Mark Broadie

A Stochastic Mesh Method for Pricing High-Dimensional American Options

Coauthor(s): Paul Glasserman.


Adobe Acrobat PDF

High-dimensional problems frequently arise in the pricing of derivative securities—for example, in pricing options on multiple underlying assets and in pricing term structure derivatives. American versions of these options, i.e., where the owner has the right to exercise early, are particularly challenging to price. We introduce a stochastic mesh method for pricing high-dimensional American options when there is a finite, but possibly large, number of exercise dates. The algorithm provides point estimates and confidence intervals; we provide conditions under which these estimates converge to the correct values as the computational effort increases. Numerical results illustrate the performance of the method.

Source: Journal of Computational Finance
Exact Citation:
Broadie, Mark, and Paul Glasserman. "A Stochastic Mesh Method for Pricing High-Dimensional American Options." Journal of Computational Finance 7, no. 4 (2004): 35-72.
Volume: 7
Number: 4
Pages: 35-72
Date: 2004