Convergence Of American Option Values From Discrete- To Continuous-Time Financial Models
Given a sequence of discrete-time option valuation models in which the sequence of processes defining the state variables converges weakly to a diffusion, we prove that the sequence of American option values obtained from these discrete-time models also converges to the corresponding value obtained from the continuous-time model for the standard models in the finance/economics literature. the convergence proof carries over to the case when the limiting risky asset price process follows a diffusion, except it pays discrete dividends on some fixed dates. Copyright 1994 Blackwell Publishers.
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Volume (Year): 4 (1994)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
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