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The Hartman-Watson Distribution revisited: Asymptotics for Pricing Asian Options


  • Stefan Gerhold


Barrieu, Rouault, and Yor [J. Appl. Probab. 41 (2004)] determined asymptotics for the logarithm of the distribution function of the Hartman-Watson distribution. We determine the asymptotics of the density. This refinement can be applied to the pricing of Asian options in the Black-Scholes model.

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  • Stefan Gerhold, 2010. "The Hartman-Watson Distribution revisited: Asymptotics for Pricing Asian Options," Papers 1011.4830,, revised May 2011.
  • Handle: RePEc:arx:papers:1011.4830

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    1. Antoine Jacquier & Patrick Roome, 2015. "Black-Scholes in a CEV random environment," Papers 1503.08082,, revised Nov 2017.
    2. Runhuan Feng & Hans W. Volkmer, 2015. "Conditional Asian Options," Papers 1505.06946,

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