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Explicit Coupling of Informative Prior and Likelihood Functions in a Bayesian Multivariate Framework and Application to a New Non-Orthogonal Formulation of the Black-Litterman Model Journal of Asset Management, Forthcoming, OCCAM Financial Technology Working Paper Francois Ogliaro , Robert K. Rice , stewart becker and Raul Leote de Carvalho OCCAM Financial Technology , OCCAM Financial Technology , affiliation not provided to SSRN and BNP Paribas Asset Management Date Posted: June 9, 2010 Last Revised: June 14, 2010 Accepted Paper Series 51 downloads Behavioral Finance: Is Investor Psyche Driving Market Performance? ...
are economic events that are infrequent and large in magnitude, having a negative effect on an economy. Rare disasters are important because they provide an explanation of the equity premium puzzle , the behavior of interest rates , and other economic phenomena. The parameters for a rare disaster are a substantial drop in GDP and at least a 10% decrease in consumption . Examples include financial disasters: The Great Depression and the Asian Financial Crisis ; wars: World War I , World War II and regional conflicts; epidemics: Influenza outbreaks and the Asian Flu; and weather events: Tsunamis and Earthquakes; however, any event ...
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We are pleased to announce that Palgrave Macmillan has joined our Economics Research Network (ERN) Partners in Publishing Journals: Comparative Economic Studies , Eastern Economic Journal , and IMF Staff Papers , and our Management Research Network (MRN) INTL Partners in Publishing Journals: European Management Review , and Journal of International Business Studies . COMPARATIVE ECONOMIC STUDIES View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Palgrave-Macmillan-CES.html Subscribe: http://hq.ssrn.com/jourInvite.cfm?link=Palgrave-Macmillan-CES Comparative Economic Studies is a journal of the Association for Comparative Economic Studies. The ... market research, surveys and trends
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In the highly competitive world of faculty recruitment, the USC Marshall School of Business attracted 21 superb new professors with impressive track records, wide-ranging expertise and a passion for teaching. The Marshall School of Business is pleased to present the distinguished scholars who joined the school’s faculty in 2009-2010: Leventhal School of Accounting Yuri Loktionov , Assistant Professor of Accounting, holds a Ph.D. in Accounting from the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is a financial accountant with research interests in financial distress and bankruptcy. His paper, “Accounting for Derivatives in ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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Editor-in-Chief, Foundations and Trends in Finance, 2004-. Co-. Editor, Annals of Finance, 2004-. Advisory Editor, Elsevier/North-Holland Handbooks ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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Hautsch, N. (2004). Modelling Irregularly Spaced Financial Data: Theory and Practice of Dynamic Duration Models, Springer.  I recently taught an MBA class (Financial Markets: Structures and Dynamics). This class was shorter, and did not dwell on the economic and statistical properties of market data. But it did cover institutions in some detail. The class web site is at: Financial Markets: Structure and Dynamics . SAS for microstructure at Stern contains an overview of how to use SAS to do TAQ analysis at WRDS. Most of the SAS sample programs discussed in class are available in my  FTP directory of programs ...
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