Department seminar by Geneviève Gauthier, HEC MontrealExport this event to calendar

Thursday, July 19, 2018 — 4:00 PM EDT

Extracting Latent States from High Frequency Option Prices


We propose the realized option variance as a new observable variable to integrate high frequency option prices in the inference of option pricing models. Using simulation and empirical studies, this paper documents the incremental information offered by this realized measure. Our empirical results show that the information contained in the realized option variance improves the inference of model variables such as the instantaneous variance and variance jumps of the S&P 500 index. Parameter estimates indicate that the risk premium breakdown between jump and diffusive risks is affected by the omission of this information.

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M3 - Mathematics 3
Room: 3127
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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