One of the fastest growing areas in empirical finance, and also one of the least rigorously analyzed, especially from a financial econometrics perspective, is the econometric analysis of financial derivatives, which are typically complicated and difficult to analyze. The purpose of this special issue of the journal on “Econometric Analysis of Financial Derivatives” is to highlight several areas of research by leading academics in which novel econometric, financial econometric, mathematical finance and empirical finance methods have contributed significantly to the econometric analysis of financial derivatives, including market-based estimation of stochastic volatility models, the fine structure of equity-index option dynamics, leverage and feedback effects in multifactor Wishart stochastic volatility for option pricing, option pricing with non-Gaussian scaling and infinite-state switching volatility, stock return and cash flow predictability: the role of volatility risk, the long and the short of the risk-return trade-off, What’s beneath the surface? option pricing with multifrequency latent states, bootstrap score tests for fractional integration in heteroskedastic ARFIMA models, with an application to price dynamics in commodity spot and futures markets, a stochastic dominance approach to financial risk management strategies, empirical evidence on the importance of aggregation, asymmetry, and jumps for volatility prediction, non-linear dynamic model of the variance risk premium, pricing with finite dimensional dependence, quanto option pricing in the presence of fat tails and asymmetric dependence, smile from the past: a general option pricing framework with multiple volatility and leverage components, COMFORT: A common market factor non-Gaussian returns model, divided governments and futures prices, and model-based pricing for financial derivatives

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Keywords Stochastic volatility, switching volatility, volatility risk, option pricing, dynamics, futures prices, fractional integration, stochastic dominance, variance risk, premium, fat tails, leverage and asymmetry, divided governments.
JEL Econometric Modeling: General (jel C50), Financial Econometrics (jel C58), Pension Funds; Other Private Financial Institutions (jel G23), Financing Policy; Capital and Ownership Structure (jel G32), Large datasets: Modelling and Analysis (jel C55)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/1765/78064
Series Econometric Institute Research Papers
Chang, C-L, & McAleer, M.J. (2014). Econometric Analysis of Financial Derivatives (No. EI 2015-02). Econometric Institute Research Papers. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/78064