Supervision Economists

Ibrahim Ergen

Ibrahim Ergen
My primary research interests are quantitative risk modeling, systemic risk measurement, international financial contagion and the financial applications of extreme value theory.

Professional Experience

Ibrahim Ergen joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond as a financial economist in 2011. Previously, he had been an economist with the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and a quantitative research analyst with BP Energy. His current research covers a wide range of quantitative risk modeling topics such as systemic risk measurement in U.S. banking industry, market risk quantification, Value-at-Risk prediction, diversification benefits and financial contagion in international stock markets, and volatility forecasting for NYMEX natural gas futures.


Ph.D., Rice University, 2009
M.A., Rice University, 2008
B.S., Marmara University (Turkey), 2004

Ergen, I. (2015). “Two step methods in VaR prediction and the importance of fat tails,” Quantitative Finance, Vol. 15, pgs. 1013–1030 

Balla, E., Ergen, I. and Migueis, M. (2014). “Tail Dependence and Indicators of Systemic Risk for Large US Depositories,” The Journal of Financial Stability, Vol. 15, pgs. 195–230.

Ergen, I. (2014). “Tail dependence and diversification benefits in emerging market stocks: An extreme value theory approach,” Applied Economics, Vol. 46, No. 19, pgs. 2215–2227.

“Systemic Risk Analysis of Banking Industry Operational Losses Using Copula Correlations” (with A. Abdymomunov)

“Conditional Expected Shortfall (Co-ES) as a Systemic Risk Measure: A Copula Approach” (with I. Rizvanoghlu)

“Diversification Benefits and International Financial Contagion: The Impact of Hidden Asymptotic Dependence” (with H. Inanoglu).

“Modeling Operational Risk for Regulatory Capital,” 2nd Annual Capital Adequacy and Stress Testing Conference, New York, New York, October 2013.

“Tail Dependence in the US Banking Sector and Measures of Systemic Risk” (with E. Balla and M. Migueis), Federal Interagency Quantification Forum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 2012.

“Value at Risk Prediction for Emerging Market Stock Indices,” Quantitative Risk Management Seminars, Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Washington, DC, September 2012.

“Hidden Dependence of Extreme Losses in Emerging Market Stock Indices,” Economics Seminars, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, February 2009.

“Hidden Dependence of Extreme Losses in Emerging Market Stock Indices,” Research Department Seminars, Central Bank of Turkey, January 2009.

“Financial Applications of Extreme Value Theory,” Rice University Econometrics Workshop, Houston, Texas, October 2008.

“Are Student Loans the Next Bubble?” S&R Perspectives (Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond), Spring Issue 2012.

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