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Hitting Times: A Mix of Mathematics and Finance

  • Monique JeanblancEmail author
  • Marc Yor
  • Marc Chesney
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Abstract

In this chapter, we establish well known results on first hitting times of levels for Brownian motion, Brownian motion with drift and geometric Brownian motion, and we study barrier and lookback options. In the last part of the chapter, we present applications to the structural approach of default risk and real options theory and we give a short presentation of American options.

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Brownian Motion Option Price Real Option American Option Strike Price 
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© Springer-Verlag London 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dépt. MathématiquesUniversité d’EvryEvryFrance
  2. 2.Labo. Probabilités et Modèles AléatoiresUniversité Paris VIParisFrance
  3. 3.Inst. Schweizerisches Bankwesen (ISB)Universität ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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