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Binomial Options Pricing Has No Closed-Form Solution


Evangelos Georgiadis


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

February 28, 2011

Algorithmic Finance, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2011

Abstract:     
We set a lower bound on the complexity of options pricing formulae in the lattice metric by proving that no general explicit or closed form (hypergeometric) expression for pricing vanilla European call and put options exists when employing the binomial lattice approach. Our proof follows from Gosper's algorithm.

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Keywords: algorithmic finance, complexity, options, hypergeometric, closed form

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Date posted: March 2, 2011  

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Georgiadis, Evangelos, Binomial Options Pricing Has No Closed-Form Solution (February 28, 2011). Algorithmic Finance, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2011. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1773170

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Evangelos Georgiadis (Contact Author)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ( email )
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Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
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