Discussion Paper

No. 2008-22 | May 13, 2008
A Data-Reconstructed Fractional Volatility Model


Based on criteria of mathematical simplicity and consistency with empirical market data, a stochastic volatility model is constructed, the volatility process being driven by fractional noise. Price return statistics and asymptotic behavior are derived from the model and compared with data. Deviations from Black-Scholes and a new option pricing formula are also obtained.

JEL Classification

C51 G12 G14

Cite As

Rui Vilela Mendes and Maria J. Oliveira (2008). A Data-Reconstructed Fractional Volatility Model. Economics Discussion Papers, No 2008-22, Kiel Institute for the World Economy. http://www.economics-ejournal.org/economics/discussionpapers/2008-22


Comments and Questions

Anonymous - Referee Report
November 24, 2008 - 09:01

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Rui Vilela Mendes, Maria J. Oliveira - Reply to Referee Report
December 11, 2008 - 11:57

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