Michael Villaverde

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Dynamic financial analysis (DFA) is a technique which uses Monte Carlo simulation to investigate the evolution over time of financial models of funds, complex liabilities and entire firms. Although of increasing popularity, the drawback of DFA is the dearth of systematic methods for optimising model parameters for strategic financial planning. This paper(More)
This paper introduces the use of dynamic stochastic optimisation pension fund management. The design of such products involves econometric modelling, economic scenario generation, generic methods of solving optimization problems and modelling of required risk tolerances. In nearly all the historical backtests using data over roughly the past decade the(More)
Many species of tenebrionids produce and secrete a defensive volatile blend containing mainly benzoquinones and alkenes. In this study we characterized the volatile organic compounds (VOC) of the beetle Ulomoides dermestoides (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Solid phase microextraction (SPME) coupled to capillary gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (CGC-MS)(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Ulomoides dermestoides (Fairmaire, 1893) is a cosmopolitan tenebrionid beetle reared by Argentine people who consume them alive as an alternative medicine in the treatment of different illnesses such as asthma, Parkinson's, diabetes, arthritis, HIV and specially cancer. AIM OF THE STUDY To evaluate the cytotoxicity and DNA(More)
We studied the effect of the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana strain GHA on a) colony development of the beetles Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) and Ulomoides dermestoides (Fairmaire) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) under laboratory conditions; and 2) the volatile blend released by both beetles, containing defensive pheromones, by using the solid phase(More)
Although this course is in its infancy, it has become popular among baccalaureate students. Incoming junior students are enthusiastic about an elective course that provides them an opportunity to focus on an aspect of nursing that is no longer available to them in most nursing programs. The morale of the operating room nursing staff, particularly among the(More)
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