Time Series (Intermediate)

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Time Series (Intermediate)

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Algebra, Physics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The module introduces the main concepts underlying the analysis of Time Series models, studying the stationarity of linear time series and some related models. It also includes an introduction to Monte Carlo simulation and introduces dynamic discrete time financial models. The module does not render students eligible for exemptions from professional actuarial examinations, and therefore assessment differs somewhat from a corresponding module delivered to actuarial students (MS447).

    Learning Outcomes
    1. prove whether given time series models are weakly or strictly stationary
    2. establish the important properties of moving average models
    3. characterise the class of linear autoregressive models which possess unique attracting stationary solutions, and to apply these processes to model financial phenomena
    4. reduce time series data and models to the stationary case, and to decide whether certain data sets fit a given stationary linear time series model
    5. analyse vector autoregressive models
    6. establish the validity of important general methods for generating random variates, to apply these methods, and analyse their efficiency