Statistics and Data Analysis for Financial Engineering


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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Returns.- Fixed income securities.- Exploratory data analysis.- Modeling univariate distributions.- Resampling.- Multivariate statistical models.- Copulas.- Time series models: basics.- Time series models: further topics.- Portfolio theory.- Regression: basics.- Regression: troubleshooting.- Regression: advanced topics.- Cointegration.- The capital asset pricing model.- Factor models and principal components.- GARCH models.- Risk management.- Bayesian data analysis and MCMC.- Nonparametric regression and splines.

About the Author

David Ruppert is Andrew Schultz, Jr., Professor of Engineering and Professor of Statistical Science, School of Operations Research and Information Engineering, Cornell University, where he teaches statistics and financial engineering and is a member of the Program in
Financial Engineering. His research areas include asymptotic theory, semiparametric regression, functional data analysis, biostatistics, model calibration, measurement error, and astrostatistics. Professor Ruppert received his PhD in Statistics at Michigan State University. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and won the Wilcoxon prize. He is Editor of the Electronic Journal of Statistics, former Editor of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics' Lecture Notes--Monographs Series, and former Associate Editor of several major statistics journals. Professor Ruppert has published over 100 scientific papers and four books: Transformation and Weighting in Regression, Measurement Error in Nonlinear Models, Semiparametric Regression, and Statistics and Finance: An Introduction. 


From the reviews:“Book under review is aimed at Master’s students in a financial engineering program and spans the gap between some very basic finance concepts and some very advanced statistical concepts … . The book is evidently intended as, and is best approached as, a kind of working text, giving students the opportunity to work in detail through a variety of examples. The substantial chapters on regression and time series are particularly helpful in this regard. There is lots of useful R code and many example analyses.” (R. A. Maller, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2012 d)

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