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First Order Strong Approximations of Jump Diffusions


  • Bruti-Liberati Nicola
  • Nikitopoulos-Sklibosios Christina
  • Platen Eckhard

    (University of Technology Sydney, School of Finance & Economics and Department of Mathematical Sciences, PO Box 123, Broadway, NSW, 2007, Australia)


This paper presents new results on strong numerical schemes, which are appropriate for scenario analysis, filtering and hedge simulation, for stochastic differential equations (SDEs) of jump-diffusion type. It provides first order strong approximations for jump-diffusion SDEs driven by Wiener processes and Poisson random measures. The paper covers first order derivative-free, drift-implicit and jump-adapted strong approximations. Moreover, it provides a commutativity condition under which the computational effort of first order strong schemes is independent of the total intensity of the jump measure. Finally, a numerical study on the accuracy of several strong schemes applied to the Merton model is presented.

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  • Bruti-Liberati Nicola & Nikitopoulos-Sklibosios Christina & Platen Eckhard, 2006. "First Order Strong Approximations of Jump Diffusions," Monte Carlo Methods and Applications, De Gruyter, vol. 12(3), pages 191-209, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:mcmeap:v:12:y:2006:i:3:p:191-209:n:6

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    Cited by:

    1. Carl Chiarella & Christina Nikitopoulos Sklibosios & Erik Schlogl, 2007. "A Control Variate Method for Monte Carlo Simulations of Heath-Jarrow-Morton Models with Jumps," Applied Mathematical Finance, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 14(5), pages 365-399.
    2. Nicola Bruti-Liberati, 2007. "Numerical Solution of Stochastic Differential Equations with Jumps in Finance," PhD Thesis, Finance Discipline Group, UTS Business School, University of Technology, Sydney, number 1.

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