2015-01-08Buch DOI: 10.18452/4558
Pricing Kernel Modeling
We propose a new method to estimate the empirical pricing kernel based on option data. We estimate the pricing kernel nonparametrically by using the ratio of the risk-neutral density estimator and the subjective density estimator. The risk-neutral density is approximated by a weighted kernel density estimator with varying unknown weights for different observations, and the subjective density is approximated by a kernel density estimator with equal weights. We represent the European call option price function by the second order integration of the risk-neutral density, so that the unknown weights are obtained through one-step penalized least squares estimation with the Kullback-Leibler divergence as the penalty function. Asymptotic results of the resulting estimators are established. The performance of the proposed method is illustrated empirically by simulation and real data application studies.
Files in this item