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Currency Option Pricing in Credible Target Zones

  • Bernard Dumas
  • L. Peter Jennergren
  • Bertil Naslund

This paper develops a model for valuing options on a currency which is maintained within a band. The starting point of our model is the well known Krugman model for exchange-rate behavior within a target zone. Results from model runs provide insight into evidence reported by other authors of mispricing of currency options by extensions of the Black-Scholes model.

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 4522.

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Date of creation: Nov 1993
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Publication status: published as Review of Futures Markets, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 323-346. (April 1992)
Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberwo:4522
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