Faculty Candidate Seminar: Dr. Steven Kou

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    • Tuesday May 6, 2008
      11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Executive Classroom
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Jennifer Harris
H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering
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Title: The Recent Financial Turmoil and Related Financial Engineering Research Problems

The past several months have been an eventful period for the U.S. financial markets, mainly due to the crisis in subprime credit markets and the difficulty in modeling collateralized debt obligations (CDOs). In this talk we will present two of financial engineering problems that are related to the recent financial turmoil: (1) How to model CDOs by incorporating clustering defaults? We propose a new model based on Polya processes and the cumulative intensity of counting processes that can calibration the current CDO data very well. (2) What are good external risk measures for the financial regulators? We propose a new axiomatic approach to justify the current governmental regulations, by using axioms from robust statistics and the separation by hyperplanes from functional analysis.

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