Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login

An Improved Approach to Computing Implied Volatility


Author Info

  • Chambers, Donald R
  • Nawalkha, Sanjay K


A well-known problem in finance is the absence of a closed form solution for volatility in common option pricing models. Several approaches have been developed to provide closed form approximations to volatility. This paper examines Chance's (1993, 1996) model, Corrado and Miller's (1996) model and Bharadia, Christofides and Salkin's (1996) model for approximating implied volatility. We develop a simplified extension of Chance's model that has greater accuracy than previous models. Our tests indicate dramatically improved results. Copyright 2001 by MIT Press.

Download Info

To our knowledge, this item is not available for download. To find whether it is available, there are three options:
1. Check below under "Related research" whether another version of this item is available online.
2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.

Bibliographic Info

Article provided by Eastern Finance Association in its journal The Financial Review.

Volume (Year): 36 (2001)
Issue (Month): 3 (August)
Pages: 89-99

as in new window
Handle: RePEc:bla:finrev:v:36:y:2001:i:3:p:89-99

Contact details of provider:
Web page:
More information through EDIRC

Order Information:

Related research



No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.


Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
as in new window

Cited by:
  1. Steven Li, 2003. "The estimation of implied volatility from the Black-Scholes model: some new formulas and their applications," School of Economics and Finance Discussion Papers and Working Papers Series 141, School of Economics and Finance, Queensland University of Technology.
  2. Sukhomlin, Nikolay & Santana Jiménez, Lisette Josefina, 2010. "Problema de calibración de mercado y estructura implícita del modelo de bonos de Black-Cox = Market Calibration Problem and the Implied Structure of the Black-Cox Bond Model," Revista de Métodos Cuantitativos para la Economía y la Empresa = Journal of Quantitative Methods for Economics and Business Administration, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Department of Quantitative Methods for Economics and Business Administration, vol. 10(1), pages 73-98, December.
  3. Minqiang Li & Kyuseok Lee, 2011. "An adaptive successive over-relaxation method for computing the Black-Scholes implied volatility," Quantitative Finance, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 11(8), pages 1245-1269.
  4. Adrienne Kearney & Raymond Lombra, 2004. "Stock market volatility, the news, and monetary policy," Journal of Economics and Finance, Springer, vol. 28(2), pages 252-259, June.
  5. Michael Roper & Marek Rutkowski, 2009. "On The Relationship Between The Call Price Surface And The Implied Volatility Surface Close To Expiry," International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Finance (IJTAF), World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., vol. 12(04), pages 427-441.
  6. Kazuhiko NISHINA & Tatsuro Nabil MAGHREBI & Moo-Sung KIM, 2006. "Stock Market Volatility And The Forecasting Accuracy Of Implied Volatility Indices," Discussion Papers in Economics and Business 06-09, Osaka University, Graduate School of Economics and Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP).


This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.


Access and download statistics


When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:bla:finrev:v:36:y:2001:i:3:p:89-99. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Wiley-Blackwell Digital Licensing) or (Christopher F. Baum).

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.