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Distinguished Lecture Series: 200 Years of Finance and Statistics

29 - 30 January 2010
Berlin, Germany

Invited Speakers

Raymond Carroll, Texas A&M University:
"Generalized Functional Linear Models with Semiparametric Single-Index Interactions"

Daniel Bernoulli
(Groningen, 29 January 1700
to Basel, 27 July 1782)
was a Dutch-Swiss mathematician
known for his pioneering work
in probability and statistics.
Francis Diebold, University of Pennsylvania:
"Yield Curve Modeling and Forecasting: Retrospect and Prospect"
Jianqing Fan, Princeton University:
"Portfolio allocation and risk assessment using high-frequency data"
Joel Horowitz, Northwestern University:
"Nonparametric Instrumental Variables Estimation"
Ya'acov Ritov, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem:
"From statistical induction and deduction to transduction"
Stephen Stigler, University of Chicago:
"Some historical reflections on risk, speculation and statistics"
Annette Vogt, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science:
"Between St. Petersburg, Berlin and Basel: Daniel Bernoulli as a Member of the Berlin Academy of Science"

As you may know, in 2010 the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin celebrates its 200th anniversary. To mark the event C.A.S.E. (Center for Applied Statistics and Economics) and CRC-649 (Collaborative Research Center 649: Economic Risk) in cooperation with Weierstraß-Institut für Angewandte Analysis und Stochastik and WIWEX have organised the Distinguished Lecture Series: 200 Years of Finance and Statistics; the event will take place on 29 and 30 January 2010 at School of Business and Economics, in the Heilig-Geist Kapelle.

It is a great pleasure to have six Alexander-von-Humboldt-Stiftung / Foundation Research Prize Winners as invited speakers at this symposium. More about the Alexander-von-Humboldt-Stiftung Prize Winners.

To download the current programme, click here.

This event is part of the Humboldt University 200th Anniversary Celebrations. It follows the Junior Workshop "Weather Derivatives and Risks" taking place in Berlin, 27 and 28 January 2010.

Registration (terminated)

To register, please use our registration form. Note that there is no deadline for registration. We accept registrations until we have full capacity. At present there are still spaces available.
You are invited to take part in the dinner with the invited speakers at Barist (Hackescher Markt). The dinner and drinks are included in the event registration fee.

Please notice: Due to the cold and unpleasant weather in Berlin the planned boat trip has now been cancelled. Instead, we will have dinner at a restaurant close to the faculty, called BARIST at 18:00 hrs on Friday.

Organization and Contact Information

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Härdle
Maria Grith, M. Sc.
Linda Hoffmann, M. Sc.
Andrija Mihoci, M. Sc.

in cooperation with

Humboldt - Universität zu Berlin
C.A.S.E. - Center for Applied Statistics and Economics
School of Business and Economics
Spandauer Str. 1
10178 Berlin

Tel.: +49 - 30 - 2093 5721
+49 - 30 - 2093 1472
+49 - 30 - 2093 5623
Fax: +49 - 30 - 2093 5649


School of Business and Economics (Heilig-Geist Kapelle) (map)
Spandauer Str. 1
10178 Berlin


CASE - Center for Applied Statistics and Economics
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Spandauer Str. 1
10178 Berlin
Phone: +49(0)30-2093-5630
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