Mathematics and Statistics for Financial Risk Management

Mathematics and Statistics for Financial Risk Management Author(s): Michael B. Miller

Difference between 2nd and 1st editions
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Key differences between 2nd and 1st editions

  • Time lapse between current and previous editions: 1 year (2013 vs 2012).
  • The First edition of Miller's statistics textbook was published in 2012.
  • Chapter 4: New discussions on Triangular and Beta Distributions, which can be used to model default rates and recovery rates.
  • New Chapter 5 "Multivariate Distributions and Copulas" investigates concepts for measuring the risk of portfolios, including joint distributions and copulas.
    • Section "Multivariate Distributions" covers discrete distributions, continuous joint distributions, visualization of probability density function in three dimensions, correlation, and marginal distributions.
    • Section "Copulas" covers definition of copula (a multivariate probability distribution), graphing copulas, how copulas can be used in Monte Carlo simulations, and parameterization of copulas.
  • New Chapter 6 "Bayesian Analysis" covers:
    • Bayes' theorem -- the foundation of Bayesian analysis.
    • Comparison of Bayes vs Frequentists approach - which approach is better?
    • Many-State problems -- extension of Bayesian analysis to any number of possible outcomes.
    • Continuous distributions
    • Bayesian networks -- representation of the causal relationships between different random variables.
    • Comparison of Bayesian networks vs correlation matrices.
  • New Appendix F "Copulas" summarizes the properties of various named copulas.
2nd Edition of
Mathematics and Statistics for Financial Risk Management
eBook, 336 pages
eBook ISBN: 9781118757642
Published by: Wiley, December 12, 2013
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Hardcover, 336 pages
ISBN-10: 1118750292
ISBN-13: 9781118750292
Published by: Wiley, December 31, 2013
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1st Edition of
Mathematics and Statistics for Financial Risk Management
eBook, 291 pages
eBook ISBN: 9781118244197
Published by: Wiley, January 25, 2012
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Hardcover, 291 pages
ISBN-10: 1118170628
ISBN-13: 9781118170625
Published by: Wiley, March 06, 2012
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