Risk Econometrics: A Practical Guide to Bayesian and Frequentist Methods serves as a guide to mastering a growing number of applications in network analysis, environmental science and healthcare. By avoiding a focus either on time series or cross-sectional/panel data methods and adopting either Frequentist (Classical) or Bayesian approaches, it trains readers to recognize the most important aspects of applied Frequentist and Bayesian statistics, emphasizing methods, insights, and popular advances widely used during the last ten years. Sections dive deeply into the assumptions and pros and cons of statistical methods.
Based on R and Python, and accompanied by both exercises and research projects, this book reinforces a balance between theory and practice that other books, wedded to only one statistical method, cannot match.
- Combines Frequentist and Bayesian methods in time series, cross sectional and panel data settings with an emphasis on risk modeling using R and Python
- Includes exercises and applications in new industry projects, such as Risk and return of environmental funds, Systemic risk measures using Bayesian and Frequentist methods, Initial margin setting for Central Clearing Counterparties (CCPs), and Measuring overall risk associated with a security relative to the market using MSCI Barra Factor Models
1. Introduction to Risk Econometrics, Data and Software 2. Review of Statistics: Frequentist and Bayesian Methods 3. Financial Returns and Volatility 4. Linear Regression and Factor Models 5. Univariate Time Series Modeling and Forecasting 6. Univariate Volatility Models 7. Multivariate Time Series Modeling and Forecasting 8. Downside Risk 9. Credit Risk 10. Systemic Risk and Financial Stability 11. Climate Risk and ESG Investment 12. High Frequency Data Analysis 13. State Space and Regime Switching Models 14. Corporate Financial Policies 15. Big Data and Machine Learning
Elena Goldman is an Associate Professor at Pace University, where she teaches courses in Financial Econometrics, International Finance and Financial Management. She has published in the Journal of Financial Research, Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics, Empirical Economics, Communications in Statistics, Journal of Trade and Global Markets, Economics Letters, Bayesian Statistics and its Applications volume among other, and she received her Ph.D. from Rutgers University.