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Durham University

Research & business

Research lectures, seminars and events

The events listed in this area are research seminars, workshops and lectures hosted by Durham University departments and research institutes. If you are not a member of the University, but  wish to enquire about attending one of the events please contact the organiser or host department.


Statistics Seminars: Testing by Betting and the Randomness of Risk

Presented by Glenn Shafer, Rurgers University
19 October 2020 13:00 in ZOOM (How to join? Ask

Before it was a theory of probability, mathematical probability was a theory of betting. Before they were sequences of random variables, martingales were strategies for betting. By looking at the matter this way once more, we gain insights into statistical testing and the behavior of entrepreneurs. This talk with touch on the May 2019 book Game-Theoretic Foundations for Probability and Finance (by Glenn Shafer and Vladimir Vovk, Wiley) and on recent working papers at .

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