### Cointegration, S&P, and random matrices

Mathematical Physics Seminar

5th November 2021, 1:45 pm – 3:30 pm

Fry Building, 2.04

Cointegration is a property of N-dimensional time series, which says that each individual component is non-stationary (growing like a random walk), but there exists a stationary linear combination. Testing procedures for the presence of cointegration have been extensively studied in statistics and economics, but most results are restricted to the case when N is much smaller than the length of the time series. I will discuss the recently discovered mathematical structures, which make the large N case accessible. On the applied side we will see a remarkable match between predictions of random matrix theory and behavior of S&P 100 stocks. On the theoretical side we will see how ideas from statistical mechanics and asymptotic representation theory play a crucial role in the analysis. (Based on joint work with Anna Bykhovskaya.)

*Biography:*

Talk recording: https://mediasite.bris.ac.uk/Mediasite/Play/969d3e0007494c7a9ddd3470a82bdf8d1d

*Organiser*: Thomas Bothner

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