Title

Anybody Can do Value at Risk: A Teaching Study Using Parametric Computation and Monte Carlo Simulation

Document Type

Journal Article

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

School

School of Accounting, Finance and Economics / Finance, Economics, Markets and Accounting Research Centre

RAS ID

14528

Comments

This article was originally published as: Cheung, Y. , & Powell, R. (2012). Anybody Can do Value at Risk: A Teaching Study Using Parametric Computation and Monte Carlo Simulation. Australasian Accounting Business and Finance Journal, 6(5), 101-118. Original article available here

Abstract

The three main Value at Risk (VaR) methodologies are historical, parametric and Monte Carlo Simulation. Cheung & Powell (2012), using a step-by-step teaching study, showed how a nonparametric historical VaR model could be constructed using Excel, thus benefitting teachers and researchers by providing them with a readily useable teaching study and an inexpensive and flexible VaR modelling option. This article extends that work by demonstrating how parametric and Monte Carlo Simulation VaR models can also be constructed in Excel, thus providing a total Excel modelling package encompassing all three VaR methods.

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