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Recovering risk-neutral probability density functions from options prices using cubic splines and ensuring nonnegativity

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  • Monteiro, Ana Margarida
  • Tutuncu, Reha H.
  • Vicente, Luis N.

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  • Monteiro, Ana Margarida & Tutuncu, Reha H. & Vicente, Luis N., 2008. "Recovering risk-neutral probability density functions from options prices using cubic splines and ensuring nonnegativity," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 187(2), pages 525-542, June.
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