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Risk Aversion, Intertemporal Substitution, and Option Pricing

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  • Garcia, R.
  • Renault, E.

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This paper develops a general stochastic framework and an equilibrium asset pricing model theat make clear how attitudes towards intertemporal substitution and risk matter for option pricing; In particular we show under which statistical conditions option princing formulas are not preference-free, in other words when preferences are not hidden in the stock and bond prices as they are in the standard Black and Scholes (BS) or Hull and White (HW) pricing formulas.

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Paper provided by Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en économie quantitative, CIREQ in its series Cahiers de recherche with number 9801.

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Length: 45 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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Handle: RePEc:mtl:montec:9801

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Keywords: COMPENSATIONS ; UNEMPLOYMENT ; INSURANCE;

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Cited by:
  1. GHYSELS, Eric & PATILEA, Valentin & RENAULT, Eric & TORRES, Olivier, 1997. "Nonparametric methods and option pricing," CORE Discussion Papers 1997075, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
  2. GARCIA,René & LUGER, Richard & RENAULT, Éric, 2001. "Empirical Assessment of an Intertemporal Option Pricing Model with Latent variables," Cahiers de recherche 2001-10, Universite de Montreal, Departement de sciences economiques.
  3. Stanislav Khrapov, 2012. "Risk Premia: Short and Long-term," Working Papers w0169, Center for Economic and Financial Research (CEFIR).
  4. René Garcia & Richard Luger & Éric Renault, 2001. "Asymmetric Smiles, Leverage Effects and Structural Parameters," CIRANO Working Papers 2001s-01, CIRANO.
  5. Bertholon, H. & Monfort, A. & Pegoraro, F., 2008. "Econometric Asset Pricing Modelling," Working papers 223, Banque de France.
  6. Rene Garcia & Richard Luger & Eric Renault, 2004. "Option Prices, Preferences, and State Variables," Emory Economics 0418, Department of Economics, Emory University (Atlanta).
  7. Bertholon, H. & Monfort, A. & Pegoraro, F., 2007. "Pricing and Inference with Mixtures of Conditionally Normal Processes," Working papers 188, Banque de France.
  8. René Garcia & Eric Ghysels & Éric Renault, 2004. "The Econometrics of Option Pricing," CIRANO Working Papers 2004s-04, CIRANO.
  9. Robert R. Bliss & Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou, 2001. "Recovering risk aversion from options," Working Paper Series WP-01-15, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
  10. 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.

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