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Prof. Dr. Erich Walter Farkas, 2. September 2003   Prof. Dr. Erich Walter Farkas

   Program Director
   UZH ETH joint degree
   Master of Science in Quantitative Finance

   UZH Certificate of Advanced Studies
   in Risk Management for Banking and Finance

   Swiss Finance Institute
   Center of Competence Finance in Zurich (CCFZ)

   Swiss Risk Association


   Thesis topics and supervision

   Videos:    Talks

   Forthcoming events:
   Swiss Risk Association Event: Stormy waters or calm seas ahead? - macroeconomic outlook in a time of uncertainty, 29 November 2017, Zürich
   European Winter Finance Summit, 4-7 March 2018, St. Moritz

   Past events: follow this link
Recent publicationsAccepted and Working papersCurrent Teaching and
Research Meetings 2017
W. Farkas, E. Gourier, R. Huitema, C. Necula:
A Two-Factor Cointegrated Commodity Price Model with an Application to Spread Option Pricing
Journal of Banking & Finance, 77, 249-268, (2017)
[Link to the Journal] [SSRN]

W. Farkas, E. Gourier, R. Huitema, C. Necula:
The Impact of Cointegration on Commodity Spread Options
Innovations in Derivatives Markets,
Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics, 165, 421-435, (2016)
[Link to the Journal]

G. Drimus, W. Farkas, E. Gourier:
Valuations of options on discretely sampled variance: a general analytic approximation
Journal of Computational Finance, 20(2), 39-66, (2016)
[Link to the Journal] [SSRN]

W. Farkas, P. Koch-Medina, C. Munari:
Measuring risk with multiple eligible assets
Mathematics and Financial Economics, 9 (1), 3-27, (2015)
[Link to the Journal] [SSRN] [arXiv]
C. Necula, W. Farkas:
The Dynamics of Heterogeneity and Asset Prices

C. Necula, G. Drimus, W. Farkas:
A general closed form option pricing formula

W. Farkas, A. Smirnow:
Intrinsic Risk Measures
[SSRN] [Swiss Finance Institute]
Lecture Mathematics III
Bachelor Course, Department of Mathematics, ETH Zurich

Lecture Mathematical Foundations for Finance
Master Course, Department of Mathematics, ETH Zurich

(Group internal)
Seminar on Quantitative Finance

[RiskLab] [ETH Finance Group] [Dept Banking Finance] [MSc Quant. Finance] [NCCR-FINRISK] [CCFZ]

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