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Illustrating Finance Policy with Mathematica


  • Provides quantitative methods for students and scholars in policy analysis of law, government, business, and health

  • Enables readers to use Mathematica to produce their own illustrations

  • Outlines visual approaches to important topics in economics, finance, and law


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxv
  2. Nicholas L. Georgakopoulos
    Pages 43-54
  3. Nicholas L. Georgakopoulos
    Pages 55-72
  4. Nicholas L. Georgakopoulos
    Pages 73-93
  5. Nicholas L. Georgakopoulos
    Pages 95-111
  6. Nicholas L. Georgakopoulos
    Pages 113-150
  7. Nicholas L. Georgakopoulos
    Pages 151-180
  8. Nicholas L. Georgakopoulos
    Pages 181-199
  9. Nicholas L. Georgakopoulos
    Pages 201-219
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 221-226

About this book


Students in various disciplines—from law and government to business and health policy—need to understand several quantitative aspects of finance (such as the capital asset pricing model or financial options) and policy analysis (e.g., assessing the weight of probabilistic evidence) but often have little quantitative background. This book illustrates those phenomena and explains how to illustrate them using the powerful visuals that computing can produce. Of particular interest to graduate students and scholars in need of sharper quantitative methods, this book introduces the reader to Mathematica, enables readers to use Mathematica to produce their own illustrations, and places specific emphasis on finance and policy as well as the foundations of probability theory.


law policy corporate finance mathematica quantitative methods Capital Asset Pricing Model statistics Probability Theory risk Financial Statements options crisis contagion financial law

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Indiana UniversityIndianapolisUSA

About the authors

Nicholas Georgakopoulos is the Harold R. Woodard Professor of Law at the Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indiana University. He is the author of seven books on the law, most recently The Logic of Securities Law (2017).

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