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Path dependent volatility

  • Paolo Foschi

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  • Andrea Pascucci

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We propose a general class of non-constant volatility models with dependence on the past. The framework includes path-dependent volatility models such as that by Hobson&Rogers and also path dependent contracts such as options of Asian style. A key feature of the model is that market completeness is preserved. Some empirical analysis, based on the comparison with the performance of standard local volatility and Heston models, shows the effectiveness of the path dependent volatility.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Decisions in Economics and Finance.

Volume (Year): 31 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (May)
Pages: 13-32

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