooks  Popular works 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: HG4521, 332.6
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Investments by Zvi Bodie ( Book )
140 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'Investments' places greater emphasis on asset allocation, and offers a much broader and deeper treatment of futures, options, and other derivative security markets than most investment texts
Essentials of investments by Zvi Bodie ( Book )
77 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 1,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This textbook emphasizes asset allocation while presenting the practical applications of investment theory. The authors have eliminated unnecessary mathematical detail and concentrate on the intuition and insights that will be useful to practitioners throughout their careers as new ideas and challenges emerge from the financial marketplace
Financial aspects of the United States pension system by Zvi Bodie ( Book )
18 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book provides valuable information and analysis to managers, policymakers, and investment counselors in the rapidly expanding field of pension funding. American workers, too, need answers and insights on how to invest their money and plan for their retirement. fifteen of America's leading financial analysts address such pressing questions as. -What is the current financial status of the elderly, and how vulnerable are they to inflation?. -What is the impact of inflation on the private pension system, and what are the effects of alternative indexing schemes?. -What roles can the social sec
Finance by Zvi Bodie ( Book )
48 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This introduction to finance has a broad scope, placing an emphasis on general principles within the field. It builds its presentation upon the three 'pillars' of finance: optimization over time, asset valuation and risk management
Pensions in the U.S. economy by Zvi Bodie ( Book )
16 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pensions in the U.S. Economy is the fourth in a series on pensions from the National Bureau of Economic Research. For both economists and policymakers, this volume makes a valuable contribution to current research on pensions and the economics of the elderly. The contributors report on retirement saving of individuals and the saving that results from corporate funding of pension plans, and they examine particular aspects of the plans themselves from the employee's point of view. Steven F. Venti and David A. Wise offer a careful analysis of who contributes to IRAs and why. Benjamin M. Friedman
Issues in pension economics by Zvi Bodie ( Book )
12 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the past several decades, pension plans have become one of the most significant institutional influences on labor and financial markets in the U.S. In an effort to understand the economic effects of this growth, the National Bureau of Economic Research embarked on a major research project in 1980. Issues in Pension Economics, the third in a series of four projected volumes to result from thsi study, covers a broad range of pension issues and utilizes new and richer data sources than have been previously available. The papers in this volume cover such issues as the interaction of pension-funding decisions and corporate finances; the role of pensions in providing adequate and secure retirement income, including the integration of pension plans with social security and significant drops in the U.S. saving rate; and the incentive effects of pension plans on labor market behavior and the implications of plans on labor market behavior and the implications of plans for different demographic groups. Issues in Pension Economics offers important empirical studies and makes valuable theoretical contributions to current thinking in an area that will most likely continue to be a source of controversy and debate for some time to come. The volume should prove useful to academics and policymakers, as well as to members of the business and labor communities
Securing employer-based pensions an international perspective ( )
7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pensions and the economy : sources, uses, and limitations of data ( Book )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Risk less and prosper : your guide to safer investing by Zvi Bodie ( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A practical guide to getting personal investing rightSomewhere along the way, something has gone very wrong with the way individuals save and invest. Too often, households are drawn in by promotional suggestions masquerading as impartial investment advice. Consumers get saddled with more risk than they realize. Authors Zvi Bodie and Rachelle Taqqu understand the dilemma that today's investors face, and with Risk Less and Prosper they will help you find your financial footing.Written in an accessible style, this practical guide skillfully explains why personal investing is all about you--your goals, your values and your career path. It shows how to understand investment risk and choose the particular blend of risk and safety that is right for you. And it lays out several simple yet powerful ways for small investors to cast a reliable safety net to achieve their financial goals and truly prosper. Coauthors Bodie and Taqqu challenge the myth that all investments require risk, then highlight some important risks that families often disregard when deciding where to put their money. Later, they connect the dots between investment and investor, showing us all how to grasp our own investment risk profiles and how we may use these insights to make more fitting investment choices. Outlines a straightforward way to invest by aligning your investments with your goals and the risk levels you can bear Provides basic investment abc's for readers who are otherwise literate Lays out a simple, actionable plan for achieving your goals Explains the role of risk-free assets and investment insurance in assuring that you reach your most essential goals Contrary to popular belief, investing doesn't have to be complicated. You can build wealth without taking great risks. Risk Less and Prosper will show you how to make investment decisions that will make your financial life less stressful and more profitable"--
Worry-free investing : a safe approach to achieving your lifetime financial goals by Zvi Bodie ( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Financial economics by Zvi Bodie ( Book )
20 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tou zi xue by Zvi Bodie ( Book )
29 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in Chinese and English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Investments and portfolio management by Zvi Bodie ( Book )
13 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This textbook places greater emphasis on asset allocation, and offers a much broader and deeper treatment of futures, options, and other derivative security markets than most investment texts
Labor supply flexibility and portfolio choice in a life-cycle model by Zvi Bodie ( Book )
10 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This paper examines the effect of the labor-leisure choice on portfolio and consumption decisions over an individual's life cycle. The model incorporates the fact that individuals may have considerable flexibility in varying their work effort (including their choice of when to retire). Given this flexibility, the individual simultaneously determines optimal levels of current consumption, labor effort, and an optimal financial investment strategy at each point in his life cycle. We show that labor and investment choices are intimately related. The ability to vary labor supply ex post induces the individual to assume greater risks in his investment portfolio ex ante. The model explains why the young (enjoying greater labor flexibility over their working lives) may take greater investment risks than the old. It also offers an explanation as to why consumption spending is relatively "smooth" despite volatility in asset prices. Finally, the paper provides a compact method for valuing the risky cash flows associated with future wage income
The foundations of pension finance ( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Worry-free investing : a sure way to achieve your lifetime financial goals by Zvi Bodie ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The design of financial systems : towards a synthesis of function and structure by Robert C Merton ( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This paper proposes a functional approach to designing and managing the financial systems of countries, regions, firms, households, and other entities. It is a synthesis of the neoclassical, neo-institutional, and behavioral perspectives. Neoclassical theory is an ideal driver to link science and global practice in finance because its prescriptions are robust across time and geopolitical borders. By itself, however, neoclassical theory provides little prescription or prediction of the institutional structure of financial systems that is, the specific kinds of financial intermediaries, markets, and regulatory bodies that will or should evolve in response to underlying changes in technology, politics, demographics, and cultural norms. The neoclassical model therefore offers important, but incomplete, guidance to decision makers seeking to understand and manage the process of institutional change. In accomplishing this task, the neo-institutional and behavioral perspectives can be very useful. In this proposed synthesis of the three approaches, functional and structural finance (FSF), institutional structure is endogenous. When particular transaction costs or behavioral patterns produce large departures from the predictions of the ideal frictionless' neoclassical equilibrium for a given institutional structure, new institutions tend to develop that partially offset the resulting inefficiencies. In the longer run, after institutional structures have had time to fully develop, the predictions of the neoclassical model will be approximately valid for asset prices and resource allocations. Through a series of examples, the paper sets out the reasoning behind the FSF synthesis and illustrates its application"--National Bureau of Economic Research web site
Solutions manual for use with investments by Zvi Bodie ( Book )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A new framework for analyzing and managing macrofinancial risks of an economy by Dale Gray ( )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The high cost of international economic and financial crises highlights the need for a comprehensive framework to assess the robustness of national economic and financial systems. This paper proposes a new comprehensive approach to measure, analyze, and manage macroeconomic risk based on the theory and practice of modern contingent claims analysis (CCA). We illustrate how to use the CCA approach to model and measure sectoral and national risk exposures, and analyze policies to offset their potentially harmful effects. This new framework provides economic balance sheets for inter-linked sectors and a risk accounting framework for an economy. CCA provides a natural framework for analysis of mismatches between an entity's assets and liabilities, such as currency and maturity mismatches on balance sheets. Policies or actions that reduce these mismatches will help reduce risk and vulnerability. It also provides a new framework for sovereign capital structure analysis. It is useful for assessing vulnerability, policy analysis, risk management, investment analysis, and design of risk control strategies. Both public and private sector participants can benefit from pursuing ways to facilitate more efficient macro risk accounting, improve price and volatility discovery, and expand international risk intermediation activities
Do a firm's equity returns reflect the risk of its pension plans? by Li Jin ( Book )
6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This paper examines the empirical question of whether systematic equity risk of U.S. firms as measured by beta from the Capital Asset Pricing Model reflects the risk of their pension plans. There are a number of reasons to suspect that it might not. Chief among them is the opaque set of accounting rules used to report pension assets, liabilities, and expenses. Pension plan assets and liabilities are off-balance sheet, and are often viewed as segregated from the rest of the firm, with its own trustees. Pension accounting rules are complicated. Furthermore, the role of Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation further clouds the real relation between pension plan risk and firm equity risk. The empirical findings in this paper are consistent with the hypothesis that equity risk does reflect the risk of the firm's pension plan despite arcane accounting rules for pensions. This finding is consistent with informational efficiency of the capital markets. It also has implications for corporate finance practice in the determination of the cost of capital for capital budgeting. Standard procedure uses de-leveraged equity return betas to infer the cost of capital for operating assets. But the de-leveraged betas are not adjusted for the risk of the pension assets and liabilities. Failure to make this adjustment will typically bias upwards estimates of the discount rate for capital budgeting. The magnitude of the bias is shown here to be large for a number of well-known U.S. companies. This bias can result in positive net-present-value projects being rejected
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Alternative Names
Bodi, Z. 1943-
Bodi, Ziwei
Bodi, Ziwei 1943-
Bodie, Z. 1943-
Боди, Зви
ボディ, ツヴィ
English (401)
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