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Analytical approximation of the transition density in a local volatility model

  • Pagliarani, Stefano
  • Pascucci, Andrea

We present a simplified approach to the analytical approximation of the transition density related to a general local volatility model. The methodology is sufficiently flexible to be extended to time-dependent coefficients, multi-dimensional stochastic volatility models, degenerate parabolic PDEs related to Asian options and also to include jumps.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 31107.

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Date of creation: 04 May 2011
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:31107
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