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David Ardia

Associate Professor,  Department of Decision Sciences

David Ardia

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HEC Montréal
3000, chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine
Montréal (Québec)
Canada H3T 2A7

Email: david.ardia@hec.ca
Phone: 514 340-6103
Secretary: 514 340-6472
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Office: 4.836

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  • PhD (Financial Econometrics), Université de Fribourg
  • MAS (Quantitative Finance), École polytechnique fédérale de Zürich et Université de Zürich
  • MSc (Financial Engineering), Université de Neuchâtel


  • Quantitative risk management
  • Quantitative asset allocation
  • Sentometrics

This publication selection covers the last five years.


Journal articles (20)

ARDIA, David et al.; « Econometrics meets sentiment: An overview of methodology and applications », Journal of Economic Surveys, vol. 34, no 3, 2020, p. 512-547.

ARDIA, David, BLUTEAU, Keven, RÜEDE, Maxime; « Regime changes in Bitcoin GARCH volatility dynamics », Finance Research Letters, vol. 29, 2019, p. 266-271.

ARDIA, David, BOUDT, Kris, CATANIA, Leopoldo; « Generalized Autoregressive Score Models in R: The GAS Package », Journal of Statistical Software, vol. 88, no 6, 2019, p. 1-28.

ARDIA, David, BLUTEAU, Keven, BOUDT, Kris; « Questioning the news about economic growth: Sparse forecasting using thousands of news-based sentiment values », International Journal of Forecasting, vol. 35, no 4, 2019, p. 1370-1386.

ARDIA, David, BLUTEAU, Keven, BOUDT, Kris, CATANIA, Leopoldo, TROTTIER, Denis-Alexandre; « Markov-Switching GARCH Models in R: The MSGARCH Package », Journal of Statistical Software, vol. 91, no 4, 2019, p. 1-38.

ARDIA, David, BOUDT, Kris, NGUYEN, Giang; « Beyond risk-based portfolios: balancing performance and risk contributions in asset allocation », Quantitative Finance, vol. 18, no 8, 2018, p. 1249-1259.

ARDIA, David, BOUDT, Kris; « The peer performance ratios of hedge funds », Journal of Banking & Finance, vol. 87, 2018, p. 351-368.

ARDIA, David, BOUDT, Kris, CATANIA, Leopoldo; « Downside Risk Evaluation with the R Package GAS », The R Journal, vol. 10, no 2, 2018, p. 410-421.

ARDIA, David, BLUTEAU, Keven, BOUDT, Kris, CATANIA, Leopoldo; « Forecasting risk with Markov-switching GARCH models : A large-scale performance study », International Journal of Forecasting, vol. 34, no 4, 2018, p. 733-747.

ARDIA, David, BLUTEAU, Keven, HOOGERHEIDE, Lennart; « Methods for Computing Numerical Standard Errors: Review and Application to Value-at-Risk Estimation », Journal of Time Series Econometrics, vol. 10, no 2, 2018, p. 716-723.

ARDIA, David, GATAREK, Lukasz, HOOGERHEIDE, Lennart; « A new bootstrap test for multiple assets joint risk testing », Journal of Risk, vol. 19, no 4, 2017, p. 1-22.

ARDIA, David, BOLLIGER, Guido, BOUDT, Kris, GAGNON-FLEURY, Jean-Philippe; « The impact of covariance misspecification in risk-based portfolios », Annals of Operations Research, vol. 254, no 1-2, 2017, p. 1-16.

ARDIA, David, KOLLY, Jeremy, TROTTIER, Denis-Alexandre; « The impact of parameter and model uncertainty on market risk predictions from GARCH‐type models », Journal of Forecasting, vol. 36, no 7, 2017, p. 808-823.

TROTTIER, Denis-Alexandre, ARDIA, David; « Moments of standardized Fernandez–Steel skewed distributions: Applications to the estimation of GARCH-type models », Finance Research Letters, vol. 18, 2016, p. 311-316.

ARDIA, David, GUERROUAZ, Anas, REY, Jeanne; « Macroeconomic stress-testing of mortgage default rate using a vector error correction model and entropy pooling », Assurances et gestion des risques, vol. 83, no 3-4, 2016, p. 115-133.

ARDIA, David, BOUDT, Kris, WAUTERS , Marjan; « The economic benefits of market timing the style allocation of characteristic-based portfolios », The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, vol. 37, 2016, p. 38-62.

ARDIA, David, BOUDT, Kris, WAUTERS , Marjan; « Smart beta and CPPI performance », Finance, vol. 37, no 3, 2016, p. 31-65.

ARDIA, David, MEUCCI, Attilio; « Stress testing in non-normal markets via entropy pooling », Risk Magazine, 2015, p. 1-5.

ARDIA, David, BOUDT, Kris; « Testing equality of modified Sharpe ratios », Finance Research Letters, vol. 13, 2015, p. 97-104.

ARDIA, David, BOUDT, Kris; « Implied Expected Returns and the Choice of a Mean–Variance Efficient Portfolio Proxy », Journal of Portfolio Management, vol. 41, no 4, 2015, p. 68-81.

This award and honor selection covers the last five years.

ARDIA, David
eRum 2020 COVID19 contest winner2020

DUFAYS, Arnaud, ARDIA, David
IIF-SAS Research Award, International Institute of Forecasters, 2019

ARDIA, David
Chair Henri Vloebergh, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 2018

ARDIA, David
Swiss risk manager of the year, Swiss risk association, 2018

ARDIA, David
Distinction Socrate 2015-2016, FSA, Laval University, 2015

ARDIA, David
Distinction Socrate 2014-2015, FSA, Laval University, 2014

ARDIA, David, HOOGERHEIDE, Lennart, KOLLY, Jeremy
SAS/IIF research award, International institute of forecasters, 2014

This selection of supervision activities covers the last five years.

Winter 2020

MATH 80614A
Numerical Methods in Quantitative Finance

Fall 2019

MATH 80626
Méthodes statistiques en ingénierie financière
MATH 20602
Modèles probabilistes et stochastiques de la gestion

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