Displaced Diffusion Option Pricing

  • Author(s): MARK RUBINSTEIN
  • Published: Apr 30, 2012
  • Pages: 213-217
  • DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6261.1983.tb03636.x

ABSTRACT

This paper develops a new option pricing formula that pushes the underlying source of risk back to the risk of individual assets of the firm. The formula simultaneously encompasses differential riskiness of the assets of the firm, their relative weights in determining the value of the firm, the effects of firm debt, and the effects of a dividend policy with both constant and random components. Although this setting considerably generalizes the Black‐Scholes [1] analysis, it nonetheless produces a formula via riskless arbitrage arguments that, given estimated inputs, is as easy to use as the Black‐Scholes formula.

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