. Applied Econometric Analysis and Computer Programming
. Big Data Analytics & Forecasting
. Chief Business Economics Advisor
Author of a new book (Macmillan): The Practice of Lending: A Guide to Credit Analysis and Credit Risk
Bijan Alagheband Ph.D has extensive experience in economic forecasting using Big Data, financial econometrics and risk analysis that affect a company’s revenue and net income. Bijan provides a wide range of business research, analysis and forecasting services.
Terence Yhip Ph.D and Bijan Alagheband Ph.D wrote the authoritative book on the Practice of Lending.
Expertise Bijan can provide a wide range of business research, analysis, and forecasting services. Some examples are: - Analysis and forecast of demand for products/services in relation to key factors affecting it, such as income and prices, which is necessary for developing a business plan and marketing strategy - Predicting spill-over benefits of a product development, which is useful information in attracting investment/ grants from parties benefiting from such development (e.g., government grant in view of additional tax revenues that such development would create) - Impact analysis of a new development / legislation on market demand for a product - Analysis of future demand for a product under alternative scenarios (e.g., different exchange rate assumptions) - Forecasting various economic and demographic factors and their impact on a company’s financial statements - Analyzing sensitivity of a companies’ financial statements with respect to economic / demographic factors - Risk analysis of a company’s financial performance using quantitative (regression) methods
Data Software Bijan is an expert in Big Data analytics, data analysis/cleaning and forecasting software including: EViews, MetixND, MetrixLT, STATA, R, and SAS. For example, he uses VBA to estimate missing values in hourly weather data, and TSP+VBA to estimate missing hourly load data with presentation utilizing data visualization tools. He also uses Hourly Electric Load Model (HELM) and VBA for hourly load forecasting and visualization.
Experience . Lecturer McMaster University 2010 – Present: Statistics, Econometrics, and Financial Econometrics.
. McGill University 1984 – 1989: Consultant for applied econometric analysis and computer programming
. Author: The Practice of Lending: A Guide to Credit Analysis and Credit Risk
. Hydro One (formerly Ontario Hydro) - 31 years
Economics and Load Forecasting
. McGill University - Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) - Field Of Study Economics; Econometrics & Economic Development