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Optimal Quantization for the Pricing of Swing Options


  • Olivier Bardou
  • Sandrine Bouthemy
  • Gilles Pages


In this paper we investigate a numerical algorithm for the pricing of swing options, relying on the so-called optimal quantization method. The numerical procedure is described in detail and numerous simulations are provided to assert its efficiency. In particular, we carry out a comparison with the Longstaff-Schwartz algorithm.

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  • Olivier Bardou & Sandrine Bouthemy & Gilles Pages, 2009. "Optimal Quantization for the Pricing of Swing Options," Applied Mathematical Finance, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 16(2), pages 183-217.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apmtfi:v:16:y:2009:i:2:p:183-217
    DOI: 10.1080/13504860802453218

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    1. Marcelo G. Figueroa, 2006. "Pricing Multiple Interruptible-Swing Contracts," Birkbeck Working Papers in Economics and Finance 0606, Birkbeck, Department of Economics, Mathematics & Statistics.
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