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Option Pricing Under the Variance Gamma Process

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  • Fiorani, Filo

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In this dissertation we price European and American vanilla and barrier options assuming that the underlying follows the variance gamma process. We solve numerically the problem implementing a finite difference algorithm and we present numerical experiments on the option pricing. This dissertation includes detailed algorithms as well as programming code in C++ to price European and American vanilla and barrier options under variance gamma.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 15395.

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Date of creation: Apr 2004
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Keywords: Variance Gamma Process; Option Pricing Under Variance Gamma; Numerical Solution of Option Prices Under Variance Gamma; Numerical Solution of Variance Gamma PIDE; Numerical Solutions of Variance Gamma Partial Differential Equation; Programming Code for Variance Gamma Option Pricing;

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  1. Filippo Fiorani & Elisa Luciano, 2006. "Credit risk in pure jump structural models," ICER Working Papers - Applied Mathematics Series 6-2006, ICER - International Centre for Economic Research.

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