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Explicit Bounds for Approximation Rates for Boundary Crossing Probabilities for the Wiener Process


  • K. Borovkov
  • Alexander Novikov


We give explicit upper bounds for convergence rates when approximating (both one- and two-sided general curvlinear) boundary crossing probabilities for the Wiener process by similar probabilities for close boundaries (of simpler form for which computing the possibility is feasible). In particular, we generalize and improve results obtained by Potzelberger and Wang [13] for the case when approximating boundaries are piecewise linear. Applications to barrier option pricing are discussed as well.

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  • K. Borovkov & Alexander Novikov, 2004. "Explicit Bounds for Approximation Rates for Boundary Crossing Probabilities for the Wiener Process," Research Paper Series 115, Quantitative Finance Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney.
  • Handle: RePEc:uts:rpaper:115

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    1. G. O. Roberts & C. F. Shortland, 1997. "Pricing Barrier Options with Time-Dependent Coefficients," Mathematical Finance, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 7(1), pages 83-93.
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    1. Delia Coculescu & HĂ©lyette Geman & Monique Jeanblanc, 2008. "Valuation of default-sensitive claims under imperfect information," Finance and Stochastics, Springer, vol. 12(2), pages 195-218, April.
    2. Thorsten Schmidt & Alexander Novikov, 2008. "A Structural Model with Unobserved Default Boundary," Applied Mathematical Finance, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 15(2), pages 183-203.
    3. Pötzelberger Klaus, 2012. "Improving the Monte Carlo estimation of boundary crossing probabilities by control variables," Monte Carlo Methods and Applications, De Gruyter, vol. 18(4), pages 353-377, December.
    4. Pingjin Deng, 2016. "Asymptotic of Non-Crossings probability of Additive Wiener Fields," Papers 1610.07131,

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