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Dr. S.A. (Simon) Broda

Faculty of Economics and Business
Section Quantitative Economics
Photographer: FEB

Visiting address
  • Roetersstraat 11
Postal address
  • Postbus 15867
    1001 NJ Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile


    Associate Professor

    Research programme


    Research interests

    Computational statistics; uniform asymptotic expansions; exact inference in simul-
    taneous equation and panel data models; (systemic) risk measures; portfolio optimization; volatility

    Curriculum Vitae

  • Teaching

    Teaching activities

    Current year

    • Computational Finance with Python (MSc Finance)
    • Computational Finance with MATLAB (MIF)
    • Advanced Financial Econometrics (MIF)
    • Financial Econometrics (MIF)

    Previous years

    • Financial Econometrics (MSc Econometrics)
    • Stochastic Calculus (MSc Econometrics)
    • Econometrics AE and Research Practicum (BSc Econometrics)
    Course materials for Computational Finance with Python are available on my personal Github. Course materials are available through the UvA Blackboard Server.
  • Software
  • Publications








    • Broda, S. A. (2012). The expected shortfall of quadratic portfolios with heavy-tailed risk factors. Mathematical Finance, 22(4), 710-728. [details]
    • Broda, S. A., & Paolella, M. S. (2012). Saddlepoint approximations: a review and some new applications. In J. E. Gentle, W. K. Härdle, & Y. Mori (Eds.), Handbook of computational statistics: concepts and methods (2 ed., pp. 953-983). (Springer Handbooks of Computational Statistics). Heidelberg: Springer. [details]


    • Broda, S. A., & Paolella, M. (2009). Evaluating the Density of Ratios of Noncentral Quadratic Forms in Normal Variables. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 53(4), 1264-1270.
    • Broda, S. A., & Paolella, M. S. (2009). CHICAGO: a fast and accurate method for portfilio risk calculation. Journal of Financial Econometrics, 7(4), 412-436. [details]
    • Broda, S. A., Carstensen, K., & Paolella, M. (2009). Assessing and Improving the Performance of Nearly Efficient Unit Root Tests in Small Samples. Econometric Reviews, 28(5), 468-494.



    • Broda, S. A., & Paolella, M. S. (2011). Expected shortfall for distributions in finance. In P. Čížek, W. K. Härdle, & R. Weron (Eds.), Statistical tools for finance and insurance (2 ed., pp. 57-99). Heidelberg: Springer. [details]


    • Natora, M., Franke, F., Broda, S. A., & Obermayer, K. (2010). Optimal steering vector adaptation for linear filters leading to robust beamforming. In 4th International Symposium on Communications, Control and Signal Processing (ISCCSP), 2010: 3-5 March 2010, Limassol, Cyprus Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. [details]


    • Broda, S. (2012-2016). Fellow, Tinbergen Institute.

    Talk / presentation

    • Broda, S. (speaker) (19-10-2016). Approximating Expected Shortfall for Heavy Tailed Distributions, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.
    • Broda, S. (speaker) (18-5-2016). Approximating Expected Shortfall for Heavy Tailed Distributions, BI Norwegian Business School.


    • Broda, S. A., Krause, J., & Paolella, M. S. (2015). Approximating expected shortfall for heavy tailed distributions. Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam. [details]


    • Broda, S. A. (2013). Tail probabilities and partial moments for quadratic forms in multivariate generalized hyperbolic random vectors. (Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper; No. TI 2013-001/III). Amsterdam / Rotterdam: Tinbergen Institute. [details]
    • Broda, S. A., & de Kan, R. (2013). On distributions of ratios. (Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers; No. TI 2013-211/III). Amsterdam / Rotterdam: Tinbergen Institute. [details]


    • Broda, S. A. (2010). Inversion formulae for tail conditional expectations. Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde.
    • Broda, S. A. (2010). Testing for sphericity in panels. (UvA-Econometrics discussion paper; No. 2010/09). Amsterdam: Amsterdam School of Economics, Department of Quantitative Economics. [details]
    • Broda, S. A., & Paolella, M. S. (2010). Saddlepoint approximation of expected shortfall for transformed means. (UvA-Econometrics discussion paper; No. 2010/08). Amsterdam: Amsterdam School of Economics, Department of Quantitative Economics. [details]
    • Broda, S. A., Haas, D., Krause, J., Paolella, M., & Steude, S. (2010). A mix-stable GARCH model. Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde.


    • Broda, S. A., Paolella, M., & Tchopourian, Y. (2007). Approximately Exact Inference in Dynamic Panel Models: a QUEST for Unbiasedness. (Working Paper Series; No. 305). Zürich: Institut für Schweizerisches Bankwesen.
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  • Ancillary activities
    • Hochschule Luzern
      Lecturer for Statistics