Essays about: "Bias"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 740 essays containing the word Bias.

  1. 1. Predicting Asset Prices with Machine Learning

    University essay from

    Author : Adam Eklund; Valter Trollius; [2020-06-29]
    Keywords : Machine learning; neural networks; OLS regression; asset pricing; financial forecasting; out-of-sample; predictability;

    Abstract : This study examines whether machine learning techniques such as neural networks contain predictability when modeling asset prices and if they can improve on asset pricing prediction compared to traditional OLS-regressions. This is analyzed through measuring and comparing the out-of-sample R2 to find each models’ predictive power. READ MORE

  2. 2. A Comparative Study on Green Mutual Equity Fund’s Financial Performance : International vs Domestic Fund Composition

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Företagsekonomi; Umeå universitet/Företagsekonomi

    Author : Janusa Aiyadurai; Mathias Brenckert; [2020]
    Keywords : Risk-adjusted rate of return; mutual fund; performance; green investing; international diversification; Modern Portfolio Theory; Stewardship Theory; Home Bias Theory; Behavioral Finance; Sharpe Index; Jensen Index; Treynor Index;

    Abstract : In this thesis the relationship between regional composition and risk-adjusted performance is evaluated concerning Swedish issued green mutual equity funds. By using three different indices; Sharpe, Jensen and Treynor, a relationship has been able to establish. READ MORE

  3. 3. THE BACKLASH THEORY: A REASON FOR POLITICAL CONCERN OR FAKE NEWS?

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Emelie Karlsson; [2020]
    Keywords : backlash; public opinion; American Muslims; survey experiment;

    Abstract : The contested backlash phenomenon assumes that changes to the status quo in favor of minorities will be met with resistance and resentment from majority groups. However, previous research has yielded ambiguous results. This has resulted in a continuous confusion regarding if, when and how backlashes occur. READ MORE

  4. 4. Age discrimination at Swedish Universities

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för nationalekonomi och statistik (NS)

    Author : Jonas Martinsson; [2020]
    Keywords : Age discrimination; Grading bias; Education; University; Anonymous grading;

    Abstract : Discrimination at the schooling level has mainly been examined in terms of gender discrimination or discrimination against certain ethnical groups, while age discrimination mainly has been researched in the area of the labor market. In this paper, I examine the possible existence of age discrimination at Swedish Universities with the help of a difference-in-difference method by comparing standard exams graded both anonymously and non-anonymously. READ MORE

  5. 5. Coulomb drag in parallel nanowires

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Fasta tillståndets fysik; Lunds universitet/Fysiska institutionen

    Author : David Dai; [2020]
    Keywords : Coulomb drag; nanowire; Physics and Astronomy;

    Abstract : In this project the transport phenomenon Coulomb drag is studied in a 1D system comprised of two nanowires in parallel. Specifically, a driving current across the active wire generated a drag current in the passive wire, and we studied how Coulomb drag influenced both the driving and drag currents. READ MORE