PhD/Masters projects

PhD/Masters projects

Johan G. Andréasson (2014-2017), Modelling optimal decisions in retirement using expected utility stochastic control theory.  Supervisors: Prof Pavel Shevchenko (Macquarie University), Prof Alex Novikov (University of Technology Sydney)

This research project aims to 1) develop a utility model that captures the characterstics of Australian retirees, and calibrate the model with empirical data, 2) investigate issues related to Australian means-tested pensions, 3) develop numerical methods maximizing expected utility model to find optimal decision for housing, investment into risky assets, consumption.

Publications: 

  • Andréasson, J. G., Shevchenko, P. V., Novikov, A. (2017). Optimal consumption,
    investment and housing with means-tested public pension in retirement. Insurance: Mathematics and Economics 75, 32-47.
  • Andréasson, J. G., Shevchenko, P. V. (2017). Assessment of policy changes to means-tested Age Pension using expected utility model: Implication for decisions in retirement. Preprint available at SSRN: 2979889.

Publications:

J. Sun, P.V. Shevchenko, M.C. Fung (2017). A Note on the Impact of Management Fees on the Pricing of Variable Annuity Guarantees. Preprint, http://ssrn.com/abstract=2967045.

Publications:

Master Thesis: Jie Zhu (2017). Advanced Monte Carlo Methods for Pricing Bermudan Options and their Applications in Real Options Analysis.

Publications:

Master Thesis: Danny Wan (2018). Identifying pricing strategies for cyber insurance premiums

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