Option Pricing for Time-Change Exponential Lévy Model Under Memm


The purpose of this article is to study the rational evaluation of European options price when the underlying price process is described by a time-change Lévy process. European option pricing formula is obtained under the minimal entropy martingale measure (MEMM) and applied to several examples of particular time-change Lévy processes. It can be seen that the framework in this paper encompasses the Black-Scholes model and almost all of the models proposed in the subordinated market.

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Chen, X., Wan, Jp. Option Pricing for Time-Change Exponential Lévy Model Under Memm. Acta Mathematicae Applicatae Sinica, English Series 23, 651–664 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10255-007-0403

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  • Option pricing
  • Lévy processes
  • time-change
  • subordination
  • MEMM

2000 MR Subject Classification

  • 60G51
  • 91B28
  • 91B70