We provide a new framework for valuing multidimensional real options where opportunities to exercise the option are generated by an exogenous Poisson process; this can be viewed as a liquidity constraint on decision times. This approach, which we call the Poisson optional stopping times (POST) method, finds the value function as a monotone sequence of lower bounds. In a case study, we demonstrate that the frequently used quasi-analytic method yields a suboptimal policy and an inaccurate value function. The proposed method is demonstrably correct, straightforward to implement, reliable in computation and broadly applicable in analyzing multidimensional option-valuation problems.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0022109019000048, hdl.handle.net/1765/114038
Journal Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis
Lange, R.-J, D. Ralph (Daniel), & K.Store (Kristian). (2019). Real-Option Valuation in Multiple Dimensions Using Poisson Optional Stopping Times. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. doi:10.1017/S0022109019000048