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Nonlinear Fokker-Planck Equation in the Model of Asset Returns


  • Alexander Shapovalov
  • Andrey Trifonov
  • Elena Masalova


The Fokker-Planck equation with diffusion coefficient quadratic in space variable, linear drift coefficient, and nonlocal nonlinearity term is considered in the framework of a model of analysis of asset returns at financial markets. For special cases of such a Fokker-Planck equation we describe a construction of exact solution of the Cauchy problem. In the general case, we construct the leading term of the Cauchy problem solution asymptotic in a formal small parameter in semiclassical approximation following the complex WKB-Maslov method in the class of trajectory concentrated functions.

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  • Alexander Shapovalov & Andrey Trifonov & Elena Masalova, 2008. "Nonlinear Fokker-Planck Equation in the Model of Asset Returns," Papers 0804.0900,
  • Handle: RePEc:arx:papers:0804.0900

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