Cornelis Los

Cornelis Los


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PhD in Economics, Columbia University, 1984
MPhil in Economics, Columbia University, 1981
MPhil in Economics, Groningen University, 1976
BA in Business Administration and Economics, Groningen University, 1974

Research Interest

Financial Engineering

International Financial Markets

Financial Risk Analysis

Strategic Investing

Financial System Identification

Dr. Cornelis A. Los is an economist, finance educator, financial engineer and risk analyst with decades of practical experience. He teaches currently at the University of California, Irvine.

Prior to these recent engagements, he taught at Alliant International University, the University of Lethbridge, Claremont Graduate University (Peter Drucker School), the Kazakh-British Technical University, Kent State University, University of Adelaide (Australia), Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), Columbia University and other highly regarded institutions. Additionally, he has been the Chief US Economist of ING bank, worked as a Senior Economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Nomura Research Institute Inc. and consulted many international banks.

On top of educating, Dr. Los has written several books examining finance and assessing risk. Along with Rudolf E. Kalman, Dr. Los has discovered a linear system of identification from noisy data by the complete set of LS projections. He has designed double-feedback EMML algorithms and software to filter noisy signaling systems with dynamic parameter structures.

In Singapore, Kent, OH and Lethbridge, AB he has designed and built academic financial trading floors His bio is included in 45 of Marquis’ Who’s Whos and he received in 2017 the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

Selected Publications, News & Honors


Financial Market Risk: Measurement and Analysis (2003)

Computational Finance: A Scientific Perspective (2001)

Selected articles

Cornelis A. Los, “Measuring the Degree of Financial Market Efficiency,” Finance India, Vol. 22, No. 4, December, 2008, 1281 – 1308

Cornelis A. Los and Bing Yu, “Persistence Characteristics of the Chinese Stock Markets,” International Review of Financial Analysis, Vol. 17, No. 1, January, 2008, 64 – 82

Cornelis A. Los, “System Identification in Noisy Data Environments: An Application to Six Asian Stock Markets,”Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol. 30, No. 7, July, 2006, 1997 – 2024

Jeyanthi Karuppiah and Cornelis A. Los, “Wavelet Multiresolution Analysis of High-Frequency Asian FX Rates,”International Review of Financial Analysis, Vol. 14, No. 2, March, 2005, 211 – 246

Cornelis A. Los, “Galton’s Error and the Under-Representation of Systematic Risk,” Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol. 23, No. 12, December, 1999, 1793 – 1829