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Discrete time option pricing with flexible volatility estimation

  • Christian M. Hafner

    (CORE, UniversitÊ catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium)

  • Wolfgang HÄrdle


    (Institut fØr Statistik und ãkonometrie, Humboldt-UniversitÄt zu Berlin, Spandauer Str. 1, D-10178 Berlin, Germany)

By extending the GARCH option pricing model of Duan (1995) to more flexible volatility estimation it is shown that the prices of out-of-the-money options strongly depend on volatility features such as asymmetry. Results are provided for the properties of the stationary pricing distribution in the case of a threshold GARCH model. For a stock index series with a pronounced leverage effect, simulated threshold GARCH option prices are substantially closer to observed market prices than the Black/Scholes and simulated GARCH prices.

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Volume (Year): 4 (2000)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 189-207

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Handle: RePEc:spr:finsto:v:4:y:2000:i:2:p:189-207
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