Some calculations for Israeli options

Andreas E Kyprianou

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Recently Kifer (2000) introduced the concept of an Israeli (or Game) option. That is a general American-type option with the added possibility that the writer may terminate the contract early inducing a payment exceeding the holderrsquos claim had they exercised at that moment. Kifer shows that pricing and hedging of these options reduces to evaluating a saddle point problem associated with Dynkin games. In this short text we give two examples of perpetual Israeli options where the solutions are explicit.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-81
Number of pages9
JournalFinance and Stochastics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2004


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