Mathematical Finance Introduction to continuous time Financial Market models
Dr. Christian-Oliver Ewald
School of Economics and Finance University of St.Andrews
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.Abstract These are my Lecture Notes for a course in Continuous Time Finance which I taught in the Summer term 2003 at the University of Kaiserslautern. I am aware that the notes are not yet free of error and the manuscrip needs further improvement. I am happy about any comment on the notes. Please send your comments via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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implementation have changed beyond recognition.
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). Even “bad” models can be “good” for theoretical insight.
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