Description : This book consists of a series of new, peer-reviewed papers in stochastic processes, analysis, filtering and control, with particular emphasis on mathematical finance, actuarial science and engineering. Paper contributors include colleagues, collaborators and former students of Robert Elliott, many of whom are world-leading experts and have made fundamental and significant contributions to these areas.This book provides new important insights and results by eminent researchers in the considered areas, which will be of interest to researchers and practitioners. The topics considered will be diverse in applications, and will provide contemporary approaches to the problems considered. The areas considered are rapidly evolving. This volume will contribute to their development, and present the current state-of-the-art stochastic processes, analysis, filtering and control.Contributing authors include: H Albrecher, T Bielecki, F Dufour, M Jeanblanc, I Karatzas, H-H Kuo, A Melnikov, E Platen, G Yin, Q Zhang, C Chiarella, W Fleming, D Madan, R Mamon, J Yan, V Krishnamurthy.
Description : This book consists of a series of new, peer-reviewed papers in stochastic processes, analysis, filtering and control, with particular emphasis on mathematical finance, actuarial science and engineering. Paper contributors include colleagues, collaborators and former students of Robert Elliott, many of whom are world-leading experts and have made fundamental and significant contributions to these areas. This book provides new important insights and results by eminent researchers in the considered areas, which will be of interest to researchers and practitioners. The topics considered will be diverse in applications, and will provide contemporary approaches to the problems considered. The areas considered are rapidly evolving. This volume will contribute to their development, and present the current state-of-the-art stochastic processes, analysis, filtering and control. Contributing authors include: H Albrecher, T Bielecki, F Dufour, M Jeanblanc, I Karatzas, H-H Kuo, A Melnikov, E Platen, G Yin, Q Zhang, C Chiarella, W Fleming, D Madan, R Mamon, J Yan, V Krishnamurthy. Contents:Stochastic Analysis:On the Connection Between Discrete and Continuous Wick Calculus with an Application to the Fractional Black-Scholes Model (C Bender and P Parczewski)Malliavin Differentiability of a Class of Feller-Diffusions with Relevance in Finance (C-O Ewald, Y Xiao, Y Zou and T K Siu)A Stochastic Integral for Adapted and Instantly Independent Stochastic Processes (H-H Kuo, A Sae-Tang and B Szozda)Independence of Some Multiple Poisson Stochastic Integrals with Variable-Sign Kernels (N Privault)Differential and Stochastic Games:Strategies for Differential Games (W H Fleming and D Hernández-Hernández)BSDE Approach to Non-Zero-Sum Stochastic Differential Games of Control and Stopping (I Karatzas and Q Li)Mathematical Finance:On Optimal Dividend Strategies in Insurance with a Random Time Horizon (H Albrecher and S Thonhauser)Counterparty Risk and the Impact of Collateralization in CDS Contracts (T R Bielecki, I Cialenco and I Iyigunler)A Modern View on Merton's Jump-Diffusion Model (G H L Cheang and C Chiarella)Hedging Portfolio Loss Derivatives with CDS's (A Cousin and M Jeanblanc)New Analytic Approximations for Pricing Spread Options (J van der Hoek and M W Korolkiewicz)On the Polynomial–Normal Model and Option Pricing (H Li and A Melnikov)A Functional Transformation Approach to Interest Rate Modelling(S Luo, J Yan and Q Zhang)S&P 500 Index Option Surface Drivers and Their Risk Neutral and Real World Quadratic Covariations (D B Madan)A Dynamic Portfolio Approach to Asset Markets and Monetary Policy (E Platen and W Semmler)Mean-Variance Portfolio Selection Under Regime-Switching Diffusion Asset Models: A Two-Time-Scale Limit (G Yin and Y Talafha)Filtering and Control:Existence and Uniqueness of Solutions for a Partially Observed Stochastic Control Problem (A Bensoussan, M Çakanyildirim, M Li and S P Sethi)Continuous Control of Piecewise Deterministic Markov Processes with Long Run Average Cost (O L V Costa and F Dufour)Stochastic Linear-Quadratic Control Revisited (T E Duncan)Optimization of Stochastic Uncertain Systems: Entropy Rate Functionals, Minimax Games and Robustness (F Rezaei, C D Charalambous and N U Ahmed)Gradient Based Policy Optimization of Constrained Markov Decision Processes (V Krishnamurthy and F J Vázquez Abad)Parameter Estimation of a Regime-Switching Model Using an Inverse Stieltjes Moment Approach (X Xi, M R Rodrigo and R S Mamon)An Optimal Inventory-Price Coordination Policy (H Zhang and Q Zhang) Readership: Researchers and professionals in stochastic processes, analysis, filtering and control. Keywords:Stochastic Processes;Filtering;Stochastic Control;Stochastic Analysis;Mathematical Finance;Actuarial Sciences;EngineeringKey Features:This is a festschrift of Professor Robert J Elliott, who is a world leader in the areas of stochastic processes, filtering, control as well as their applicationsIncludes contributions of many world-leading scholars in the fieldsContain many original and fundamental results in the fields rare in competing titles
Description : This edited volume contains 16 research articles. It presents recent and pressing issues in stochastic processes, control theory, differential games, optimization, and their applications in finance, manufacturing, queueing networks, and climate control. One of the salient features is that the book is highly multi-disciplinary. The book is dedicated to Professor Suresh Sethi on the occasion of his 60th birthday, in view of his distinguished career.
Description : The authors provide a comprehensive treatment of stochastic systems from the foundations of probability to stochastic optimal control. The book covers discrete- and continuous-time stochastic dynamic systems leading to the derivation of the Kalman filter, its properties, and its relation to the frequency domain Wiener filter aswell as the dynamic programming derivation of the linear quadratic Gaussian (LQG) and the linear exponential Gaussian (LEG) controllers and their relation to HÝsubscript 2¨ and HÝsubscript Ýinfinity¨¨ controllers and system robustness. This book is suitable for first-year graduate students in electrical, mechanical, chemical, and aerospace engineering specializing in systems and control. Students in computer science, economics, and possibly business will also find it useful.
Description : Applied Stochastic Models and Control for Finance and Insurance presents at an introductory level some essential stochastic models applied in economics, finance and insurance. Markov chains, random walks, stochastic differential equations and other stochastic processes are used throughout the book and systematically applied to economic and financial applications. In addition, a dynamic programming framework is used to deal with some basic optimization problems. The book begins by introducing problems of economics, finance and insurance which involve time, uncertainty and risk. A number of cases are treated in detail, spanning risk management, volatility, memory, the time structure of preferences, interest rates and yields, etc. The second and third chapters provide an introduction to stochastic models and their application. Stochastic differential equations and stochastic calculus are presented in an intuitive manner, and numerous applications and exercises are used to facilitate their understanding and their use in Chapter 3. A number of other processes which are increasingly used in finance and insurance are introduced in Chapter 4. In the fifth chapter, ARCH and GARCH models are presented and their application to modeling volatility is emphasized. An outline of decision-making procedures is presented in Chapter 6. Furthermore, we also introduce the essentials of stochastic dynamic programming and control, and provide first steps for the student who seeks to apply these techniques. Finally, in Chapter 7, numerical techniques and approximations to stochastic processes are examined. This book can be used in business, economics, financial engineering and decision sciences schools for second year Master's students, as well as in a number of courses widely given in departments of statistics, systems and decision sciences.
Description : This book includes a review of mathematical tools like modelling, analysis of stochastic processes, calculus of variations and stochastic differential equations which are applied to solve financial problems like modern portfolio theory and option pricing. Every chapter presents exercises which help the reader to deepen his understanding. The target audience comprises research experts in the field of finance engineering, but the book may also be beneficial for graduate students alike.
Description : Stochastic optimization problems arise in decision-making problems under uncertainty, and find various applications in economics and finance. On the other hand, problems in finance have recently led to new developments in the theory of stochastic control. This volume provides a systematic treatment of stochastic optimization problems applied to finance by presenting the different existing methods: dynamic programming, viscosity solutions, backward stochastic differential equations, and martingale duality methods. The theory is discussed in the context of recent developments in this field, with complete and detailed proofs, and is illustrated by means of concrete examples from the world of finance: portfolio allocation, option hedging, real options, optimal investment, etc. This book is directed towards graduate students and researchers in mathematical finance, and will also benefit applied mathematicians interested in financial applications and practitioners wishing to know more about the use of stochastic optimization methods in finance.
Description : This volume contains papers presented at the Steklov Seminar on Statistics and Control of Stochastic Processes. For the past three decades, the seminar has determined the development, in a number of important directions, of the theory of random processes not only in the USSR (now Russia) but in the whole world. It was organised by A N Shiryaev in collaboration with N V Krylov and R Sh Liptser. It started off with optimal stopping and filtering with applications to engineering, and very soon extended its interests to more general problems of stochastic control, causal and anticipating stochastic calculus, limit theorems for semimartingales, martingale methods in queueing theory, foundations of statistics of random processes and, in recent years, mathematical finance. Many studies, for example of stochastic PDEs or extended stochastic integrals, anticipated largely Western works.The contributions in this book are devoted to the hottest topics and united by a martingale methodology which was the key idea of the seminar.
Description : Unlike much of the existing literature, Stochastic Finance: A Numeraire Approach treats price as a number of units of one asset needed for an acquisition of a unit of another asset instead of expressing prices in dollar terms exclusively. This numeraire approach leads to simpler pricing options for complex products, such as barrier, lookback, quanto, and Asian options. Most of the ideas presented rely on intuition and basic principles, rather than technical computations. The first chapter of the book introduces basic concepts of finance, including price, no arbitrage, portfolio, financial contracts, the First Fundamental Theorem of Asset Pricing, and the change of numeraire formula. Subsequent chapters apply these general principles to three kinds of models: binomial, diffusion, and jump models. The author uses the binomial model to illustrate the relativity of the reference asset. In continuous time, he covers both diffusion and jump models in the evolution of price processes. The book also describes term structure models and numerous options, including European, barrier, lookback, quanto, American, and Asian. Classroom-tested at Columbia University to graduate students, Wall Street professionals, and aspiring quants, this text provides a deep understanding of derivative contracts. It will help a variety of readers from the dynamic world of finance, from practitioners who want to expand their knowledge of stochastic finance, to students who want to succeed as professionals in the field, to academics who want to explore relatively advanced techniques of the numeraire change.