Stochastic Processes and Calculus : an Elementary Introduction with Applications / by Uwe Hassler

By: Hassler, Uwe [author.]Contributor(s): Ohio Library and Information NetworkMaterial type: TextTextSeries: Springer texts in business and economicsPublisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing, 2016Edition: 1st ed. 2016; 1st ed. 2016Description: 1 online resource (XVIII, 391 pages) : 45 illustrations, 21 illustrations in colorContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783319234281; 3319234285Subject(s): Game theory | Economics, Mathematical | Statistics | Economics | Econometrics | Macroeconomics | Economics | Economic Theory/Quantitative Economics/Mathematical Methods | Statistics for Business/Economics/Mathematical Finance/Insurance | Quantitative Finance | Macroeconomics/Monetary Economics//Financial Economics | Game Theory, Economics, Social and Behav. SciencesGenre/Form: Dictionaries. Additional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 330.1 LOC classification: HB135Online resources: Click here to access online | Click here to access online | SpringerLink Connect to resource (off-campus)
Contents:
Introduction -- Part I Time Series Modeling -- Basic Concepts from Probability Theory -- Autoregressive Moving Average Processes (ARMA) -- Spectra of Stationary Processes -- Long Memory and Fractional Integration -- Processes with Autoregressive Conditional Heteroskedasticity (ARCH) -- Part II Stochastic Integrals -- Wiener Processes (WP) -- Riemann Integrals -- Stieltjes Integrals -- Ito Integrals -- Ito{8217}s Lemma -- Part III Applications -- Stochastic Differential Equations (SDE) -- Interest Rate Models -- Asymptotics of Integrated Processes -- Trends, Integration Tests and Nonsense Regressions -- Cointegration Analysis
Summary: This textbook gives a comprehensive introduction to stochastic processes and calculus in the fields of finance and economics, more specifically mathematical finance and time series econometrics. Over the past decades stochastic calculus and processes have gained great importance, because they play a decisive role in the modeling of financial markets and as a basis for modern time series econometrics. Mathematical theory is applied to solve stochastic differential equations and to derive limiting results for statistical inference on nonstationary processes. This introduction is elementary and rigorous at the same time. On the one hand it gives a basic and illustrative presentation of the relevant topics without using many technical derivations. On the other hand many of the procedures are presented at a technically advanced level: for a thorough understanding, they are to be proven. In order to meet both requirements jointly, the present book is equipped with a lot of challenging problems at the end of each chapter as well as with the corresponding detailed solutions. Thus the virtual text - augmented with more than 60 basic examples and 40 illustrative figures - is rather easy to read while a part of the technical arguments is transferred to the exercise problems and their solutions
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Introduction -- Part I Time Series Modeling -- Basic Concepts from Probability Theory -- Autoregressive Moving Average Processes (ARMA) -- Spectra of Stationary Processes -- Long Memory and Fractional Integration -- Processes with Autoregressive Conditional Heteroskedasticity (ARCH) -- Part II Stochastic Integrals -- Wiener Processes (WP) -- Riemann Integrals -- Stieltjes Integrals -- Ito Integrals -- Ito{8217}s Lemma -- Part III Applications -- Stochastic Differential Equations (SDE) -- Interest Rate Models -- Asymptotics of Integrated Processes -- Trends, Integration Tests and Nonsense Regressions -- Cointegration Analysis

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This textbook gives a comprehensive introduction to stochastic processes and calculus in the fields of finance and economics, more specifically mathematical finance and time series econometrics. Over the past decades stochastic calculus and processes have gained great importance, because they play a decisive role in the modeling of financial markets and as a basis for modern time series econometrics. Mathematical theory is applied to solve stochastic differential equations and to derive limiting results for statistical inference on nonstationary processes. This introduction is elementary and rigorous at the same time. On the one hand it gives a basic and illustrative presentation of the relevant topics without using many technical derivations. On the other hand many of the procedures are presented at a technically advanced level: for a thorough understanding, they are to be proven. In order to meet both requirements jointly, the present book is equipped with a lot of challenging problems at the end of each chapter as well as with the corresponding detailed solutions. Thus the virtual text - augmented with more than 60 basic examples and 40 illustrative figures - is rather easy to read while a part of the technical arguments is transferred to the exercise problems and their solutions

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