Corporate finance experts Stephen Ross, Randolph Westerfield, and Bradford Jordan have teamed up for the eighth edition of their book Essentials of Corporate Finance, released in January of 2013. Essentials of Corporate Finance is targeted at a student audience, with or without formal training in corporate finance. In it Ross, Westerfield, and Jordan explain the most important principles and concepts of corporate finance in language that, unlike some other corporate finance books, is easy to digest and apply.
One of the most common questions among new economics students is whether the study of economics is truly a science. The answer is both ‘yes’ and ‘no’. The trouble we run into is one of first trying to define what science is, then explaining how the study of economics fits into that definition. This is a problem because the dictionary definition of ‘science’ is broad enough to include everything from mathematics to biology to behavioral anthropology.