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An Accurate and Efficient Numerical Method for Solving Black-Scholes Equation in Option Pricing
Mathematics in Operational Research
  • Wenyuan Liao, University of Calgary
  • Jianping Zhu, Cleveland State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2009
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Abstract
An efficient and accurate numerical method for solving the well-known Black-Scholes equation in option pricing is presented in this article. The method can be used for cases in which the coefficients in the Black-Scholes equation are time-dependent and no analytic solutions are available. It is an extension to the method by Liao, W. and Zhu, J. (2008 'A new method for solving convection-diffusion equations', Paper presented in the Proceedings of the 11th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, CA, USA, pp.107-114) for solving 1D convection-diffusion equations with constant diffusion and convection coefficients using the fourth-order Pade approximation on a 3-point stencil. The new method can handle equations with variable diffusion and convection coefficients that depend on x² and x, respectively, where x is the independent variable. Numerical examples are presented in the article to demonstrate the accuracy and efficiency of the method.
DOI
10.1504/IJMOR.2009.022881
Citation Information
Liao, W. and Zhu, J. (2009), An accurate and efficient numerical method for solving Black-Scholes equation in option pricing, International Journal of Mathematics in Operational Research, 1:191 – 210.