Applied Quantitative Finance presents solutions, theoretical developments and method proliferation for many practical problems in quantitative finance. The combination of practice and theory supported by computational tools is reflected in the selection of topics as well as in a finely tuned balance of scientific contributions on the practical implementation and theoretical concepts. This concept offers theoreticians insight into the applicability of the methodology and, vice versa, practitioners access to new methods for their applications. The e-book design of the text links theory and computational tools in an innovative way. All "quantlets" for the calculation of given examples in the text are executable on an XploRe Quantlet Server (XQS) and can be modified by the reader via the internet. The electronic edition can be downloaded from the web site www.i-xplore.de using the licence and registration number at the back cover.
This Guide provides clear, up-to-date guidance on the concepts, definitions, and classifications of the gross external debt of the public and private sectors, and on the sources, compilation techniques, and analytical uses of these data. The Guide supersedes the previous international guidance on external debt statistics available in External Debt: Definition, Statistical Coverage, and Methodology (known as the Gray Book), 1988. The Guide's conceptual framework derives from the System of National Accounts 1993 and the fifth edition of the IMF's Balance of Payments Manual (1993). Preparation of the Guide was undertaken by an Inter-Agency Task Force on Finance Statistics, chaired by the IMF and involving representatives from the Bank for International Settlements, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the European Central Bank, Eurostat, the OECD, the Paris Club Secretariat, UNCTAD, and the World Bank.