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By Paulo P. Freitas, Hugo A. Ferreira, Filipe Cardoso, Susana Cardoso, Ricardo Ferreira (auth.), Manuel Seabra Pereira (eds.)

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ISBN-13: 9781402056895

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The Technical collage of Lisbon (UTL) is celebrating this 12 months its seventy fifth anniversary. Being a jubilee social gathering, an entire application of occasions came about, together with a two-day Symposium at the study at UTL. This Symposium addressed the state-of-art in significant components of excellence at UTL. technology, expertise and innovation and how universities and society as a rule, create, use and disseminate wisdom have won a growing to be signi?cance over the past a long time. UTL without doubt embeds a appropriate strength of excellence in several parts of analysis in simple and technologies, which bears its improvement at the foundation of a “research collage” version. This e-book comprises the edited model of the invited lectures that have been brought by way of well known researchers at UTL. This e-book brings jointly in a evaluation demeanour a finished precis of top quality examine contri- tions throughout easy and technologies. The contributing papers are equipped round the following significant parts: – Emergent parts (Nanosciences, Quantic Computations and Infor- tion, chance and Volatility in monetary Markets); – uncomplicated Sciences (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Materials); – Social Sciences, Economics and administration Sciences; – lifestyles Sciences and Biotechnology; – Engineering and applied sciences – Nature, setting and Sustainability; – Public overall healthiness, foodstuff caliber and defense; – future health and activity Sciences; – Urbanism, Transports, structure, Arts and layout. The transdisciplinary nature of so much components goals to emphasize a compelling feel of function within the paintings developed.

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We give the motivation behind the models, and the more technical details will be referred to the original papers. The structure of this chapter is as follows. 2 we refer some general properties of returns and prices. In section 2 we mention a model that aims to capture the volatility created by “chartists”. This is done in a discrete-time setting in the context of ARCH models; also a continuoustime version is provided. In section 3 we present three diffusion processes, with different purposes. The first one intends to model bounded random walks; the idea is to model stationarity processes with random walk 23 M.

The process can reach extreme peaks in a very short time but quickly returns to the neighbourhood of zero. It can be proved, in fact, that X is a stationary process. Thus, X is a stationary local martingale but not a martingale since E X t X 0 converges to the stationary mean as t o f and is not equal to X 0 as would be required if X was a martingale. 2 @ A definition of volatility-induced stationarity To our knowledge, CHLS were the first to discuss volatility-induced stationarity (VIS) ideas.

05 dWt dX t (25) ( X is also represented in figure 4). All paths are composed of 1000 observations defined in the interval t  >0 ,10 @. 01 ): absence of mean reversion, shocks are persistent, mean and variance depend on time, etc. On the other hand, the unconditional distribution of X (return) is asymmetric and leptokurtic. 2 time time Figure 4 Simulation of two independent paths from a second order SDE Estimation of second order stochastic differential equations raises new challenges for two main reasons.

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