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Models behaving badly : why confusing illusion with reality can lead to disaster, on Wall Street and in life

Author: Emanuel Derman
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Free Press hard cover edView all editions and formats
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Describing the collapse of the subprime mortgage CDO market in 2007, Derman urges readers to stop relying on these financial models where possible, and offers suggestions for mending these models where they might still do some good. This is a fascinating, lyrical, and very human look behind the curtain at the intersection between mathematics and human nature.
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Named Person: Emanuel Derman
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Emanuel Derman
ISBN: 9781439164983 1439164983 9781439165010 1439165017
OCLC Number: 709673145
Description: v, 231 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Models. A foolish consistency ; Metaphors, models, and theories --
Models behaving. The absolute ; The sublime --
Models behaving badly. The inadequate ; Breaking the cycle --
Appendix: Escaping bondage.
Responsibility: Emanuel Derman.
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Describing the collapse of the subprime mortgage CDO market in 2007, Derman urges readers to stop relying on these financial models where possible, and offers suggestions for mending these models where they might still do some good. This is a fascinating, lyrical, and very human look behind the curtain at the intersection between mathematics and human nature.

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