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Efficient Derivative Pricing by Extended Method of Moments


  • Patrick Gagliardini


  • Christian Gourieroux


  • Eric Renault



In this paper we consider an incomplete market framework and explainhow to use jointlyobserv ed prices of the underlying asset and of some derivativeswritten on this asset for an efficient pricing of other derivatives. Thisquestion involves two types of moment restrictions, which can be writteneither for a given value of the conditioning variable or can be uniform withrespect to this conditioning variable. This distinction between local and uniformconditional moment restrictions leads to an extension of the GeneralizedMethod of Moments (GMM), a method in which all restrictions are assumeduniform. The Extended Method of Moments (XMM) provides estimators ofthe parameters with different rates of convergence: the rate is the standardparametric one for the parameters which are identifiable from the uniformrestrictions, whereas the rate can be nonparametric for the risk premiumparameters. We derive the (kernel) nonparametric efficiencyb ounds for estimatinga conditional moment of interest and prove the asymptotic efficiencyof XMM. To avoid misleading arbitrage opportunities in estimated derivativeprices, an XMM estimator based on an information criterion is introduced.The general results are applied in a stochastic volatilitymo del to get efficientderivatice prices, to measure the uncertaintyof estimated prices and toestimate the risk premium parameters.

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  • Patrick Gagliardini & Christian Gourieroux & Eric Renault, 2004. "Efficient Derivative Pricing by Extended Method of Moments," Working Papers 2004-30, Center for Research in Economics and Statistics.
  • Handle: RePEc:crs:wpaper:2004-30

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    1. Antoine, Bertille & Renault, Eric, 2012. "Efficient minimum distance estimation with multiple rates of convergence," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 170(2), pages 350-367.
    2. Gourieroux, C. & Monfort, A., 2007. "Econometric specification of stochastic discount factor models," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 136(2), pages 509-530, February.
    3. Gourieroux, C. & Jasiak, J., 2008. "Dynamic quantile models," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 147(1), pages 198-205, November.

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    JEL classification:

    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates


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