Numerische Mathematik

, Volume 98, Issue 4, pp 607–646 | Cite as

Convergence of numerical schemes for viscosity solutions to integro-differential degenerate parabolic problems arising in financial theory

  • Maya Briani
  • Claudia La Chioma
  • Roberto NataliniEmail author


We study the numerical approximation of viscosity solutions for integro-differential, possibly degenerate, parabolic problems. Similar models arise in option pricing, to generalize the celebrated Black–Scholes equation, when the processes which generate the underlying stock returns may contain both a continuous part and jumps. Convergence is proven for monotone schemes and numerical tests are presented and discussed.


Viscosity Numerical Scheme Stock Return Numerical Approximation Viscosity Solution 
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The first two authors would like to thank the whole staff of IAC-CNR for their kind hospitality during the development of this work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maya Briani
    • 1
  • Claudia La Chioma
    • 2
  • Roberto Natalini
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Università di Roma “La Sapienza”Dipartimento per le Decisioni Economiche e FinanziarieRomaItaly
  2. 2.Università di Roma “La Sapienza”Dipartimento di Matematica Pura ed ApplicataRomaItaly
  3. 3.Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo “Mauro Picone”Consiglio Nazionale delle RicercheRomaItaly

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