Pricing options with Green's functions when volatility, interest rate and barriers depend on time
Dorfleitner, Gregor, Schneider, Paul, Hawlitschek, Kurt and Buch, Arne. (2008) Pricing options with Green's functions when volatility, interest rate and barriers depend on time. Quantitative Finance, Vol.8 (No.2). pp. 119-133. ISSN 1469-7688Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14697680601161480
We derive the Green's function for the Black–Scholes partial differential equation with time-varying coefficients and time-dependent boundary conditions. We provide a thorough discussion of its implementation within a pricing algorithm that also accommodates American style options. Greeks can be computed as derivatives of the Green's function. Generic handling of arbitrary time-dependent boundary conditions suggests our approach to be used with the pricing of (American) barrier options, although options without barriers can be priced equally well. Numerical results indicate that knowledge of the structure of the Green's function together with the well-developed tools of numerical integration make our approach fast and numerically stable.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Finance Group
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Quantitative Finance|
|Number of Pages:||15|
|Page Range:||pp. 119-133|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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