American Options

  • Jürgen Franke
  • Wolfgang Karl Härdle
  • Christian Matthias Hafner
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Pricing American options is a more complex task than for European options since they can be exercised any time up to expiry. The moment the holder chooses to exercise option depends on the spot price of the underlying asset St.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jürgen Franke
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Karl Härdle
    • 2
  • Christian Matthias Hafner
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsTechnische Universität KaiserslauternKaiserslauternGermany
  2. 2.Ladislaus von Bortkiewicz Chair of StatisticsHumboldt-Universität BerlinBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Louvain Institute of Data Analysis and Modeling in Economics and StatisticsUCLouvainLouvain-la-NeuveBelgium

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