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Nonparametric Methods and Option Pricing

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  • Eric Ghysels

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  • Valentin Patilea
  • Éric Renault

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  • Olivier Torrès

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In this paper, we survey some of the recent nonparametric estimation methods which were developed to price derivative contracts. We focus on equity options and start with a so-called model-free approach which incolves very little financial theory. Next we discuss nonparametric and semi-parametric methods of option pricing and illustrate the different approaches. Nous survolons la littérature de l'estimation non-paramétrique de modèles de titres dérivés. En particulier, nous analysons des options sur actions en partant d'une approche qui n'impose pas de restrictions théoriques, telles des restrictions d'arbitrage, et qui est donc purement statistique. Par la suite nous présentons des méthodes qui prennent avantage des restrictions a priori fournies par la théorie.

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Paper provided by CIRANO in its series CIRANO Working Papers with number 97s-19.

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Date of creation: 01 Apr 1997
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Keywords: Derivative securities; kernel estimation; risk neutral densities; Titres dérivés; estimation par la méthode de noyau; densités à risque neutre;

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Cited by:
  1. Yatchew, Adonis & Hardle, Wolfgang, 2006. "Nonparametric state price density estimation using constrained least squares and the bootstrap," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 133(2), pages 579-599, August.
  2. Garcia, Rene & Gencay, Ramazan, 2000. "Pricing and hedging derivative securities with neural networks and a homogeneity hint," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 94(1-2), pages 93-115.
  3. Ramazan Gencay & Aslihan Salih, 2003. "Degree of Mispricing with the Black-Scholes Model and Nonparametric Cures," Annals of Economics and Finance, Society for AEF, vol. 4(1), pages 73-101, May.
  4. René Garcia & Eric Ghysels & Éric Renault, 2004. "The Econometrics of Option Pricing," CIRANO Working Papers 2004s-04, CIRANO.

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