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Risk-Neutral Parameter Shifts and Derivatives Pricing in Discrete Time

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We obtain a large class of discrete-time risk-neutral valuation relationships, or "preference-free" derivatives pricing models, by imposing a simple restriction on the state-price density process. The risk-neutral stock-return and forward-rate dynamics are obtained by changing only a location parameter, which can be determined independent of the preference and true location parameters. The Gaussian models of Rubinstein (1976) , Brennan (1979) , and Câmera (2003) , and the gamma model of Heston (1993) are all special cases. The model provides simple relationships between expected returns and state-price density parameters analogous to the diffusion case. Copyright 2004 by The American Finance Association.

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  • Mark Schroder, 2004. "Risk-Neutral Parameter Shifts and Derivatives Pricing in Discrete Time," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 59(5), pages 2375-2402, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jfinan:v:59:y:2004:i:5:p:2375-2402
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