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PhD studentships

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This table provides an overview of current funded PhD studentships:

Project title Duration Researcher University
Liquidity risk premium on Corporate Bonds This project has now been completed Paul Van Loon Heriot Watt University
Banking liquidity risk This project has now been completed Iain Ritchie Heriot Watt University
Analysis of multi-population mortality October 2013 – May 2017 Vasil Enchev Heriot Watt University
Longevity risk modelling November 2013 – May 2017 Liang Chen Heriot Watt University
Risk Model Validation January 2014 – July 2017 Hsiao-Yen Lok Heriot Watt University
Optimal design of structured products: risk sharing and financial fairness May 2015 – September 2018 Zhaoxun (William) Mei Heriot Watt University
Survival Models Analysis January 2016 – July 2019 Francesco Ungolo Heriot Watt University
Understanding longevity risks from hip and knee replacement October 2012 – March 2017 Hussein M Wahedally University of East Anglia
Functional data analysis and applications in mortality and risk selection This project has now been completed Ruhao Wu University of Leicester
Mortality linked derivatives and their pricing October 2013 – May 2017 Raj Bahl University of Edinburgh
Impact of changing population demographics on pension plans January 2016 – January 2020 Aniketh Pittea University of Kent

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