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Why do we smile? On the determinants of the implied volatility function

  • Pena, Ignacio
  • Rubio, Gonzalo
  • Serna, Gregorio
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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Banking & Finance.

    Volume (Year): 23 (1999)
    Issue (Month): 8 (August)
    Pages: 1151-1179

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