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The Valuation of Corporate Liabilities as Compound Options: A Correction


  • Geske, Robert
  • Johnson, H. E.


Geske derived in [1] expressions for the values of junior and senior debt and equity. In this paper, some confusion about these expressions is cleared up, and an error is corrected. We use the same notation as in [1].

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  • Geske, Robert & Johnson, H. E., 1984. "The Valuation of Corporate Liabilities as Compound Options: A Correction," Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Cambridge University Press, vol. 19(2), pages 231-232, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:cup:jfinqa:v:19:y:1984:i:02:p:231-232_01

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