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Contingent Claim Pricing In A Dual Expected Utility Theory Framework


  • Massimiliano Corradini
  • Andrea Gheno


This paper investigates the price for contingent claims in a dual expected utility theory framework, the dual price, considering complete arbitrage-free nancial markets. In this framework this dual price is obtained, for the rst time in the literature, without any comonotonicity hypothesis and for contingent claims written on n underlying assets following generic Itô processes. An application is also considered assuming geometric brownian motion for the underlying assets and the Wang transform as distortion function.

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  • Massimiliano Corradini & Andrea Gheno, 2007. "Contingent Claim Pricing In A Dual Expected Utility Theory Framework," Departmental Working Papers of Economics - University 'Roma Tre' 0082, Department of Economics - University Roma Tre.
  • Handle: RePEc:rtr:wpaper:0082

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    Contingent Claims Pricing; Dual Utility Theory; Wang Transform.;

    JEL classification:

    • G13 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Contingent Pricing; Futures Pricing


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