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An Efficient Generalized Discrete-Time Approach to Poisson-Gaussian Bond Option Pricing in the Heath-Jarrow-Morton Model

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  • Sanjiv Ranjan Das

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Term structure models employing Poisson-Gaussian processes may be used to accommodate the observed skewness and kurtosis of interest rates. This paper extends the discrete-time, pure-Gaussian version of the Heath-Jarrow-Morton model to the pricing" of American-type bond options when the underlying term structure of interest rates follows a Poisson-Gaussian process. The Poisson-Gaussian process is specified using a hexanomial tree (six nodes emanating from each node), and the tree is shown to be recombining. The scheme is parsimonious and convergent. This model extends the class of HJM models by (i) introducing a more generalized volatility specification than has been used so far, and (ii) inducting jumps, yet retaining lattice recombination, thus making the model useful for practical applications.

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Technical Working Papers with number 0212.

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Date of creation: Jun 1997
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Publication status: published as Das, Sanjiv Ranjan. "A Direct Discrete-Time Approach To Poisson-Gaussian Bond Option Pricing In The Heath-Jarow-Morton Model," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 1998, v23(3,Nov), 333-369.
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