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Risk is the fundamental element that influences financial behavior. In its absence, the financial
system necessary for efficient allocations of resources would be vastly simplified. In that world, only
a few institutions and financial instruments would be needed, and the practice of finance would
require relatively elementary analytical tools. But, of course, in the real world, risk is ubiquitous.
Much of the structure of the financial system we see serves the function of the efficient distribution
Given the beneﬁts that a database system provides for
structuring data and preserving its durability and integrity,
one might expect to ﬁnd scientists and engineers making ex-
tensive use of database systems to manage their data. Un-
fortunately, domains such as biology, chemistry, mechanical
engineering (and a variety of others) typically use databases
in only the most rudimentary of ways, running few or no
queries and storing only raw observations as they are cap-
tured from sensors or other ﬁeld instruments.
The teaching and the practicing of corporate finance are more challenging and exciting
than ever before. The last decade has seen fundamental changes in financial markets and
financial instruments. In the early years of the 21st century, we still see announcements in
the financial press about such matters as takeovers, junk bonds, financial restructuring, initial
public offerings, bankruptcy, and derivatives. In addition, there is the new recognition
of “real” options (Chapters 21 and 22), private equity and venture capital (Chapter 19), and
the disappearing dividend (Chapter 18).