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A robust tree method for pricing American options with CIR stochastic interest rate


  • Elisa Appolloni
  • Lucia Caramellino
  • Antonino Zanette


We propose a robust and stable lattice method which permits to obtain very accurate American option prices in presence of CIR stochastic interest rate without any numerical restriction on its parameters. Numerical results show the reliability and the accuracy of the proposed method.

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  • Elisa Appolloni & Lucia Caramellino & Antonino Zanette, 2013. "A robust tree method for pricing American options with CIR stochastic interest rate," Papers 1305.0479,
  • Handle: RePEc:arx:papers:1305.0479

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