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A generalization of Hull and White formula and applications to option pricing approximation



By means of Malliavin Calculus we see that the classical Hull and White formula for option pricing can be extended to the case where the noise driving the volatility process is correlated with the noise driving the stock prices. This extension will allow us to construct option pricing approximation formulas. Numerical examples are presented.

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  • Elisa Alòs, 2004. "A generalization of Hull and White formula and applications to option pricing approximation," Economics Working Papers 740, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
  • Handle: RePEc:upf:upfgen:740

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    Continuous-time option pricing model; stochastic volatility; Malliavin calculus;

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

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