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On Infinite Horizon Optimal Stopping of General Random Walk

  • Jukka Lempa

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    (Department of Economics, Quantitative Methods in Management, Turku School of Economics)

The objective of this study is to provide an alternative characterization of the optimal value function of a certain Black- Scholes-type optimal stopping problem where the underlying stochastic process is a general random walk, i.e. the process constituted by partial sums of an IID sequence of random variables. Furthermore, the pasting principle of this optimal stopping problem is studied.

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Paper provided by Aboa Centre for Economics in its series Discussion Papers with number 3.

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Date of creation: Apr 2006
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