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The Pricing Mechanism of Contingent Claims and its Generating Function


  • Shige Peng


In this paper we study dynamic pricing mechanism of contingent claims. A typical model of such pricing mechanism is the so-called g-expectation $E^g_{s,t}[X]$ defined by the solution of the backward stochastic differential equation with generator g and with the contingent claim X as terminal condition. The generating function g this BSDE. We also provide examples of determining the price generating function $g=g(y,z)$ by testing. The main result of this paper is as follows: if a given dynamic pricing mechanism is $E^{g_\mu}$-dominated, i.e., the criteria (A5) $E_{s,t}[X]-E_{s,t}[X']\leq E^{g_\mu}_{s,t}[X-X']$ is satisfied for a large enough $\mu> 0$, where $g_\mu=g_{\mu}(|y|+|z|)$, then $E_{s,t}$ is a g-pricing mechanism. This domination condition was statistically tested using CME data documents. The result of test is significantly positive.

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  • Shige Peng, 2012. "The Pricing Mechanism of Contingent Claims and its Generating Function," Papers 1211.6525,
  • Handle: RePEc:arx:papers:1211.6525

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    1. Hu, Mingshang & Ji, Shaolin & Peng, Shige & Song, Yongsheng, 2014. "Comparison theorem, Feynman–Kac formula and Girsanov transformation for BSDEs driven by G-Brownian motion," Stochastic Processes and their Applications, Elsevier, vol. 124(2), pages 1170-1195.

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