Special Issue "Financial Risk Modeling and Forecasting"


A special issue of Journal of Risk and Financial Management (ISSN 1911-8074).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2015)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Sheri Markose

Economics Department, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester C04 3SQ , Essex, United Kingdom
Website: https://www.essex.ac.uk/economics/staff/profile.aspx?id=1690
Interests: financial networks; systemic risk modeling; extreme market events; computational simulators for market and policy design
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Lars Stentoft

Department of Economics, University of Western Ontario, Social Science Centre Room 4071, London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5C2
Website: http://economics.uwo.ca/people/faculty/stentoft.html
Phone: 519-661-2111
Interests: finance; financial econometrics; computational finance; econometrics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The financial crisis of 2007-2009 is considered by many economists to be the worst crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. While the proximate origin of the crisis was arguably the bursting of the US housing bubble, it had worldwide repercussions and the global recession that followed has spurred a heated debate concerning its causes.

Poor risk management has been highlighted to be one of the factors as to why the crisis took on the magnitude that it did. With the failure of standard volatility and Value at Risk (VaR) based single asset and/or portfolio risk management, should multivariate regime-sensitive approaches, instead, be recommended in the determination of risk measures and risk management?

Moreover, there are failures in extant risk measures to price negative externalities and endogenous risk such as liquidity funding risk, model risk and counterparty risk from interconnectedness. Indeed, can a meaningful distinction be made between micro- and macro-prudential risk management?

Finally, the so called volatility paradox which signals low volatility and correlation measures during market booms may have encouraged procyclical leverage and risk taking which exacerbate market downturns and worsen financial crises. More generally, realizing that market price systemic risk measures such as Co-VaR and Marginal Expected Shortfall have been found to have little or no early warning capabilities, how should risk be forecasted?

This special issue focuses on new thinking and approaches needed to address the shortfalls that have been observed in the aftermath of the 2007 financial crisis on modelling and forecasting financial risk. Among the general topics of research to be considered in this area are:

  1. Identification, estimation and forecasting of higher order risks and risk premia for extreme financial events.
  2. Multivariate financial models, multivariate risk measures and forecasting.
  3. Regime-sensitive risk measures.
  4. Incorporation of the Volatility Paradox in risk measures.
  5. Can distinctions be drawn between micro- and macro-prudential risk management?
  6. Systemic risk and Interconnectedness.
  7. Failure of market-price-based risk measures for yielding early warning signals.

Professor Sheri Markose
Professor Lars Stentoft
Guest Editors


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J. Risk Financial Manag. 2015, 8(3), 311-336; doi:10.3390/jrfm8030311
Received: 26 February 2015 / Revised: 30 May 2015 / Accepted: 6 July 2015 / Published: 5 August 2015
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J. Risk Financial Manag. 2015, 8(2), 198-226; doi:10.3390/jrfm8020198
Received: 8 July 2014 / Revised: 27 February 2015 / Accepted: 17 March 2015 / Published: 7 April 2015
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