Sanja Dudukovic

Sanja Dudukovic

Professor Emerita, International Management
Department Co-Chair, International Management

Ph.D. University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia
M.S. University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia
B.S. University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia

Office: Lowerre Academic Center, North Campus 4
Phone: +41 91 986 36 34
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Since 1991, Dr. Dudukovic has taught a number of courses in Business Analytics, including Data Mining (Business Intelligence), Management Science, Management Information Systems, Quantitative Methods & Dynamic Forecasting, Statistics and Computing. Her degrees include a B.S. in Technology, an M.S. in Economics and a Ph.D. in Statistics. Her long-term theoretical research interests include Non-Gaussian Time Series Modeling, Entropy Maximization and Information Theory. Since 1997, her empirical research interests cover the fields of Financial Modeling, Credit Spread Modeling, Stock Market GARCH and RV Volatility Forecasting , Machine Learning and HOC ARMA modeling. She has published numerous publications on Non-Gaussian Time Series Analysis and Volatility Forecasting and has considerable private-sector experience in Management Information System Development. She has a particular interest in Educational Data Mining and undergraduate research. She is engaged in discovering the methods needed to trigger student research interest by including notions of creativity in philosophy, psychology and logic. She established and directed Franklin's Center for Quantitative Research (CQR) with the aim of achieving results worth presenting at professional international conferences. She is a member of the Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics, the American Statistical Association and the IEEC Computer Society.

2020-2021 Courses:

BUS 306Quantitative Methods and Dynamic ForecastingFALL 2020
BUS 340Management ScienceFALL 2020
MAT 201Introduction to StatisticsFALL 2020
BUS 306Quantitative Methods and Dynamic ForecastingSPRING 2021
BUS 397Data Mining (Business Intelligence)SPRING 2021
MAT 201Introduction to StatisticsSPRING 2021
BUS 340Management ScienceSUMMER 2021
MAT 201Introduction to StatisticsSUMMER 2021

Journal Publications:

Book Chapter:

“Evaluating Realized Volatility Models with Higher Order Cumulants: HAR-RV Versus ARIMA-RV”. In H.Bilgin, M., Danis at al (eds).  Eurasian Business Perspectives. Eurasian Studies in Business and Economics, Springer Nature-Switzerland. 2019. pp 315-336. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-11833-4


"Testing GARCH and RV Exchange Rate Volatility Models using Hinich Tricorrelations," Oxford Journal on Business and Economics, Vol. 9, No. 2 (2014) ,136-151.

"A Cumulant-based stock market volatility modeling – Evidence from the international stock markets," Journal of Finance and Accountancy, Vol. 17, October 2014, 80-97.

"Credit Spread Modeling: Macro-financial versus HOC approach,"  Economic Analysis, 2014, Vol. 47, No. 3-4, 53-68

"Exchange Rate Volatility Forecasting Using Higher Order Cumulant Function." 2013. China-USA Business Review, ISSN 1537-1514, Vol. 12, No. 6, 533-542, ISSN 1573-1514

“A New Approach to Causality Testing”, Journal of Economic Analysis Vol. 44, no. 2011/1-2. EBSCO journal.

"Stock Market Volatility Forecasting Using Higher Order Statistics - Evidence from the Belgrade Stock Exchange." Statistical Review, Vol. LVIII, No 3-4, pp.19-30, 2009, ISSN 0039-0534.

“Suppression of the regular Interference in the presence of Band-Limited White Noise, in: Torres: Signal Processing, Theories and Application.” IEEE Press, Elsevier Pub. Comp, Vol. 1, 593-597.

Working Papers:

” Inverse Time Series approach to Non Gaussian GARCH-ARMA FX Volatility Modeling “, Paper accepted for presentation at the  28th  EBES Conference, London  May 28-31, 2019.

"Micro and Macro Determinants of Stock Prices and their Volatility - The Case of International Oil Companies", Presented at 25th EBES Conference and published in the Proceedings, Berlin May 23-25, 2018.

“Does Multiplicative Seasonal Volatility Model Outperform Cascade Volatility Model? Evidence from Forex Market”. 22 EBES conference in May, Italy at the University “LA Sapienza”, 2017

"Testing GARCH and RV Exchange Rate Volatility Models using Hinich Tricorrelations-The case of Exchange Rate Volatility Forecasting," Proceedings of the CBEC conference, Cambridge 204, July 1-3, 2014.

"Entropy Loss in Non Gaussian High Frequency Measurement Systems,"  the 2014 International Conference on Systems and Informatics (ICSAI 2014) ,15-17 November 2014, Shanghai, China .

"Capturing stylized facts of Exchange Rate Volatility Using Higher Order Cumulant Function", Proceedings of the Cambridge Business & Economics Conference (CBEC), July 1-3. Cambridge, UK 2013.

“Exchange Rate Volatility Forecasting using Higher Order Cumulants and HF”, Proceedings of the Cambridge Business & Economics Conference (CBEC), June 27-29. Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK, 2012.

"Stock Market Volatility Forecasting - Evidence from the International Stock Markets.", Proceedings of the Cambridge  Business & Economics Conference, Cambridge , UK, June 27-30, 2011.

”Answering the Skeptics: No, GARCH Exchange Rate Volatility Models Do Not Provide Accurate Forecasts”, Proceedings of the fourth EBES 2011 Conference (Eurasia Business and Economics Society)  - Istanbul, June 1-3, 2011, Turkey.

"Spectral Analysis of GDP Shocks in US and BRIC Countries." Proceedings of the 4th Oxford Business and Economics Conference, Oxford, UK, June 28-30, 2010. 

"Causality Testing Using Higher Order Cumulants." Proceedings of the 3rd Oxford Business and Economics Conference, Oxford, UK, June 23-26, 2009. 

"Credit Spread Modeling Using Higher Order Cumulants." Proceedings of the Oxford Business and Economics Conference. ISBN: 978-0-9742114-7-3. 

"Harmonic Analysis of the Real Business Cycles." Proceedings of the 2nd Oxford Conference on Business and Economics, Oxford, UK, June 24-27, 2007.

"Causality between Interest Rate, Budget Deficit and Debt." Presented at the 6th International Conference on Business and Economics, Harvard University, USA, October 15-17, 2006.

"Forecasting Credit Spread Using Macro-Financial Variables." Proceedings of the 5th Global Conference on Business and Economics, Cambridge, UK, July 6-8, 2006. ISBN: 0-9742114-3-7.

“Micro-financial Determinants of Corporate Credit Spread," accepted for presentation at 5th Global Conference on Business & Economics Cambridge, UK, July 6-8, 2006.

“Dynamic Time Series Approach to Credit Spread Modeling," Proceedings of the Fourth Global Conference on Business & Economics, Jun, 26-28, 2005,Oxford, ISBN: 0-9742114-3-5.

“Feedback Between US Composite Index and Credit Spread,” Proceedings of 3rd International Finance Conference, IFC, 3-5 March 2005, Hammamet, Tunisia.

“Feedback between US Composite Index and Credit Spread.” Full paper accepted for the presentation on 3rd International Finance, Tunis, March 2005.

“Interest Rate Spread and GDP Growth –GARCH based Causality Test," Preoceedings of Global Conference on Business and Economics, July 7-9, 2004

"Extraction of the Band-Limited White Noise in the Presence of Colored Non Gaussian Noise," 3rd WSEAS International Conference on System Theory And Scientific Computation, poster session, Rhodos, Greece, July 28-30, 2003.

Awards and Honors:

2006: Franklin Faculty Excellence Award: Teaching
2011: Franklin Faculty Excellence Award: Teaching
2012: Franklin Faculty Excellence Award: Teaching