MSA400 Financial risk 7,5 hec

Economic risks lead to catastrophic losses on a regular basis. Among the most spectacular examples are the tulip speculation back in the 17th century and the recent $18 billion Madoff fraud. The course gives a short historical introduction to the subject as well as an introduction to mathematical methods for analysis of large economic risks. Special attention is paid to extreme value theory, the concept of "Value at Risk", and credit risk. The course and examination of the course is based on presentations and discussion in class, and on two technical projects.
The course is given
  • in the second half of spring
  • jointly with Chalmers MVE220


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  • Course coordinator: Sören Christensen
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Course information autumn 2014

  • Course coordinator: Mattias Sunden
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  • Course coordinator: Mattias Sunden
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