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An Empirical Examination of the Pricing of American Put Options

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  • Blomeyer, Edward C.
  • Johnson, Herb

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This study is an ex post performance test comparing the accuracy of an American model to a European model for valuing listed options. Specifically, the Geske and Johnson American put valuation model is compared with the Black and Scholes European put model. On average, both models undervalue, relative to market prices, put options. However, the Geske and Johnson model values are significantly closer to market prices than are the Black and Scholes values.

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  • Blomeyer, Edward C. & Johnson, Herb, 1988. "An Empirical Examination of the Pricing of American Put Options," Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Cambridge University Press, vol. 23(01), pages 13-22, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:cup:jfinqa:v:23:y:1988:i:01:p:13-22_01
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    9. Hadjiyannakis, Steve & Culumovic, Louis & Welch, Robert L., 1998. "The relative mispricing of the constant variance American put model," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 7(2), pages 149-171.
    10. Michael J. Dueker & Thomas W. Miller, 1996. "Market microstructure effects on the direct measurement of the early exercise premium in exchange-listed options," Working Papers 1996-013, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

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