Catherine Shenoy

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This paper demonstrates how Bayesian Networks can aid decisions of individual security analysts and portfolio managers. We present a decision tool to improve analysts' forecasts, portfolio decision-making, and risk analysis. Our paper is related to findings in behavioral finance that show buying and selling behavior that is consistent with biased(More)
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this paper, we propose a linear belief function approach to evaluating portfolio performance. By drawing on the notion of linear belief functions, we propose an elementary approach to knowledge representation for expert systems using linear belief functions. We show how to use basic matrices to represent market information and financial knowledge, including(More)
We show how to use linear belief functions to represent market information and financial knowledge, including complete ignorance, statistical observations, subjective speculations, dis-tributional assumptions, linear relations, and empirical asset pricing models. We then appeal to Dempster's rule of combination to integrate the knowledge for assessing an(More)
BACKGROUND Overweight, obestity, and lack of fitness in America is reported to be increasing at an accelerated pace. This national trend has serious health and economic ramifications not only for the general population but also directly for industry. Obesity in the workplace has resulted in increased expenses to industry: directly through increased medical(More)
OBJECTIVE This study is an interventional evaluation of a post-offer employment testing. The study is designed to determine if shoulder injury rates are lowered when employees are placed at jobs they demonstrate the physical ability to perform. METHODS A physical capacity evaluation based testing protocol was utilized to determine if each new employee had(More)
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