Xun Yu Zhou

Columbia University - Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR)

Liu Family Professor of Financial Engineering

331 S.W. Mudd Building

500 West 120th Street

New York, NY 10027

United States

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Buy Low and Sell High

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 02 Oct 2009
Min Dai, Hanqing Jin, Yifei Zhong and Xun Yu Zhou
National University of Singapore, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford - Mathematical Institute and Columbia University - Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR)
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Black -- Scholes market, optimal stopping, stock goodness index, value function, free-boundary PDE (variational inequality)

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Hope, Fear and Aspirations

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 23 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 10 May 2013
Xue Dong He and Xun Yu Zhou
The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management and Columbia University - Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR)
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portfolio choice, continuous time, rank-dependent utility, probability weighting, SP/A theory, quantile formulation, portfolio insurance

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Path-Dependent and Randomized Strategies in Barberis' Casino Gambling Model

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 08 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 16 Jun 2016
Xue Dong He, Sang Hu, Jan Obłój and Xun Yu Zhou
The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, University of Oxford - Mathematical Institute and Columbia University - Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR)
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casino gambling; cumulative prospect theory; path-dependence; randomized strategies; quasi-convexity; optimal stopping

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Discounting, Diversity, and Investment

Number of pages: 61 Posted: 19 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 09 Feb 2018
Sebastian Ebert, Wei Wei and Xun Yu Zhou
Frankfurt School of Finance & Management gemeinnützige GmbH, University of Oxford and Columbia University - Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR)
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diversity, hyperbolic discounting, investment, parameter uncertainty, time inconsistency, weighted discounting

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Portfolio Choice Under Cumulative Prospect Theory: An Analytical Treatment

Management Science
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 29 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 04 Mar 2011
Xue Dong He and Xun Yu Zhou
The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management and Columbia University - Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR)
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Portfolio choice, single period, cumulative prospect theory, reference point, loss aversion, S-shaped utility function, probability weighting, well-posedness

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Optimal Exit Time from Casino Gambling: Strategies of Pre-Committed and Naive Gamblers

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 31 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 28 Mar 2019
Xue Dong He, Sang Hu, Jan Obłój and Xun Yu Zhou
The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, University of Oxford - Mathematical Institute and Columbia University - Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR)
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casino gambling, cumulative prospect theory, optimal stopping, pre-committed gamblers, naive gamblers, optimal strategies

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Continuous-Time Mean-Variance Portfolio Selection: A Reinforcement Learning Framework

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 29 May 2019
Haoran Wang and Xun Yu Zhou
Columbia University - Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR) and Columbia University - Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR)
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Reinforcement learning, mean-variance portfolio selection, entropy regularization, stochastic control, value function, Gaussian distribution, policy improvement theorem

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Greed, Leverage, and Potential Losses: A Prospect Theory Perspective

Mathematical Finance
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 21 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 05 Jan 2011
Hanqing Jin and Xun Yu Zhou
Mathematical Institute and Columbia University - Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR)
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Cumulative prospect theory, greed, leverage, gains and losses, reference point, portfolio choice

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Behavioral Portfolio Selection with Loss Control

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 12 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 17 Sep 2010
Hanqing Jin, Song Zhang and Xun Yu Zhou
Mathematical Institute, Peking University - School of Mathematical Science and Columbia University - Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR)
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Cumulative prospect theory, portfolio choice, gains and losses, constraint, Choquet integral, quantile function

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Arrow-Debreu Equilibria for Rank-Dependent Utilities

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 15 Sep 2012
Jianming Xia and Xun Yu Zhou
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) - Academy of Mathematics and Systems Sciences and Columbia University - Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR)
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Rank-dependent utility, probability weighting, Arrow-Debreu Equilibrium, state-price density

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Rank-Dependent Utility and Risk Taking in Complete Markets

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 27 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 25 Jun 2016
Xue Dong He, Roy Kouwenberg and Xun Yu Zhou
The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) and Columbia University - Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR)
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rank-dependent utility; portfolio selection; risk aversion; complete markets; less risky terminal wealth; optimal stock holding

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Optimal Stopping Under Probability Distortion

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 12 Mar 2011
Zuo Quan Xu and Xun Yu Zhou
Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Columbia University - Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR)
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optimal stopping, probability distortion, Choquet expectation, probability distribution/qunatile function, Skorokhod embedding problem, $S$-shaped and reverse $S$-shaped function

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Exploration versus Exploitation in Reinforcement Learning: A Stochastic Control Approach

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 27 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 15 Feb 2019
Columbia University - Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR), University of Texas at Austin - Red McCombs School of Business and Columbia University - Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR)
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Reinforcement Learning, Exploration, Exploitation, Entropy Regularization, Stochastic Control, Relaxed Control, Linear-Quadratic, Gaussian

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Evolution of the Arrow-Pratt Measure of Risk-Tolerance for Predictable Forward Utility Processes

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 27 Nov 2018 Last Revised: 09 Jun 2020
Moris Simon Strub and Xun Yu Zhou
Southern University of Science and Technology - Business School and Columbia University - Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR)
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Risk-aversion, Arrow-Pratt measure of risk-tolerance, forward utility (performance) processes, dynamic preferences, portfolio selection, binomial model, SAHARA utility

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Dual Utilities on Risk Aggregation under Dependence Uncertainty

Finance and Stochastics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 30 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 30 Jun 2019
Ruodu Wang, Zuo Quan Xu and Xun Yu Zhou
University of Waterloo - Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Columbia University - Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR)
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Dual Utility; Conditional Joint Mixability; Risk Aggregation; Dependence Uncertainty; Pessimism Effect

Erratum to 'Behavioral Portfolio Selection in Continuous Time'

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 19 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 09 Mar 2010
Hanqing Jin and Xun Yu Zhou
Mathematical Institute and Columbia University - Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR)
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portfolio selection, continuous time, cumulative prospect theory, behavioral criterion, S-shaped function, probability distortion

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Time-Inconsistent Stochastic Linear–Quadratic Control: Characterization and Uniqueness of Equilibrium

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 05 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 05 May 2015
Ying Hu, Hanqing Jin and Xun Yu Zhou
Université de Rennes 1, Mathematical Institute and Columbia University - Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR)
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time-inconsistency, stochastic linear-quadratic control, uniqueness of equilibrium control, forward-backward stochastic differential equation, mean-variance portfolio selection

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Optimal Insurance with Rank-Dependent Utility and Increasing Indemnities

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 15 Sep 2015
Zuo Quan Xu, Xun Yu Zhou and Sheng Chao Zhuang
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Columbia University - Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR) and University of Nebraska Lincoln
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optimal insurance design, rank-dependent utility theory, Yaari’s dual criterion, probability weighting function, moral hazard, indemnity function, retention function, quantile formulation

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Supplementary Materials: Optimal Exit Time from Casino Gambling: Strategies of Pre-Committed and Naive Gamblers

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 03 Nov 2015 Last Revised: 28 Mar 2019
Xue Dong He, Sang Hu, Jan Obłój and Xun Yu Zhou
The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, University of Oxford - Mathematical Institute and Columbia University - Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR)
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Beta and Coskewness Pricing: Perspective from Probability Weighting

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 12 May 2020 Last Revised: 03 Jun 2020
Yun Shi, Xiangyu Cui and Xun Yu Zhou
East China Normal University - Academy of Statistics and Interdisciplinary Sciences, Faculty of Economics and Management, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics - School of Statistics and Management and Columbia University - Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR)
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Probability weighting, Beta, Coskewness, Asset Pricing

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Predictable Forward Performance Processes: The Binomial Case

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 16 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2019
University of Washington, University of Texas at Austin - Red McCombs School of Business and Columbia University - Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR)
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Optimal investment, forward performance processes, binomial model, inverse investment problem, iterative functional equation

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Stopping Behaviors of Naive and Non-Committed Sophisticated Agents When They Distort Probability

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 13 Sep 2017
Yu-Jui Huang, Adrien Nguyen-Huu and Xun Yu Zhou
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Applied Mathematics, Université Montpellier I and Columbia University - Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR)
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optimal stopping, probability distortion, time inconsistency, naive and sophisticated agents, equilibrium stopping law

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Failure of Smooth Pasting Principle and Nonexistence of Equilibrium Stopping Rules under Time-Inconsistency

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 19 Jul 2018
Ken Seng Tan, Wei Wei and Xun Yu Zhou
University of Waterloo, University of Waterloo - Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science and Columbia University - Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR)
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time inconsistency, equilibrium stopping rule, intra-personal game, smooth pasting, nonexistence

Arrow-Debreu Equilibria for Rank-Dependent Utilities with Heterogeneous Probability Weighting

Forthcoming, Mathematical Finance
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 21 Aug 2018
Hanqing Jin, Jianming Xia and Xun Yu Zhou
Mathematical Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) - Academy of Mathematics and Systems Sciences and Columbia University - Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR)
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rank-dependent utility, probability weighting, Arrow-Debreu equilibrium, state-price density, comonotone Pareto optimum, price equilibrium with transfers

Arrow–Debreu Equilibria for Rank‐Dependent Utilities with Heterogeneous Probability Weighting

Mathematical Finance, Vol. 29, Issue 3, pp. 898-927, 2019
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 29 May 2020
Hanqing Jin, Jianming Xia and Xun Yu Zhou
Mathematical Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) - Academy of Mathematics and Systems Sciences and Columbia University - Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR)
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Arrow–Debreu equilibrium, comonotone Pareto optimum, price equilibrium with transfers, probability weighting, rank‐dependent utility, state‐price density

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Variance Contracts

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 27 Aug 2020
Yichun Chi, Xun Yu Zhou and Sheng Chao Zhuang
Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE), Columbia University - Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR) and University of Nebraska Lincoln
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insurance design; expected value principle; variance; incentive compatibility; comparative statics

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Consistent Investment of Sophisticated Rank-Dependent Utility Agents in Continuous Time

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 01 Jul 2020
Ying Hu, Hanqing Jin and Xun Yu Zhou
Université de Rennes 1, Mathematical Institute and Columbia University - Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR)
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Rank-dependent utility, probability weighting, portfolio selection, continuous time, time inconsistency, intra-personal equilibrium strategy, market price of risk

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Continuous‐Time Mean–Variance Portfolio Selection: A Reinforcement Learning Framework

Mathematical Finance, Vol. 30, Issue 4, pp. 1273-1308, 2020
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 07 Oct 2020
Haoran Wang and Xun Yu Zhou
The Vanguard Group, Inc. and Columbia University - Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR)
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empirical study, entropy regularization, Gaussian distribution, mean–variance portfolio selection, policy improvement, reinforcement learning, simulation, stochastic control, theorem, value function

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Optimal Insurance Under Rank‐Dependent Utility and Incentive Compatibility

Mathematical Finance, Vol. 29, Issue 2, pp. 659-692, 2019
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 13 Mar 2019
Zuo Quan Xu, Xun Yu Zhou and Sheng Chao Zhuang
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Columbia University - Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR) and University of Nebraska Lincoln
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incentive compatibility, indemnity function, moral hazard, optimal insurance design, probability weighting function, quantile formulation, rank‐dependent utility theory, retention function