Special Issue "Heavy-Tail Phenomena in Insurance, Finance, and Other Related Fields"
A special issue of Risks (ISSN 2227-9091).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019
The journal Risks has launched a Special Issue on “Heavy-Tail Phenomena in Insurance, Finance, and Other Related Fields” in conjunction with the Workshop on Heavy-Tail Phenomena and the Workshop on Insurance and Financial Risks held in China in June 2018.
Heavy-tail phenomena, existing everywhere and usually taking the form of natural or man-made catastrophes, have attracted much attention from academics and practitioners in insurance, finance, information science, and environmental science. The 4th International Workshop on Statistical Modeling of Heavy-Tail Phenomena with Applications, hosted by Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, 1–4 June 2018, is an important platform for exchanging research ideas and disseminating recent advances on this topic. Keynote speakers are: Thomas Mikosch (University of Copenhagen), Sidney Resnick (Cornell University), Gennady Samorodnitsky (Cornell University), and Qihe Tang (University of Iowa and University of New South Wales).
Interplay of insurance and financial risks is a newly emerging research topic in the interface of insurance, finance, and risk management. It is in accordance with the contemporary trends that insurers make risky investments to optimize profits and investors buy insurance against catastrophic losses, making them exposed to both insurance and financial risks. The International Workshop on Risks in Insurance and Finance, hosted by Northwest Normal University, 7–9 June 2018, offers an exciting gathering of the leading researchers in these fields. Keynote speakers are: Darinka Dentcheva (Stevens Institute of Technology), Harry Joe (University of British Columbia), and Etienne Marceau (Université Laval).
We welcome all participants of the two workshops to submit their manuscripts to this Special Issue. All manuscripts will be refereed through the same peer-review process of the journal.
Prof. Dr. Yiqing Chen
Prof. Dr. Xiaohu Li
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- Heavy tail
- Insurance risk
- Financial risk
- Statistical modeling
- Stochastic optimization
- Risk management