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Polynomial Preserving Diffusions and Applications in Finance

Damir Filipovic, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Swiss Finance Institute
Martin Larsson, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne - Swiss Finance Institute

Economic Performance Evaluation of Fragile 5 Countries after the Great Recession of 2008-2009 Using Analytic Network Process and TOPSIS Methods

Emrah Önder, Istanbul University - School of Business - Department of Quantitative Techniques
Nihat Tas, Istanbul University - School of Business
Ali Hepsen, Istanbul University - Faculty of Business Administration, Department of Finance


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DAMIR FILIPOVIC, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Swiss Finance Institute
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MARTIN LARSSON, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne - Swiss Finance Institute
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This article provides the mathematical foundation for polynomial preserving diffusions. They play an important role in a growing range of applications in finance, including financial market models for interest rates, credit risk, stochastic volatility, commodities and electricity. Uniqueness of polynomial preserving diffusions is established via moment determinacy in combination with pathwise uniqueness. Existence boils down to a stochastic invariance problem that we solve for diffusions on nonnegativity sets of C2 functions. In conjunction with tools from real algebraic geometry this yields existence and detailed boundary attainment conditions for polynomial preserving diffusions on semialgebraic sets. Several particular semialgebraic state spaces are analyzed in detail, including the unit ball, the product of the unit cube and nonnegative orthant, as well as the unit simplex.

"Economic Performance Evaluation of Fragile 5 Countries after the Great Recession of 2008-2009 Using Analytic Network Process and TOPSIS Methods" Free Download
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EMRAH ÖNDER, Istanbul University - School of Business - Department of Quantitative Techniques
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NIHAT TAS, Istanbul University - School of Business
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ALI HEPSEN, Istanbul University - Faculty of Business Administration, Department of Finance
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Economic performance evaluation problem consists many criteria and sub criteria. Therefore it is a kind of multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) problem. It is very important for a country to monitor performance parameters in order to ensure that appropriate and timely decisions and plans can be made. Suitable performance measures can ensure that governments adopt a long-term perspective and allocate the country’s resources to the most effective activities. Fragile five (F5) countries namely Brazil, Turkey, India, Indonesia and South Africa have large and fast growing economies. These developing countries are the members of the G20 countries. But F5 countries have also some economic problems such as current account deficit, external credit and currency. The aim of this study is to evaluate the economic performance model of F5 countries during 2001-2013 periods. Both Analytical Network Process (ANP) and Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution (TOPSIS) methodologies are used for the outranking of countries using macroeconomic indicators including gross domestic product, current account balance, general government gross debt, general government revenue, general government total expenditure, gross national savings, inflation (average consumer prices), population, total investment, unemployment rate, volume of exports of goods and services, volume of imports of goods and services. In this study, subjective and objective opinions of economy expert turn into quantitative form with ANP.

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