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Skewness Premium with Lévy Processes

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  • José Fajardo

    (IBMEC Business School - Rio de Janeiro)

  • Ernesto Mordecki

    (Centro de Matemática, Facultad de Ciências, Universidad de la República, Uruguay)

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We study the skewness premium (SK) introduced by Bates (1991) in a general context using Lévy Processes. We obtain sufficient and necessary conditions for Bate's x% rule to hold. Then, we derive sufficient conditions for SK to be positive, in terms of the characteristic triplet of the Lévy Process under the risk neutral measure.

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Paper provided by Economics Research Group, IBMEC Business School - Rio de Janeiro in its series IBMEC RJ Economics Discussion Papers with number 2006-04.

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