Over the last decade mathematical finance has become a vibrant field of academic research and an indispensable tool for the financial and insurance industry. Financial mathematics has long been a key research area at our university. Our department offers an array of undergraduate and graduate courses on mathematical finance, probability theory and mathematical statistics, and a variety of research opportunities for students at all levels.
Current research activities at this chair range from theoretical questions in stochastic analysis, probability theory, stochastic control and economic theory to more quantitative methods for analyzing equilibrium trading strategies in illiquid financial markets, optimal exploitation strategies of natural resources and optimal contracting under uncertainty. A particular focus is on novel stochastic forward-backward systems arising in mean-field control problems and mean-field games and on scaling limits for stochastic processes arising in limit order book models and microstructure models of financial markets.
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The Springer published journal Mathematics and Financial Economics (MAFE) edited by Ulrich Horst (HUB) and Frank Riedel (Bielefeld) turns 15. During the last 15 years we published more than 300 articles, reviewed more than 2000 submissions and organized a series of conferences in Bielfeld, Berlin and Paris. Submit your papers to MAFE and become a member of the MAFE family!