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Dr Emese Lazar

Undergraduate Programme Area Director

Programme Director: MSc Financial Engineering
Associate Professor of Quantitative Finance

Emese Lazar


  • Financial Econometrics, 
  • Market Risk, 
  • Volatility Modelling


ICMA Centre, Whiteknights Campus

Emese received a PhD in Finance from the ICMA Centre, The University of Reading in 2006. Previously she obtained an MSc in Financial Engineering and Quantitative Analysis with a distinction from the ICMA Centre.

Emese’s research interests include: risk measurement and management, model risk, volatility and correlation models and their applications in Econometrics and in pricing structured products, as well as machine learning and applications in Finance. She has published in numerous journals such as Journal of Applied Econometrics, International Journal of Forecasting, Journal of Banking and Finance as well as Econometric Reviews. Emese presently teaches Market Risk and Derivatives Modelling.

Orcid ID: 0000-0002-8761-0754

Reference: Lazar, E. and Zhang, N. (2020) Market risk measurement: preliminary lessons from the COVID-19 crisis. In: Billio, M. and Varotto, S. (eds.) A New World Post COVID-19 Lessons for Business, the Finance Industry and Policy Makers. Innovation in Business, Economics & Finance 1. Edizioni Ca'Foscari, pp. 97-107. ISBN 9788869694424 doi:
Reference: Alexander, C. and Lazar, E. (2021) The continuous limit of weak GARCH. Econometric Reviews, 40 (2). pp. 197-216. ISSN 1532-4168 doi:
Reference: Alexander, C., Lazar, E. and Stanescu, S. (2020) Analytic moments for GJR-GARCH (1,1) processes. International Journal of Forecasting, 37 (1). pp. 105-124. ISSN 0169-2070 doi:
Reference: Jiang, Y. and Lazar, E. (2020) Forecasting VIX using filtered historical simulation. Journal of Financial Econometrics. ISSN 1479-8417 doi: (In Press)
Reference: Lazar, E. and Zhang, N. (2019) Model risk of expected shortfall. Journal of Banking and Finance, 105. pp. 74-93. ISSN 0378-4266 doi:
Reference: Avino, D. and Lazar, E. (2020) Rethinking capital structure arbitrage: a price discovery perspective. The Journal of Alternative Investments, 22 (4). pp. 75-91. ISSN 1520-3255 doi:
Reference: Lazar, E. and Xue, X. (2020) Forecasting risk measures using intraday data in a generalized autoregressive score (GAS) framework. International Journal of Forecasting, 36 (3). pp. 1057-1072. ISSN 0169-2070 doi:
Reference: Pele, D. T., Lazar, E. and Mazurencu-Marinescu-Pele, M. (2019) Modelling expected shortfall using tail entropy. Entropy, 21 (12). 1204. ISSN 1099-4300 doi:
Reference: Pele, D. T., Lazar, E. and Dufour, A. (2017) Information entropy and measures of market risk. Entropy, 19 (5). 226. ISSN 1099-4300 doi:
Reference: Avino, D. , Lazar, E. and Varotto, S. (2015) Time varying price discovery. Economics Letters, 126. pp. 18-21. ISSN 0165-1765 doi:
Reference: Avino, D. , Lazar, E. and Varotto, S. (2013) Price discovery of credit spreads in tranquil and crisis periods. International Review of Financial Analysis, 30. pp. 242-253. ISSN 1057-5219 doi:
Reference: Alexander, C. , Lazar, E. and Stanescu, S. (2013) Forecasting VaR using analytic higher moments for GARCH processes. International Review of Financial Analysis, 30. pp. 36-45. ISSN 1057-5219 doi:
Reference: Symeonidis, L., Prokopczuk, M. , Brooks, C. and Lazar, E. (2012) Futures basis, inventory and commodity price volatility: an empirical analysis. Economic Modelling, 29 (6). pp. 2651-2663. ISSN 0264-9993 doi: (
Reference: Alexander, C. and Lazar, E. (2004) Time aggregation of normal mixture GARCH models. In: Second international IASTED conference on financial engineering and applications, 8-10 November, 2004, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA.
Reference: Alexander, C. and Lazar, E. (2006) Normal mixture GARCH(1,1): applications to exchange rate modelling. Journal of Applied Econometrics, 21 (3). pp. 307-336. ISSN 1099-1255 doi:
Reference: Badescu, A., Kulperger, R. and Lazar, E. (2008) Option valuation with normal mixture GARCH models. Studies in nonlinear dynamics & econometrics, 12 (2). 5. ISSN 1558-3708 doi:
Reference: Alexander, C. and Lazar, E. (2009) Modelling regime-specific stock price volatility. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 71 (6). pp. 761-797. ISSN 1468-0084 doi:

Derivatives Modelling

The module is designed to provide an introduction to the models and pricing of interest rates and credit derivatives. It conveys the basic concepts and analytical methodology for the valuation...

Module code: ICM292

Market Risk

The purpose of the module is to provide an understanding of the latest developments in banking regulations that are the main driving force behind changes in our approaches to risk...

Module code: ICM207