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Applications of Option-Pricing Theory: Twenty-Five Years Later


  • Merton, Robert C


Nobel Lecture to the memory of Alfred Nobel, December 9, 1997.
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  • Merton, Robert C, 1998. "Applications of Option-Pricing Theory: Twenty-Five Years Later," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 88(3), pages 323-349, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:aea:aecrev:v:88:y:1998:i:3:p:323-49

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    1. Anderson, James E., 1987. "Quotas as options: Optimality and quota license pricing under uncertainty," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 23(1-2), pages 21-39, August.
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    • G13 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Contingent Pricing; Futures Pricing


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