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Nonparametric Option Pricing with No-Arbitrage Constraints

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  • Melanie Birke
  • Kay F. Pilz

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We propose a completely kernel based method of estimating the call price function or the state price density of options. The new estimator of the call price function fulfills the constraints like monotonicity and convexity given in Breeden and Litzenberger (1978) without necessarily estimating the state price density for an underlying asset price from its option prices. It can be shown that the call price estimator is pointwise consistent and asymptotically normal. The estimator of the state price density is also consistent. In a simulation study we compare the new estimators to the estimators given in Aït-Sahalia and Duarte (2003). Copyright The Author 2008. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oxfordjournals.org., Oxford University Press.

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  • Melanie Birke & Kay F. Pilz, 2009. "Nonparametric Option Pricing with No-Arbitrage Constraints," Journal of Financial Econometrics, Society for Financial Econometrics, vol. 7(2), pages 53-76, Spring.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:jfinec:v:7:y:2009:i:2:p:53-76
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    3. Fengler, Matthias & Hin, Lin-Yee, 2011. "Semi-nonparametric estimation of the call price surface under strike and time-to-expiry no-arbitrage constraints," Economics Working Paper Series 1136, University of St. Gallen, School of Economics and Political Science, revised May 2013.
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