Business, Economics, and Finance with Matlab, GIS, and Simulation Models

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Patrick L. Anderson, «Business, Economics, and Finance with Matlab, GIS, and Simulation Models»
Chapman & Hall/CRC | ISBN 1584883480 | April 15, 2004 | PDF | 3,4 Mb | 504 pages

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Business, Economics, and Finance with Matlab, GIS, and Simulation Models
By: Patrick L. Anderson
ISBN: 1584883480
Publisher: Chapman & Hall/CRC - 2004-04-15
Hardcover | 504 Pages | List Price: $84.99 (USD) | Sales Rank: 246752
Product Dimensions: 9.62 x 6.44 x 1.26 inches

Although there are hundreds of books about MATLAB, there are no books that fully explore its value in the field of business economics. Few books describe how geographic information can be explicitly incorporated in business decisions, or explain how sophisticated MATLAB applications can be provided to users via the Internet using a remote-hosted, thin client environment.Business, Economics and Finance with MATLAB, GIS and Simulation Models responds by providing a unique overview of sophisticated business and financial applications. This book describes models that have been developed for facing the challenges of finance, retail sales, taxes, location, economic impact, public policy, and other issues that executives, investors, and economists confront on a daily basis. It also offers groundbreaking insight into the many calculation and modeling tools that can be remotely hosted and run over the Internet, resulting in substantial user benefits and cost savings. Many techniques and models directly incorporate geographic information and GIS into the analysis in a way that was impossible until quite recently. Some techniques, such as fuzzy logic, retail sales, and Simulink economic impact models are described for the first time in print in this book.By following this blueprint, you will be able to direct tremendously higher amount of computational power toward the challenges that confront your business.


A great book that fills the gap, September 20, 2004
Reviewer: Dan "munifreak" (Pittsburgh, PA)

As a doctoral student in Finance, I use Matlab a lot for modeling and computation. I had been searching for a reference book that can help me build simulation models using SIMULINK. But the only books available are in specialized fields such as physics or engineering. Patrick Anderson's book attract me immediately by its title. A combination of MATLAB, SIMULATION, GIS and Economics– that's exactly what I was looking for. It managed to keep up with my high expectation with its highly informative content. The examples given were very well selected and close to application, corresponding Matlab code were neat. It kept surprising me with bonus tricks in using MATLAB(such as getting yahoo stock time seres directly using Matlab, creating XML files), which themselves are well worth the price. I recommend this book to researchers or analysts who want to stand at the frontier of business evaluation, and those who want to exploit the power of Matlab in business forecasting.

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Guide to multifaceted simulation analysis, August 29, 2004
Reviewer: V. Hlasny

This book appeals to me for several reasons. It discusses sophisticated methods of valuing business enterprises, and critiques competing models with a matter-of-course approach. The reader is given the perspective and reference to related work. Pitfalls of prejudiced and lackadaisical estimation are shown with neat examples.

On the technical side, experienced MatLab users find good ready-to-implement tools, code segments, and references in the book. The book encourages the use of simulation analysis, and brings it down from its pedestal to business-management level as part of a standard business-planning procedure. Given the traditional disregard for detailed GIS data (springing from the absence of software and expertise), this book also brings up the role of multifaceted geography in business performance and strategy. While not a textbook in GIS methods, it fills a gap in reference literature and shows how loaded the concepts are.

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Excellent instruction and reference , August 16, 2004
Reviewer: Econ PhD Student (Cornell University)

Anderson's book is equal parts course and reference guide for using Matlab and simulation models for business and economic analysis. It offers material for both those who have a strong understanding of the programs (though may be relatively new to economic, financial, or market analysis), and those who are just getting started with the program.

The book's greatest strength is the material on Matlab and simulation modeling, combined with the insight the author provides from his extensive experience as a consultant and industry economist.

It should be noted that this book is not an extensive guide to Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Although the book provides many helpful examples, and advice on incorporating GIS into business and economic analyses, this is not its emphasis. However, what it lacks in instruction in the area of GIS, it more than makes up for in its other content.

In all, this book is highly recommended. It provides fantastic instruction and reference in using Matlab and simulation modeling tools for business and economic analysis.

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
Great book for business economists, August 6, 2004
Reviewer: I. K. Geckil

Most of the applied economic and finance books using a complicated software are very technical and not practical at all. Even though Anderson's book is very technical, it is very practical for business economics. Anderson's book is well-written and sophisticated but easy-to-read and follow. As a MATLAB user, I think this book is very helpful and user-friendly. Anderson provides many real-life examples from his work engagements. This will be one of the pillar books in every business economists' library.