A Semi-group Expansion for Pricing Barrier Options
This paper presents a new asymptotic expansion method for pricing continuously monitoring barrier options. In particular, we develops a semi-group expansion scheme for the Cauchy-Dirichlet problem in the second-order parabolic partial differential equations (PDEs) arising in barrier option pricing. As an application, we propose a concrete approximation formula under a stochastic volatility model and demonstrate its validity by some numerical experiments.
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- Kenichiro Shiraya & Akihiko Takahashi & Toshihiro Yamada, 2010. "Pricing Discrete Barrier Options under Stochastic Volatility," CARF F-Series CARF-F-210, Center for Advanced Research in Finance, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo, revised Aug 2011.
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