Lecturing Birds on Flying: Can Mathematical Theories Destroy the Financial Markets? (by Pablo Triana)


Author(s): Pablo Triana

Publisher: Wiley
Publish date: 2009-06-09
ISBN-10: 0470406755
ISBN-13: 9780470406755
Language: English
Description: An intriguing look at how financial models have repeatedly failed
our markets, including now Leading and contrarian thinkers have
been talking for years about the conflicts between theoretical and
real finance. Nassim Taleb first addressed the issue in his
technical treatise on options, Dynamic Hedging. Now, in Lecturing
Birds on Flying, Pablo Triana moves the conversation to a narrative
that anyone can follow, and explains how it is that theoretical
finance can fail dramatically in the real world. The heart of the
book, though, isn't about technicalities, but instead explores how
widely accepted theories that are applied daily cause our world
real… more…

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