The book grew out of a course first called “Empirical Research Methods in Financial Engineering.” Empirical means derived from experience, observation, or experiment, so the book is about working with data and doing statistical analysis. Financial engineering is the construction of financial products such as stock options, interest rate derivatives, and credit derivatives. The course has been renamed “Operations Research Tools for Financial Engineering,” because it also covers applications of probability, simulation, and optimization to financial engineering.
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