Sometimes in studying economics, I come across terms related to these subjects that I don’t know yet and I would like to know if there a number of differing views on these topics, or if any book I order will be good?
Can anyone recommend some good college textbooks on these?
Any idea when Guido Huelsmann’s finance book will be out?
Are there a number of differing schools of thought on finance like there are in economics and philosophy, or can I trust more or less any college textbook on it?
Dr. Huelsmann’s book is in print in German. The English translation should be out soon, hopefully, by the end of the year.
Similar to economics, there is a mainstream in finance dominated by mathematical formalism. Most introductory textbooks on finance, then, will present only this dominate view. Alternatives include value investing, mentioned above, and subjective investment appraisal, see the work of David J. Rapp.
In my Financial Markets and Institutions course at Grove City College, I use the textbook by Meir Kohn, Financial Institutions and Markets. He also has a textbook on Money, Banking, and Financial Markets.