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Integro-differential equations for option prices in exponential Lévy models

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  • Rama Cont

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  • Ekaterina Voltchkova

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We explore the precise link between option prices in exponential Lévy models and the related partial integro-differential equations (PIDEs) in the case of European options and options with single or double barriers. We first discuss the conditions under which options prices are classical solutions of the PIDEs. We show that these conditions may fail in pure jump models and give examples of lack of smoothness of option prices with respect to the underlying. We give sufficient conditions on the Lévy triplet for the prices of barrier options to be continuous with respect to the underlying and show that, in a general setting, option prices in exp-Lévy models correspond to viscosity solutions of the pricing PIDE. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2005

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Volume (Year): 9 (2005)
Issue (Month): 3 (07)
Pages: 299-325

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Handle: RePEc:spr:finsto:v:9:y:2005:i:3:p:299-325

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Keywords: Lévy process; jump-diffusion models; option pricing; integro-differential equations; viscosity solutions.;

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  1. Denis Belomestny & Markus Reiß, 2006. "Spectral calibration of exponential Lévy Models [1]," SFB 649 Discussion Papers SFB649DP2006-034, Sonderforschungsbereich 649, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
  2. Jacob Söhl & Mathias Trabs, 2012. "Option calibration of exponential Lévy models: Implementation and empirical results," SFB 649 Discussion Papers SFB649DP2012-017, Sonderforschungsbereich 649, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
  3. Denis Belomestny & Markus Reiß, 2006. "Spectral calibration of exponential Lévy Models [2]," SFB 649 Discussion Papers SFB649DP2006-035, Sonderforschungsbereich 649, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
  4. Jakob S\"ohl & Mathias Trabs, 2012. "Option calibration of exponential L\'evy models: Confidence intervals and empirical results," Papers 1202.5983, arXiv.org, revised Oct 2012.
  5. Jacek Jakubowski & Mariusz Niew\k{e}g{\l}owski, 2013. "Risk-minimization and hedging claims on a jump-diffusion market model, Feynman-Kac Theorem and PIDE," Papers 1305.4132, arXiv.org, revised Jul 2013.
  6. René Carmona & Sergey Nadtochiy, 2012. "Tangent Lévy market models," Finance and Stochastics, Springer, vol. 16(1), pages 63-104, January.
  7. Peter K. Friz & Stefan Gerhold & Marc Yor, 2013. "How to make Dupire's local volatility work with jumps," Papers 1302.5548, arXiv.org.
  8. Jesús P. Colino, 2008. "Weak convergence in credit risk," Statistics and Econometrics Working Papers ws085518, Universidad Carlos III, Departamento de Estadística y Econometría.
  9. S. Kindermann & P. Mayer, 2011. "On the calibration of local jump-diffusion asset price models," Finance and Stochastics, Springer, vol. 15(4), pages 685-724, December.
  10. N. Reich & C. Schwab & C. Winter, 2010. "On Kolmogorov equations for anisotropic multivariate Lévy processes," Finance and Stochastics, Springer, vol. 14(4), pages 527-567, December.
  11. Peter Friz & Stefan Gerhold, 2011. "Don't stay local - extrapolation analytics for Dupire's local volatility," Papers 1105.1267, arXiv.org.
  12. N. Hilber & N. Reich & C. Schwab & C. Winter, 2009. "Numerical methods for Lévy processes," Finance and Stochastics, Springer, vol. 13(4), pages 471-500, September.

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