Advances in Decision Sciences

Advances in Decision Sciences / 2002 / Article

Open Access

Volume 6 |Article ID 935436 | 22 pages |

Nonparametric statistical methods and the pricing of derivative securities


In this review paper we summarise several nonparametric methods recently applied to the pricing of financial options. After a short introduction to martingale-based option pricing theory, we focus on two possible fields of application for nonparametric methods: the estimation of risk-neutral probabilities and the estimation of the dynamics of the underlying instruments in order to construct an internally consistent model.

Copyright © 2002 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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