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Pricing of Non-redundant Derivatives in a Complete Market

  • Elyès Jouini


    (CEREMADE - CEntre de REcherches en MAthématiques de la DEcision - CNRS - Université Paris IX - Paris Dauphine)

  • Koehl Pierre-François

    (CREST - Centre de Recherche en Économie et Statistique - INSEE - École Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Économique)

  • Abdelhamid Bizid

    (CERMSEM - CEntre de Recherche en Mathématiques, Statistique et Économie Mathématique - CNRS - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne)

We consider a complete financial market with primitive assets and derivatives on these primitive assets. Nevertheless, the derivative assets are non-redundant in the market, in the sense that the market is complete, only with their existence. In such a framawork, we derive an equilibrium restriction on the admissible prices of derivatives assets. The equilibrium condition imposes a well-ordering principle equivalent martingale measures. This restriction is preference free and applies whenever the utility functions belong to the general class of Von-Neumann Morgenstern functions. We provide numerical examples that show the applicability of restriction for the computation of option prices

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Date of creation: Dec 1998
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