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By Paulo P. Freitas, Hugo A. Ferreira, Filipe Cardoso, Susana Cardoso, Ricardo Ferreira (auth.), Manuel Seabra Pereira (eds.)

The Technical collage of Lisbon (UTL) is celebrating this yr its seventy fifth anniversary. Being a jubilee party, an entire software of occasions happened, together with a two-day Symposium at the learn at UTL. This Symposium addressed the state-of-art in significant components of excellence at UTL. technology, expertise and innovation and how universities and society as a rule, create, use and disseminate wisdom have won a starting to be signi?cance over the past a long time. UTL doubtless embeds a appropriate power of excellence in several parts of study in easy and technologies, which bears its improvement at the foundation of a “research college” version. This e-book comprises the edited model of the invited lectures that have been brought by way of admired researchers at UTL. This publication brings jointly in a evaluate demeanour a finished precis of top of the range learn contri- tions throughout uncomplicated and technologies. The contributing papers are prepared round the following significant components: – Emergent components (Nanosciences, Quantic Computations and Infor- tion, chance and Volatility in monetary Markets); – simple Sciences (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Materials); – Social Sciences, Economics and administration Sciences; – lifestyles Sciences and Biotechnology; – Engineering and applied sciences – Nature, atmosphere and Sustainability; – Public health and wellbeing, nutrients caliber and safeguard; – future health and recreation Sciences; – Urbanism, Transports, structure, Arts and layout. The transdisciplinary nature of such a lot parts goals to emphasize a compelling feel of function within the paintings developed.

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One way to model integrated and differentiated diffusion processes and overcome the difficulties associated with the nondifferentiability of the Brownian motion is through the representation ­dYt X t dt ® ¯dX t a X t dt  b X t dWt (23) where a and b are the infinitesimal coefficients (respectively, the drift and the diffusion coefficient), W is a (standard) Wiener process (or Brownian motion) and X is (by hypothesis) a stationary process. In this model, Y is a differentiable process, by construction.

15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 41 Bandi, F. (2002), Short-Term Interest Rate Dynamics: A Spatial Approach, Journal of Financial Economics 65, 73-110. Barndorff-Nielsen, O. & N. Sheppard (2002) Econometric Analysis of Realized Volatility and its use in Estimating Stochastic Volatility Models. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society B 64, 253-280. Bauer, C. “A Better Asymmetric Model of Changing Volatility in Stock Returns: TrendGARCH”, Working Paper 03-05, University Bayreuth, 2005.

The term autoregressive (from ARCH) comes from the fact that the squared errors follow an autoregressive process. In fact, from V t2 Z  Du t21 where u t 1 rt 1  P t 1 we have V t2  u t2 u t2 Z  Du t21  u t2 Z  Du t21  vt , vt u t2  V t2 (3) and since vt is a martingale difference (by construction, assuming E > vt @  f ) one concludes that u t2 is an autoregressive process of order one. There are a great number of ARCH specifications and many of them have their own acronyms, such GARCH, EGARCH, MARCH, AARCH, etc.

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