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Theory of rational option pricing

Robert Merton ()

Chapter 8 in Theory of Valuation, 2005, pp 229-288 from World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.

Abstract: AbstractThe following sections are included:IntroductionRestrictions on rational option pricingEffects of dividends and changing exercise priceRestrictions on rational put option oricinaRational option pricing along Black-Scholes linesAn alternative derivation of the Black-Scholes modelExtension of the model to include dividend payments and exercise price changesValuing an American put optionValuing the “down and-out” call optionValuing a callable warrantAppendix 1Appendix 2Referencesdiscussion: Option Pricing Theory and Its ApplicationsINTRODUCTIONTHE MARTINGALE APPROACH TO OPTION PRICINGThe SetupDynamic Spanning and the Martingale Representation TheoremSome GeneralizationsEXISTENCE AND PROPERTIES OF OPTIMAL STRATEGIESAPPLICATIONS TO CONTINGENT-CLAIM PRICINGNOTESREFERENCES

Keywords: Asset Pricing; Financial Theory; Valuation; Term Structure; Interest Rates; Options; Portfolios; Taxes; Transaction Costs (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G00 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2005
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